Tour De Pharmacy (2017)
July 10, 2017 4:30 PM - Subscribe

A mockumentary that chronicles the prevalence of doping in the world of professional cycling.

This "movie" (only like 39 minutes long) is notable for three things:
1. Wonderful casting, especially the "then and now" casting for the characters, and some nice cameos
2. Period-appropriate cinematography, to get that 1982 feel
3. DICKS DICKS DI-well, only just the two, I guess
posted by Huffy Puffy (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Next AskMe question: So, how hard is it exactly to get a credit card in Finland? ASKING FOR A FRIEND.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 4:30 PM on July 10, 2017

I had extremely low expectations for this (even though I like most of the people in it) but it actually made me laugh a lot so I'm grateful for that.
posted by bleep at 4:46 PM on July 10, 2017 [1 favorite]

This was the stupidest thing I've ever seen but I laughed so hard I cried
posted by colorblock sock at 7:34 PM on July 10, 2017 [1 favorite]

John Cena is a treasure.

Also, Metafilter: Just because you have cheetah blood does not make you a cheetah.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 4:54 AM on July 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

I thought the payoff line for the "trifecta" thing itself was only sort-of funny, but Goldblum's reading of it made me laugh out loud.

Freddie Highmore aging into Julia Ormond is spot-on casting.
posted by doctornecessiter at 5:03 AM on July 11, 2017 [2 favorites]

- John Cena as Gustav Ditters, Austrian cyclist
- Dolph Lundgren as current-day Gustav Ditters

posted by Halloween Jack at 11:46 AM on July 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

I really wanted to like this more, so yeah. Maybe I'll laugh a few days after the fact?
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:47 PM on July 11, 2017

This just came on hbo and I didn't notice the part with the Finnish commercial for the concept of a credit card but wow.. points were made. A credit card: you have to go out and buy more but now you get punished for it. Everyone talking about how weird and bizarre it is are so missing the point. Another very good thing is Will Forte's perfect French. The performances in this are way better than they need to be. It reminds me of a Mel Brooks movie.
posted by bleep at 11:10 PM on July 5, 2019

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