“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Monday, July 25, 2016
Dirty Movie (2011)
aka National Lampoon's Dirty Movie How bad is it? It's not the worst National Lampoon film, but it is the least plotted. Should you see it? No.
Everything National Lampoon released directly to home video is terrible, but some people said that this one was actually funny, so I checked it out. It's not funny, unless you're a 10 year-old boy for whom all jokes are new. The "plot" is that a filmmaker decides to make a film that's nothing but people telling the dirtiest jokes they know. It's no "The Aristocrats." It's mostly meant to offend, and I'm a believer in "If it doesn't offend somebody, it's not very funny," but its scattershot approach doesn't work. There's a lot of the N-word, plus bestiality, pedophilia, dead baby jokes, digs at little people and old people, at transgender people, at Mexicans and Jews and at the film industry itself (but not enough to work). Christopher Meloni, who directed, also stars and Cyndi Lauper shows up. The best comedian in the bunch is Robert Klein.