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.
The rating I gave it *** is actually a compromise, it's 1 or 5 given what mood I am in when watching it. Definitely a film everyone one needs to see at least once. If only to see what happens when Hollywood has its head so far up its own ass, that is doesn't realize what sneaking by it.
movie is probably the biggest stealth parody. it takes all the cliches of every "dumb guy succeeds" movie from the 90's and amps it up to absurdity. the slow-mo grind shot in the hospital pretty much gave that impression on me, not to mention random licensed songs every five minutes. the film's pretty average otherwise but knowing that it's a huge troll of comedy movies makes me view it in a different light.
Towards the end of the film, when the protagonist wastes all the money he is given on pointless crap instead of what he was meant to spend it on, every absurd thing throughout this film made sense. Sincerely, this is a masterpiece.