Dave White
Miss March Review

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The whitest (and dumbest) kids u know.

Who's In It: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Craig Robinson

The Basics: A high school senior hoping to lose his virginity at prom suffers a fall down a staircase that puts him in a coma for the next four years. When he wakes up--thanks to his best friend smashing him in the face with a baseball bat--he discovers that his former girlfriend is now a Playboy centerfold. That means it's time for a road trip to Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion to find her and resume the virginity-loss scenario.

What's The Deal: You should know that this movie from The Whitest Kids U Know guys is mostly about diarrhea, breasts and oral sex-related injuries. And if you're planning on seeing it then you probably just read that sentence and it confirmed your desire to buy a ticket. And you shouldn't be ashamed of that. I like movies that showcase the comedy possibilities of diarrhea and oral sex injuries and breasts as much as the next person with very low standards, so I laughed maybe more often than the movie deserved. But I did laugh. And if that's wrong, then I'm wrong. And so are you. Who cares.

Legitimate Filmmaking Problems That Can't Be Ignored Just Because It's Got Some Cheap Laughs To Offer: A budget so low that it makes everything look like it was shot with a home video camera in a fluorescent-lit storage unit. Michel Gondry and Guy Maddin's cardboard fantasy sets seem like they cost more to construct than this. Then there's the stiff acting, the one-take quality of nearly every scene and the inability to fill the bare-bones plot with more laughs. The movie starts by letting you know that no low-brow subject is off limits. But then there are long stretches of nothing in between the gross-out gags. Why is that? Oh yeah, and Hef's cameo is embarrassingly stiff.

However, And This Is A Big However: They had the good sense to include a character named Horsedick.MPEG (played by The Office's Craig Robinson) and that, for some reason, gets a laugh every time. So maybe he should be the subject of the sequel.

Crappy Comedy Lineup: Funnier than College (but then again, a prank phone call telling me my mom just died would be funnier than College), almost as funny as Fired Up, nowhere near as funny as Sex Drive. So there, now you know.


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