Flash Movie Review: The Fluffy Movie

Everybody has one in their family or in their circle of friends. There usually is one person; though there may be more, who is the funny one, the jokester. Depending on the structure of the group this person may be the one who does the most outrageous things or the most daring among the individuals. On the other hand it could be a less dramatic person who has a sly wit or satirical slant to their humor. To me these folks play an important part within the group. If one had a choice to feel happy or sad, the majority would choose happy I would think. From my experiences I have always been exposed to humor in almost every type of situation. Of course not during a tragic event; however, there would be traces that would eventually filter out during a time of sadness. A large portion of the humor I have heard within my family has been done through the telling of stories. There is nothing like listening to a person talk about an experience they had, who can put a funny twist on the events. It is a gift when a person not only can find the humor in a situation but spin it so that another person finds it relatable.    GABRIEL Iglesias (A Haunted House 2, Magic Mike) is such a person and I had no idea he was a stand-up comedian; I only knew his face from a role he played in a movie. Directed by Manny Rodriguez (Soul Train Awards-TV, Jimmy Kimmel Live!-TV), this movie was the filmed version of Gabriel’s sold-out concert tour titled “Unity Through Laughter.” The advertisements for this comedy picture state there is “never before seen footage.” The first thing I have to say about this movie is about the title; I loved the use of the word Fluffy instead of the “F” word. Since I never utter that word I will spell it for you: F-A-T; such a disgusting word. Next, because this was my first time experiencing Gabriel doing his act, I found him to be an easy likable guy. His use of accents and the sound effects he made were quick and precise. I enjoyed both watching and listening to him as he spun his humorous tales. Though I did not find anything that made me laugh out loud, I did smile and chuckle numerous times. The part I really liked about his act was the fact he did not resort to strong language to amuse people; that takes talent these days in my opinion. Entertained through the entire movie, I was surprised by the vulnerability he showed from time to time. If your group of friends or family is missing a funny person, Gabriel would be a positive addition to it.


2 1/3 stars


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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on August 8, 2014, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. aguywithoutboxers

    So true, my friend! 🙂

  2. Theatre of Pain

    I’ve seen Gabriel do stand-up on a couple of occasions. As far as today’s comedians go, he is one of the better ones.

    I completely agree with you on profanity and comedy. I don’t mind profanity under the right circumstances but hearing a string of curse words spouted off without much thought or reason, especially in the name of comedy, is usually enough for me to leave the room or change the channel. Kick Ass 2 is a prime example. I just watched it and even though I found it to be marginally better than the original, the primary villain in the film was annoying from beginning to end. Some of the issues I had came from the poorly written character while others stemmed from the actor playing the role.

  3. I love this guy. So amiable, so downright likable.

    I agree on the profanity bit. I think it was Seinfeld who said that profanity is an easy way to get laughs. So many “comics” today rely on that sort of thing too much and really can’t construct quality jokes. They just go for shock value, where I think Gabriel can really weave a tale in a way that makes the audience relate as though he’s talking to a group of friends. That’s a gift.

    Great review.

  4. Three of the most popular comedians in Britain at the moment are stands up that don’t need to resort to bad language or sick jokes about vulnerable people. They are just, creative story tellers about the absurdities of life.

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