Zoolander | Chicago Reader

Zoolander

The premise of this contemptible comedy—the fashion industry conspires to remove world leaders who oppose child labor—isn't absurd enough to be funny. Director Ben Stiller, who wrote the screenplay with Drake Sather and John Hamburg, plays the title character, a top model who starts looking for more challenging work when up-and-comer Owen Wilson steals his thunder. The movie repeatedly comes to a halt so other characters can give Zoolander patronizing looks as he mispronounces words or uses bad grammar—a stance as shallow as the filmmakers want us to believe he is.

Credits

Director:

  • Ben Stiller

Cast:

  • Ben Stiller
  • Owen Wilson
  • Will Ferrell
  • Christine Taylor
  • Milla Jovovich
  • Jerry Stiller
  • Jon Voight
  • David Duchovny
  • Judah Friedlander
  • Nathan Lee Graham
  • Alexander Manning
  • Asio Highsmith
  • Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd

Writers:

  • John Hamburg
  • Drake Sather
  • Ben Stiller

Producers:

  • Stuart Cornfeld
  • Scott Rudin
  • Ben Stiller
  • Celia Costas
  • Joel Gallen
  • Adam Schroeder
  • Lauren Zalaznick

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