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DVD Review: The Onion Movie

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World's largest metaphor hits iceberg; drugs win drug war; hijackers surprised to find selves in hell. These are just a few examples of the headlines that begin The Onion Movie, the film based on and created by The Onion, the satirical fake news newspaper/website. Having finished filming back in 2003, the movie is just now being released straight to DVD this month.

Plotless and scatterbrained, the film is made up of a series of sketches and television news stories reported by The Onion News Network. Even though these two elements dominate the film they rarely reflect what the other is doing. The viewing experience is a bit like watching an R-rated Saturday Night Live but instead of commercial breaks someone reads headlines from The Onion paper to you.