movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link]

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Drugged man hires gigolo to fuck his wife, so that he can fuck a criminal drifter.

PEOPLE: Mike Judge‘s 3rd live action movie, after Office Space and Idiocracy. And let’s not forget Beavis & Butt-head and King Of The Hill. That Mike Judge is writing and directing this is sole enough reason to automatically demand this movie be seen!

And then you have the cast: Main character by Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Sit Down Shut Up, Valerie/Valerie’s Family/The Hogans, Silver Spoons, Hancock, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Juno… And Teen Wolf 2. No. I haven’t seen it. Not yet.)

Also starring Mila Kunis (Jackie from That 70’s Show, Meg Griffin from Family Guy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Kristen Wiig (Adventureland, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Walk Hard, The Brothers Solomon, Knocked up) finally getting more screen time. She sometimes gets parts that are way too small, like an extra in Melvin Goes To Dinner.

We also get a barely-recognizable Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons (Jennifer’s Body, I Love You Man, Juno, Ladykillers, Oz, and of course J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man movies), Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek 0, Crank 2, The Stoned Age, and “I need you like my elbow needs an asshole” drug dealer Rupert from The Rules Of Attraction), David Koechner (Sex Drive, Snakes On A Plane, Talladega Nights, 40 Year Old Virgin, Dukes Of Hazzard, Anchorman, Man On The Moon, Wag The Dog) as the annoying neighbor.

And.. Gene Simmons?!?! As a schiester?

Sometimes a cast can really make a movie — and it really helps here.

QUIRKS: A very easy-to-digest comedy, full of laughs and awkwardness.

MORALS: Don’t do what Jason Bateman did. Hahaha.

BAD STUFF: This is arguably the worst Mike Judge movie, but that’s kind of like saying “this is the worst sex”. The worst sex in the world is better than going to work on Monday. Besides, Idiocracy wasn’t quite as funny as everyone remembers it being.

CONCLUSION: A great comedy movie! Such awkwardness! Such a great cast! Such uniqueness! Such great writing (and directing) by Beavis & Butt-head creator Mike Judge!

This guy can certainly keep up with the quality of Kevin Smith or Judd Apatow movies. But he’ll never be able to keep up with their quantity, unless he starts cranking them out faster. And that’s my biggest complaint: Mike Judge isn’t making movies fast enough.

Clint: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 6.9/10, Netflix: 3.3/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.7/5 stars–Nice when they are right at guessing.)

RECOMMENDATION: See it! It’s Mike Judge for chrissakes!

MOVIE QUOTE: “There goes Johnny Horsecock.”