• My Name Is Bruce (2008)

My Name Is Bruce

Release Date: October 30th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2009

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

B-movie horror star Bruce Campbell (himself) spends most of his time wisecracking with his agent (Ted Raimi), drunk dialing his ex-wife (Ellen Sandweiss) or dealing with the occasional singing prostitute (Janelle Farber). But then he's kidnapped by teenage fans in Oregon who think "Evil Dead" hero Campbell can help fight off a real-life monster. Campbell finds himself battling a dragon and trying to make a good impression on a teen's pretty mother, not necessarily in that order.

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Ellen Sandweiss, Janelle Farber, Grace Thorsen, Taylor Sharpe, Dan Hicks, Logan Martin

Director: Bruce Campbell

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Keywords: Small town, Playful, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    While sporadically funny, the sophomoric My Name Is Bruce is no "Bubba Ho-Tep," the movie where Campbell unforgettably played Elvis Presley as a nursing home patient battling a mummy with the help of John F. Kennedy. But Campbell's fans can feel free to add a star or two. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    If you don't already know who Bruce Campbell is, it will set you searching for other Bruce Campbell films on the theory that they can't all be like this. Start with "Evil Dead II," is my advice. Not to forget "Bubba Ho-Tep." In fact, start with them before My Name Is Bruce, which is low midrange in the Master's oeuvre. show more

  • 75
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    What's surprising is that the film has genuine laughs and smart-aleck asides that will keep even nonfans happy (although it helps if you at least like the genre). show more

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