An Appreciation Of Hot Rod, The Lonely Island’s First Film


This week sees the theatrical debut of Popstar, the new movie from the SNL-minted and YouTube-affirmed star comedy group The Lonely Island — a trio made up of filmmaker-performers Andy Samberg, Jorma Toccone, and Akiva Schaffer. But if Popstar sees The Lonely Island fully extending their familiar overconfident SNL personas into feature-length filmmaking, their first film, Hot Rod, takes a look at the world of a scrappy underdog made when The Lonely Island was made up of scrappy underdogs themselves.

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