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Being Jean Claude Van Damme

Every time that I think someone playing themselves in a movie as a post-modern meta-ironic send up of their own public persona is a played out stunt that’s being used in the place of actual ideas, someone comes along and plays themselves in a movie as a post-modern meta-ironic send up of their own public persona and it’s totally great. The movie JCVD in which a down on his luck Jean Claude Van Damme decides to hold a bank hostage has been floating around for awhile internationally, picking up great reviews. A new trailer went online this weekend, and it went on Videogum after the jump.

Opening weekend, you guys. You and me.