Freddy Got Fingered
As the host of his self-titled MTV television series, Tom Green has achieved a popularity which is both surprising and quick. After appearances in a few films, like the MTV produced ROAD TRIP, Green now takes the peculiar humor of his TV show onto the big screen as co-writer, director and star in this story of a son’s deep desire to please his hard working father. Green plays Gord, an oddball who shows some artistic talent. But when Hollywood rejects his animated drawings, Gord comes crawling back home to live in his parent’s basement. Family tension rises as Gord’s father, Jim (Rip Torn), tries to motivate his son to stop ‘doodling’ and get a real job. Gord’s journey to garner his father’s acceptance is long, bizarre, and unfortunately for this movie, not very funny. As this reviewer quickly discovered, the constant urge to throw up inhibits the ability to laugh. Except for MTV fans of the star, don’t look for FREDDY GOT FINGERED to make a big splash at the box office.
The film includes scene after scene of vile and disgusting material featuring Green's absurd humor. At least a quarter of the press-screening audience left within the first twenty minutes. The majority of offensive material deals with sexual content, ranging from Gord's girlfriend constantly wanting to perform unconventional sex, to Gord's crude handling of a horse and later a male elephant in a sexual manner. In a particularly gruesome and offensive scene, Gord bites through a newborn's umbilical cord, then swings the infant by it. And we haven't even mentioned the anal probe of Gord's brother referenced in the movie's title. A constant stream of obscenities crosses the lips of the performers, especially the angry father, leaving FREDDY GOT FINGERED fully corrupted.
20th Century Fox, 10201 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90035
Many (25) times - Mild 12, moderate 13
Many (94) times - F-word 68, s-word 17, other 9
Many (13) times – Regular 11 (GD 8, G, OJ, Good G); Exclamatory 2 (Jeez)
Many times – Moderate and severe (various people run into or hit by others or objects, man cuts open dead deer and wears carcass, broken leg exposes bone/ man licks bloody wound, man bites through/ swings newborn from umbilical cord, man watches televised intestinal surgery, jaw ripped off cartoon character and face dragged on ground, man shot with tranquilizer, child implied cut by aircraft propeller off camera)
Few times – Implied (unconventional sex implied by conversation - unmarried couple)
Once (male rear nudity)
None, but man pulls down pants and jokes about proposing sex to son
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog:
Many times (crude sexual handling of horse and elephant, horses shown mating, crude sexual innuendo, references to unconventional sex and self gratification several times, mom told to explore sexual fantasies, sexual motion made to stranger)
Few times (smoking, alcohol)
Crude comment about urination; man falsely accused several times of molesting son sometimes in crudest of terms
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