Sunday, July 12, 2015

7 Days in Hell

In the opening round of the 2001 Wimbledon Championships the world witnessed a grueling weeklong tennis bout between a bad boy fallen idol (Andy Samberg), an orphan taken in by Serena and Venus Williams'  family ("it was kind of like a reverse Blind Side") and a feeble minded rising star (Kit Harington) browbeaten by his domineering mother, model girlfriend, and Queen Elizabeth II. 7 Days in Hell is silly, outlandish, and amusing, told in fine mockumentary fashion with funny appearances by Michael Sheen, Will Forte, and Fred Armisen and also John McEnroe, Chris Evert, Serena Williams, and magician David Copperfield appearing as themselves, although the joke does begin to wear thin, even at a cool 40 minutes.
*** out of ****