The holiday season usually brings together families and friends to celebrate under the Christmas tree. After an unprecedented year where most of the world was under lockdown, people need an escape more than ever. With most movie theaters closed, thankfully, the perfect over the top campy Christmas comedy has arrived worldwide on YouTube to give film lovers a much-needed laugh during quarantine. The movie is The Bachelor Party: It’s a Wonderful Lifestyle – The Rise of Showstopper.
The title is as outrageous as it’s star, The Showstopper Shawn Valentino’s playboy image, and this howlingly hilarious film features the jet setting adventures of a bad-boy bachelor traveling the globe to recover an ancient artifact to save the galaxy. The film is a tribute to and a parody of Star Wars, Mission: Impossible and Christmas movies like It’s a Wonderful Life. True fans of cinema will delight in all types of spoofs of Hollywood classics and the ridiculous sendups of The Christmas Carol and the annual Jimmy Stewart tearjerker are sure to make this alternate holiday season viewing for years to come.
Of course, the so-called-plot is just an excuse to showcase some gorgeous ladies and spectacular locations such as the Pyramids of Egypt, Machu Picchu, Bangkok, Bhutan and Bollywood. For car lovers, the sexy custom-designed red BMW i8, dubbed The Bachmobile, as in bachelor-mobile, should go down in cinematic history with the DeLorean from Back to the Future and the Batmobile that inspired it.
Directed by Tremain Hayhoe, the auteur of Rideshare, the tone is obviously influenced by classic parodies like The Naked Gun and Airplane. He also plays the lead villain, a zany combination of The Emperor and Bon Jovi in a campy showcase.
There are surprise celebrity cameos galore, but carrying the wacky hijinks with deadpan delivery are co-stars Rich Twilling, a Rod Serling-esque man of mystery, and William Pierce, who appeared in Margot Robbie films Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Bombshell. Speaking of bombshells, this movie has eye-candy galore that is sure to set adolescent fantasies into a frenzy. From Miss USA finalist Toneata Morgan of Temptation Island fame to former WWE Diva Shelly Martinez, the film is like a beauty contest onto itself.
The true standout in this cast is the luminous Brooke Piedra as bumbling blonde super agent Brooke Benton. Her lovably clueless presence is an obvious nod to Alicia Silverstone in Clueless and Marilyn Monroe. Equally as magnetic is Hannah Coelho with her magnetic eyes doing her best Bond Girl routine.
If you are a fan of outrageous comedies, then The Bachelor Party: Episode 2: It’s a Wonderful Lifestyle – The Rise of Showstopper is sure to provide you some escapist entertainment.
Need an escape from Quarantine and boring Zoom “parties” this holiday season? Watch the full movie now on YouTube.