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Watch: ‘Uber Driver’ Parody of ‘Taxi Driver’ Nails It

Watch: 'Uber Driver' Parody of 'Taxi Driver' Nails It

YouTube user Alex J. Mann has posted this parody of the Scorsese classic, re-imagined here through the lonely lens of an Uber driver in Los Angeles: "People will do anything: Snapchat, group-text, swipe right on Tinder. It’s like I don’t even exist." But it’s just a side-gig until he sells his first screenplay.

Iris, the teenage prostitute played by Jodie Foster in the 1976 original that won Martin Scorsese the Palme d’Or, even gets a cameo appearance here. And she eats gluten!

While the parody is a nifty riff on one of the greatest films of all time, where it succeeds best is as a satire of the awkward experience of riding and driving Ubers in LA, where everyone is basically a screenwriting hack with a smartphone and a Dropbox account.

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