Colleen and Colleen
Kevin Smith’s latest feature, “Yoga Hosers” looks at Instagram, yoga, current slang and female empowerment angle. The film is also a horror movie about bratwurst Nazis as well as a kind of musical. We see Canada as a fantasy world that is completely alien to Americans.
The film follows two high school friends— Colleen (played by Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, the daughters of the film’s director and co-star, respectively). The Colleens work at a convenience store named “Eh-to-Zed” and this film is a loose narrative about high school life, including the Colleens being forced to work in lieu of attending a senior class party. It is also a story about the killer sausage krauts, and there is another horror plotline involved as well.
The film’s setup is essentially one long diversion. Our characters and the important setting are introduced in the first ten minutes, and then we are taken away into a lengthy school sequence that serves no narrative function. Characters are introduced, given long dialogues with our heroes, and then disappear from the film.The plot begins about 40 minutes into the film, the plot begins. There really is not of a story (or comedy as far as that goes). Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose have decent chemistry with one another. It is when they interact with others in the film that the film flounders.
Justin Beiber lookalike Austin Butler is the real star of the film and he delivers a funny performance. , I see “Yoga Hosers” as a kind of homage to B-movie exploitation horror films. Kevin Smith seems to be losing his touch and his films that were once so interesting are not as interesting as they were once.
It seems that the film tries to prevent its own inevitable criticism by having a character set out to destroy all critics. However, the character just so happens to be a Nazi and that commentary is lost.
The girls battle an army of foot-tall Nazis made of sausage. This is a vague movie about two girls who just want to go to a party with twelfth-graders but wind up battling an army of knee-high Nazis made of sausage. These Nazis love to kill strangers by crawling into men’s rectums (Now this is really strange).
The Colleens, reluctantly work behind the counter at the convenience store owned by one of the Colleen’s father. The girls are bored and are always on their phones inventing any excuse to put up a “temporarily closed” sign and go goof off in the back.
This is an extravagantly ridiculous tale that accommodates everything from a Manitoban Nazi to crudely animated sentient pieces of German-accented, Mountie-dressed talking bratwurst (called, naturally, “Brat-zis”). We also have Canadian caricatures, bathroom humor, and satire aimed at the millennial set, revolving around such things as the pretentiousness of yoga.
Smith remains obsessed with spraying contempt at a younger generation. It seems that the film is meant, to some degree, to chronicle the two girls’ increasing awareness of a world outside their narrow fame-obsessed purview.
Ultimately, though, any attempts at moralizing are lost with Smith reacting to his critics. are subsumed by Smith’s obsession with taking aim at his critics. Take for example the Canadian Nazi It turns out that the film’s villain—a Canadian Nazi (played by Haley Joel Osment in fake archival footage, and Ralph Garman in the present day) who has managed to stay alive by freezing himself for 75 years before the two Colleens accidentally wake him up. He wants to become a world famous and decides to kill all art critics and is not interested in Hitler-like world domination through racial genocide.