Thursday, March 24th, 2011


 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] “The story of a man who teaches people how to kick other people in the face.”

LIMERICK REVIEW: (not a great one; these are hard!) An instructor who’s wife liked to fuck,
idolized superstar Chuck The Truck.
His wife went too far,
then left in the car.
Some people don’t have the greatest luck.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Tae Kwon Do guy’s wife sleeps around a lot. His hero is not heroic.

PEOPLE: Jody Hill‘s first feature film — before making the hilariously dark hit Observe And Report. Watch for this guy’s future movies — he’s going somewhere.

Starring Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Observe And Report, Land Of The Lost, and uncredited roles in Fanboys and Superbad); Mary Jane Bostic (a n00b) as his wife; Ben Best (who co-wrote it) as the famous fighter; and keep an eye out for Collette Wolfe (Jody Hill‘s wife, also the “crippled” girl in Observe And Report, 17 Again).

QUIRKS: The title is a semi-literal translation of Tae Kwon Do, which is what this movie is about. It’s a sports comedy. A martial arts comedy. But fortunately the sports remain a background plot advancement device, while the comedy itself takes the foreground.

BAD STUFF: Nothing!

CONCLUSION: The dialog and jokes for this movie were insanely funny. There’s really not a way to summarize the brilliance of how this movie played out. It was extremely funny!

RATINGS: Netflix: 4/5. IMDB: 8/10. Tempting to give this 5/5 stars, as it didn’t really fail anywhere other than having 2 montages that weren’t comedic montages. But maybe we’re just spoiled after the best comedic montage ever in Wet Hot American Summer.

RECOMMENDATION: See it!! It’s an easy-to-overlook great comedy.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Sports comedies with ridiculous people full of themselves are all somewhat similar to each other. If you liked this, you might want to try Blades Of Glory.

MOVIE QUOTE: There’s soooooooooooo many… But if you haven’t seen it, you might not want to read all of these:

Fred Simmons: Dentistry? I can’t even believe that’s something that’s real.

Suzie Simmons: I was so drunk – like, Myrtle Beach drunk.

Fred Simmons: Meditation is terrific and all, but I’ve never heard of it saving anyone from a gang rape type situation. Meditate on that. Rape.

Fred Simmons: I’m so hungry I could eat a grown man’s ass right now!

Fred Simmons: Let me think about that for a second. Ok, I’ve thought about it and I think my answer to that question would have to be “fuck you”. I don’t care if you wake up in a ditch with grown men shitting on you and jumping on top of your head. Maybe your nose will turn into a big ole dick and you can stroke that all the time. I hope your hair turns into dog shit one day. You wake up and you run your comb through it and all that it is, is little trundles of dog shit. The worst shit that you could imagine. AIDS… it’s cool. Everything comes around sweetheart.

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Lauren & Andy seemed to really like it. Glen liked it. (more…)