Amusing mostly for its celebrity interview rants, "Get Bruce!" is a love-letter documentary about Bruce Vilanch, Hollywood's behind-the-scenes court jester who has made a career of writing the one-liners that keep America from changing channels during otherwise dull awards shows.
An affable wise-acre with a shaggy sheepdog blond mane and beard, who perpetually sports goofy T-shirts and glasses with brightly colored rims, Vilanch is just the kind of guy you might expect to see profiled on Bravo, A&E or Comedy Central -- and just what inspired Miramax to release this obliging but shallow fluff piece to theaters is a mystery.
Vilanch is entertaining enough as he recalls behind-the-scenes Oscar night escapades and spouts spot-on insights about celebrity friends, but most of the movie is those celebrities responding in kind -- and at length.
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