The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle (2009)


That’s the way the cookie crumbles . . .

Written and directed by David Russo, please don’t let the title put you off of seeing this bizarre, smart, stylish comedy.

The story revolves around Dory (Marshall Allman), a young lad who flips out at his data entry job and spectacularly quits/is helped out of employment. Desperate for cash, he takes a janitorial job and ends up working in the same type of environment he used to, just with a very different perspective. Trying to stay invisible at all times, the cleaning staff get more than they bargained for when they begin eating cookies they find in the building. Cookies that have been engineered to provide that perfect, freshly baked, cookie taste but that have some interesting side-effects, to say the least.

To say any more about the plot would spoil some truly wild, fun material so I won’t go on about it. What I will say is that this film takes some good potshots at the modern world around us; from the “invisible” workers who clean our working environments to modern art to modified foods and more, it hits everything it aims for.

The cast (Marshall, Vince Vieluf, Natasha Lyonne and everyone else) all do a great job, especially considering how far “out there” the movie can go. Vieluf, in particular, is often hilarious and always watchable.

Not an easy movie to sell and not an easy one to describe to others, The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle is a fresh, energetic film with style and humour in abundance that should appeal to those after something off the beaten path, so to speak. It’s well worth checking out.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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