Throughout the film, unemployed 28-year-old cartoonist Gordon “Gord” Brody pursues his life-long ambition to obtain a contract for an animated television series. He heads off for Hollywood, and subsequently gets a job in a cheese sandwich factory. Gord manages to speak to Dave Davidson, the CEO of a major animation studio, and shows him his drawings; despite noting that the drawings are “pretty good”, Davidson disparages Gord’s idea of an “X-Ray Cat”, declaring it “fucking stupid”.
A disheartened Gord quits his job and returns home to his parents, angering his dad “Jim”. Jim constantly insults and belittles Gord, and also disparages his girlfriend Betty, an attractive nurse in a wheelchair with an obsessive penchant for fellatio and an ambition to create a rocket-powered wheelchair. After Jim smashes Gord’s handbuilt half-pipe, Gord falsely accuses Jim of sexual molestation of Gord’s younger brother, Freddy. The 25-year-old Freddy is sent to a home for sexually-molested children, while Gord’s mother, Julie, leaves Jim, and ends up dating Shaq.
After seeing Betty’s successful experiment with a rocket-powered wheelchair, Gord returns to Hollywood, with a concept based on his relationship with his father, for a series called “Zebras in America”. After Jim bursts in on Gord’s proposal and trashes Davidson’s office, Davidson is amused enough by Jim’s antics to greenlight the series and give Gord a million dollar check. Gord kidnaps his father and takes him to Pakistan as a response to Jim’s earlier insult: “If this was Pakistan, you’d be sewing soccer balls when you were four years old!”. Father and son come to terms, but are soon kidnaped and held hostage. The kidnapping becomes a news item, as Gord’s series is already highly popular. After four years, Gord and Jim return to America, with a huge crowd welcoming them home. —Wikipedia
Michael Thomas “Tom” Green (born July 30, 1971) is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, talk show host and media personality. Best known for his shock humour brand of comedy, Green found mainstream prominence via his MTV television show The Tom Green Show. Green was also in the public eye for his short-lived marriage to actress Drew Barrymore, and for his roles in such films as Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip, Stealing Harvard and Charlie’s Angels. —Wikipedia
Its perversely disappointing that a film branded as a sick and unspeakably terrible work in cinema is completely void of transgressive badness, the ramblings of an infantile man-child - that are annoying rather than stomp taboos - packed for a period where we had to endure mainstream ‘alternative youth culture’. The only thing separating this from the other poor comedies of the period is more elephant spunk.
Admittedly it's another one where when I was young I liked watching it, but like most movies like these I gradually see more and more of why this is remembered as badly as it is. The greatest thing from the movie is Tom Green's self-aware audio commentary, including when he talks about the film's reception. "Who's gonna buy the fuckin' DVD? Nobody went to the movie when it came out!"
What a perfect screen shot.
This film is so very outstanding that it nearly eats itself with its own greatness and absurdity. In fact, it kinda does. The endless nonsensical bits add up to create… read review