Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Jerry Stiller, Milla Jovovich
Special edition widescreen; closed caption; English, French audio tracks; English subtitles; audio commentary by Ben Stiller and co-writers Drake Sather and John Hamburg; five deleted scenes with commentary by Stiller; five extended scenes with commentary by Stiller; outtakes; two original skits from the "VH1/ Vogue Fashion Awards, 1996/97"; music video "Start the Commotion" by The Wiseguys; alternate end sequence; photo galleries; interactive menus hosted by Derek Zoolander.
|Gen X comic actor Ben Stiller ("Meet the Parents") earns a few more frequent-funny miles with his latest vehicle, satirizing the fashion industry and today's media-driven star-making machinery. He directed it, co-wrote it and plays the title character, the vacuous, narcissistic yet incredibly popular male model Derek Zoolander. Stiller's targets are barn-sized: meaningless awards shows, gossip-fueled magazines and TV programs, the fickleness of the American public and Austin Powers be damned! spy movies. Easygoing Owen Wilson ("Shanghai Noon"), as Derek's modeling rival Hansel, and "SNL"'s Will Ferrell, as the designing arch-villain, effortlessly steal the film from Stiller. But the real reason to catch this is the peppering of fashion-scene in-jokes and celebrity cameos that zip past so fast, you're lucky to catch half of them. Stiller's wife Christine Taylor is Derek's love interest; his father Jerry Stiller is Derek's double-dealing agent; Milla Jovovich is the lissome femme fatale.|