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Fanboys (2009) Die-hard Star Wars devotees, circa 1998, embark on a cross-country mission to break into Skywalker Ranch for a guerrilla preview screening of The Phantom Menace… 2009-02-06 PG-13 PT90M Comedy Kristen Bell Dan Fogler Jay Baruchel Chris Marquette Sam Huntington The Weinstein Company
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Fanboys (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Fanboys | In search of the force: The Star Wars obsessed group of Fanboys
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In search of the force: The Star Wars obsessed group of Fanboys
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Feb 06, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Kristen Bell and Dan Fogler; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Die-hard Star Wars devotees, circa 1998, embark on a cross-country mission to break into Skywalker Ranch for a guerrilla preview screening of The Phantom Menace in Fanboys. Real-life fanboys know that the release of this mildly cute, mildly drooly, majorly too late spoof/homage has been delayed for more than two years. And during that time, an Internet-driven argument has raged about whether the final cut would retain a not-at-all-secret subplot involving the terminal illness of one of the Skywalker intruders. This critic says, ''Ick, it's a gummy sentimental intrusion.'' But the tribe spoke, saying, ''Keep it! That's why the break-in is a gallant act!'' We're both right. C+

Originally posted Feb 04, 2009 Published in issue #1034 Feb 13, 2009 Order article reprints