Monday, July 22, 2024

Jeff Bezos Biopic Now Playing for Free on Amazon, Possibly Worst Most Wooden Movie Ever Made, Based on Children’s Book


A movie called “Bezos: From Zero to Hero,” is playing right now on Amazon’s free channel, Freevee.

Also called “Bezos: The Beginning,” the movie is based on a non-existent 33 page children’s book called “From Zero to Hero” self published by a woman named Tanesha Ebanks. No information can be found out about the book — which is not available on Amazon — or its author.

The movie. which I watched in horror. is one of the worst ever made. It features acting so wooden you could frame a house with it, stilted dialogue, and a cockeyed revision of history that makes Bezos look like a saint. You probably won’t see it. But you’ve never seen anything like it.

Involved in this enterprise is Emilio Estefan, husband of singer Gloria. who plays Bezos’s Cuban father. Estefan is a talented drummer but he is not an actor. Neither is anyone else involved in this film.

“From Zero to Hero” actually seems like a movie for adults transferred from children’s source material. It’s almost recited more than acted, and the notion is that Bezos is a genius, everyone around him is an idiot who doesn’t understand him. At the end of the movie, when Amazon is taking off, one of his original partners is told that if he had known his original worth, he’d have gotten it. The implication is that Bezos has been right to defraud and ignore the people who supported him.

There is no mention of Bezo’s subsequent bad marriage, affair with a cheesy married woman, divorce, scandal in the National Enquirer, transition from shlub into gym rat, or purchase of the Washington Post or MGM.

This may be why “From Zero to Hero” is now available on FreeVee. It was earlier part of Amazon Prime and was on Apple TV. But Bezos clearly wants everyone to see it easily. IIt’s a press release for two year olds.

Only four people have reviewed “From Zero to Hero” on Rotten Tomatoes. It has a 50. I’m not sure anyone else has ever seen it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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