GOOD BURGER (Theatrical Release USA 1997)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.7|5.0 Starsìì

Good Burger—good concept, stupidly comical in an Ernest P. Worrell kind of way—provides 95 minutes of easy entertainment. The storyline seems flat; the script is a bit bland; and the actors are a bit amateurish. But it all works in its own way. Watch for Sinbad in the film. He plays the character of Mr. Wheat.

Storyline

The story is about two teen-age boys, one named Dexter (Kenan Thompson) and the other named Ed (Kel Mitchell). Dexter damages his teacher’s car when driving his mother’s car illegally—no driver’s license or insurance. The teacher gives Dexter the option to pay for the damages and Dexter takes a summer job at Good Burger. He meets Ed, who also works at Good Burger. Good Burger faces competition as a new fast food restaurant, Mondo Burger, opens across the street. Ed invents a new, sensational burger sauce and the story is on as Mondo Burger attempts to steal the recipe and the boys find that Mondo Burger uses an illegal substance to make the meat in their burgers swell in size.

Additional Thanks

Fair work for Director Brian Robbins. Thank you to Executive Producer Julia Pistor for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Otis (Abe Vigoda), Monique (Shar Jackson), Mr. Baily (Dan Schneider), and Kurt Bozwell (Jan Schweiterman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If you enjoy comedy along the Jim Varney style, you’ll most likely enjoy Good Burger.

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