Monday, September 12, 2016

Farce of the Penguins (2006)

aka Penguin's March

How bad is it? This blows.
Should you see it? No.

Long before Bob Saget did little voice-overs for home videos on "America's Funniest Home Videos," he did one of the bluest stand-up routines; he's one of only 2, for example, who tell the whole joke in "The Aristocrats." Here, he tries to combine the two threads in a parody of "March of the Penguins," with no success at all, either as writer or director. Samuel L. Jackson narrates. Lewis Black, Tracy Morgan, Christina Applegate, Mo'Nique, Jason Alexander, Jim Belushi, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, fellow "Full House" alums John Stamos and Dave Coulier, Harvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyson Hannigan, Gilbert Gottfried, Jamie Kennedy, Brie Larson, John Lovitz and Norm MacDonald all contribute voices, but not laughs. The whole plot: penguin wants sex, has to cross Antarctica to get it. If this had been edited to a tight five minutes, it might've been great.

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