HOME |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
Snake Outta Compton
House Where Evil Dwells, The
Eyes of Orson Welles, The
Blindspotting
Predator, The
Shirkers
Human Experiments
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Occupation
Intruder
Beast
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
King of Thieves
Unfriended: Dark Web
Blood Fest
Visit to a Small Planet
12th Man, The
Laura
Hotel Artemis
Dogman
Zama
City on Fire
Bird Box
Nico, 1988
BlacKkKlansman
Panique
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Accident Man
Tomb Raider
Cold War
   
 
Newest Articles
Alf Garnett's Life After Death: Till Death... and The Thoughts of Chairman Alf on DVD
Balance of Power: Harold Pinter at the BBC on DVD
Strange Days 2: The Second Science Fiction Weirdness Wave
Strange Days: When Science Fiction Went Weird
Ha Ha Haaargh: Interview With Camp Death III in 2D! Director Matt Frame
Phone Freak: When a Stranger Calls on Blu-ray
A Name to Conjure With: David Nixon's Magic Box on DVD
Which 1950s Sci-Fi was Scariest? Invaders from Mars vs The Blob
The Empire Strikes Back: Khartoum vs Carry On Up the Khyber
Stan and Ollie's Final Folly: Atoll K on Blu-ray
The Big Grapple: Escape from New York and Its Influence
The Conquest of Everett: The Kenny Everett Video Show on DVD
Bout for the Count: Hammer's Dracula in the 1970s
Nopes from a Small Island: Mistreatment of American Stars in British Films
You Know, For Kids: Children's Film Foundation Bumper Box
   
 
  Freddy Got Fingered Funny Old WorldBuy this film here.
Year: 2001
Director: Tom Green
Stars: Tom Green, Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Harland Williams, Julie Hagerty, Anthony Michael Hall, Drew Barrymore
Genre: Comedy, Trash, Weirdo
Rating:  2 (from 5 votes)
Review: Eccentric Gord (Tom Green) sets out for Hollywood with dreams of becoming an animator. But it's not going to be as easy as he had hoped...

Set up with the aim of making Canadian TV comedian Green a movie star, this was one of the worst-reviewed films of its year, and indeed, of all time. It's a relentless barrage of bad taste that should drive most people up the wall, with scenes such as Green whacking a disabled girl's legs with a large stick (for her sexual gratification) being played for laughs.

Most sequences follow a pattern of Green acting strangely in the face of a given situation, then proceeding to send things into mounting chaos, like running rampage in a restaurant, for example. In this "anything goes" comedy, is it significant that most of its humour comes from Green winding up and humiliating his screen parents, Rip Torn and Julie Hagerty? He's like the cheeky kid showing off in front of his friends and just going that little bit too far.

The flaw in all this is that, as with that cheeky kid, Green just wants to be loved. Even the scene where he pulls a baby from its mother's womb and swings it around his head by its umbilical chord ends up with him having a tender moment with the infant. It's too complacent to be really outrageous, more crass and wacky than ruthless. The only thing he's rebelling against is the boredom of everyday life.

Actually, never mind Green, the real star of this is Rip Torn, giving a performance of sustained fury as the father. How many other Oscar nominees would be willing to be filmed being ejaculated on by an elephant? That, ladies and gentlemen, is dedication. Or maybe he really needed the money.

So, in the end, is it funny? Well, it's funny peculiar... and Green does seem to have a thing about cheese... what the hell, I laughed a few times. It's worth seeing once to experience what all the quickly-forgotten fuss was all about. Unusual soundtrack includes the Sex Pistols, Sammy Davis jr, the Ramones, Eminem and the New Seekers.
Reviewer: Graeme Clark

 

This review has been viewed 5338 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (0)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Which star do you think makes the best coffee?
Emma Stone
Anna Kendrick
Michelle Rodriguez
Sir Patrick Stewart
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
Stately Wayne Manor
George White
Paul Smith
Andrew Pragasam
Darren Jones
Aseels Almasi
Rashed Ali
   

 

Last Updated: