Holy Man

Year: 1998
Production Co: Caravan Pictures
Studio: Touchstone
Director: Stephen Herek
Producer: Stephen Herek/Roger Birnbaum
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia, Jon Cryer, Edie McClurg, Morgan Fairchild, James Brown
At it's base level a slow, ineffectual satire of Western society's obsession with convenience. At face value, a straight laced comedy with nothing special to offer.

Struggling TV Home Shopping Show exec Goldblum and partner come across a man on a holy pilgrimage to discover himself, called G (Murphy).

For reasons too paper thin to believe, he convinces G to appear on his flagging show. The show becomes a hit, G moves more units than the network ever has, and nobody seems to notice that he's promoting knowledge of thyself instead of seeking meaning through rampant material consumption.

The inevitable happens, everyone corrupt learns about themselves, and the whole thing - while it has a few laughs - could have been lifted from a million similar pseudo-redemption Hollywood ideas by an able film student.

Funny self-satirical cameos by Morgan Fairchild and James Brown.

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