The first time I saw this movie I think I was actually at the theater. It was surprisingly fun. Every once in awhile it would show up and I might watch it for the fun of it. Because it is fun. Americans do not know how to make fun of themselves, but in this movie Russell's character does a good job of it. Anyway, I am not surprised thi smovie has grown so much in populaity...ok maybe I am, but it IS FUN! The back stories you share here are fun too. Thanks!