Cracking Up is the 1977 comedy film. It is a collection of shorts groups with a framing story. A huge earthquake has devastated Los Angeles and the news teams are on the scene. Many of the shorts are stories that the survivors tell. There’s even parody commercial between the repots. The skits deal with things such as a Polish-American TV show, pervy construction workers, and religious con artists. However, L.A. still has a few aftershocks coming.
This collection of sketches are okay, although there are a few memorable ones such as the film’s attempt to show construction workers as real human beings, only to have it fail. There is a nasty double standard as the film has no problems making jokes about white ethnics. They should have had them get the upper hand like the African-Americans in the boppers commercial. Other than that, the jokes are okay and the actors are decent. Honolulu comedy fans need to rent this movie first.
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