Yoga Hosers (2016)

Yoga Hosers
Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Cast: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Adam BrodyHarley Morenstein, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Justin LongTony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Genesis Rodriguez, Vanessa Paradis, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp, Stan Lee, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 1.10.2016
[Review by cornholio.]

Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) have always been best friends. Now they share a passion for yoga, a boring job in a convenience store and a band with which they hope to become famous. But first: get through high school and maybe find a hot boyfriend like Hunter (Austin Butler), Colleen M’s crush, and his best friend Gordon (Tyler Posey). When the two of them invite the Colleens to a party, they are overjoyed. But things go very differently than expected – in a sudden Nazis, evil plot and satanism kind of way. It’s up to the Colleens to save the world.

Yoga Hosers wasn’t perfect, but it was entertaining, sweet and funny. I enjoyed most of it – especially after the clusterfuck that was Tusk.

Yoga Hosers could be read as a sequel to Tusk as Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith appeared as the Colleens there. Unfortunately, they also brought Johnny Depp’s worst character Guy Lapointe with them. He was already unnecessary, unfunny and annoying in that film, he is even more so here because people should have known better by now. (Also annoying and unfunny was that we get the excerpt from Kevin Smith’s podcast that inspired this film during the credits and as with Tusk, where they do the same, it’s simply not funny to listen to hysterical laughter and that’s pretty much all it is.)

Fortunately Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith are charming and I reallly love their characters. The Colleens seem to be every cliché of millennial girls ever, but they are not a devaluing parody. They get to stare at their cell phones and be shallow but also have personalities and skills and depths. Kudos to that. I could have done without their singing, though.

Not all jokes worked for me. I’m simply not a huge fan of Nazi jokes (as an Austrian this rarely feels appropriate) and there are plenty of those. But I did enjoy the various yoga poses and the Canada jokes that abound (the store The Colleens work at is called Eh-2-Zed, they sell Pucky Charms and aboots and ehs are everywhere in general).

With all the various cameos and since they have Natasha Lyonne to make everything better, I enjoyed most of the film, despite unfunny and gross Johnny Depp.

Summarizing: Fun.

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