Who's in It:
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Ian McShane, Will Arnett
The Basics: Samberg is an inept moped-riding man-child with dreams of becoming an Evel Knievel-ish stuntman in order to save his stepfather's life. That the movie begins with Samberg barely managing to jump the bike off a curb, freeze-framing him in mid-hop while the retro graphics flash the title onscreen is pretty much all you need to know.
What's the Deal? It's a Will Ferrell movie borderline mentally challenged person with a ridiculous, somewhat '70s-inspired dream faces even more ridiculous challenges to that dream minus the Will Ferrell. If he had a time machine and could go back to his mid-twenties, Ferrell would automatically be in it, but for now he's probably just planning to have Samberg kneecapped. If it happens, you'll know who's responsible.
Antecedents: The Jerk, Footloose and Freddy Got Fingered, if Freddy Got Fingered hadn't been totally filthy.
If You're Not in Middle School, Here's the Best Way to Enjoy This: Call in sick to work. Go to the beach with your friends who've also called in sick to work. Drink beer all day. Then after you're sun-baked and physically drained from doing all that nothing, have your designated driver take you to see this. It will be perfect.
No One Associated With This Film Has Any Idea How Much Things Actually Cost: Samberg has to raise $50,000 so his stepfather can have a heart transplant. But anyone who's seen Sicko knows that it costs like $60,000 just to have a chopped-off finger sewn back on. Heart transplants are now for Bill Gates exclusively.