Monday, May 23, 2016

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2013)

How bad is it? It's a comedy without a single laugh.
Should you see it? NO.

I'd been warned, but I watched this anyway. Nick Swardson, who I rarely find amusing, stars as a virginal bowl-haircutted bucktoothed loser who discovers that his parents were once porn stars, so he goes to Hollywood to become one as well (despite having a micropenis). Eventually, I started counting schoolyard euphemisms that are said in the film, but got bored with that around #30. This was co-produced and co-written by Adam Sandler, so you have to think that he felt that playing the title character in this would be bad for his image, as poor as that is. The only reason anyone would suffer through this is for the parade of slumming actors: Pauly Shore, Stephen Dorff, Don Johnson (who is better than the material here), Edward Herrmann, Kevin Nealon, Nick Turturro, Christina Ricci, Mario Joyner, Keegan-Michael Key, Jimmy Fallon and a slew (slough?) of porn stars. There's shockingly little nudity or comedy.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think anyone should see this. It is yes, that fucking bad. Nick Swardson is one of those guys that if you put him in a movie, RUN! He is just not funny and whenever he actually tries to act, it just makes everything worse.