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Review: Joe Dirt 2 Beautiful Loser

Joe Dirt 2 Beautiful Loser
07.24.2015
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PLOT: After a tragic event involving a number of people farting in his face, Joe Dirt somehow manages to go back to the past. It is there he attempts to find a way to get his wife and daughters to respect him again… Good luck with that.

REVIEW: Let’s be clear, there are some movies just not meant for critics. Many of these types of  flicks can be entertaining, if you have the right group watching, and possibly a keg available for consumption. And then there is JOE DIRT 2: BEAUTIFUL LOSER… the much anticipated (?!?) sequel to the 2001 moderate David Spade hit JOE DIRT - it made a little bit of money so there you go. Now the question is, did it make enough money to really warrant a sequel? Well, whether it did or no there is one, and I’ve watched it. Watching this sequel, I found so many quotes in this flick that could be used for this review. “So funny I forgot to laugh.”, “I just get stupider”, “22 times ain’t funny no more”… well thankfully I didn’t have to watch this mess of a movie 22 times, once is more than enough.

Poor Joe Dirt (David Spade). This dumb fella has a beautiful wife Brandy (Brittany Daniel) and three adorable kids. But apparently Joe has fallen on hard times and lost the respect of his daughters after a bunch of dudes - and one hot chick - farted in his face repeatedly. Seriously! So Joe finds himself in a strange mix of FORREST GUMP and BACK TO THE FUTURE. He sits and tells his tale to a kind woman (Tracy Weisert) on a park bench instead of a radio station as he did in the last movie. And through some magical THE WIZARD OF OZ shite, he ends up going back to 1965 after a tornado hits his trailer - unfortunately it wasn’t a SHARKNADO. Throughout this piece of entertainment, Joe Dirt gets humped by dogs, chased down by a biker gang led by Patrick Warburton, and of course farted on. This guy’s life sucks ass, but he remains optimistic hoping to win the respect of his family.

If you can’t tell, this was not what you would call an enjoyable watch. At a far too painfully long 107 minute running time, the lame jokes keep coming without a laugh in sight. Perhaps fans of the original may appreciate the white trash, dumb humor that keeps running on empty. The guffaws are non-existent as Joe finds himself in bizarre situations, including meeting a young group of musicians who are destined to become Lynyrd Skynyrd - them trying to come up with a band name falls flat. To be perfectly fair, you get the distinct feeling that everybody making the film is having a blast and a half. So good on them for that. However, if you are sitting at home watching this sequel on Crackle, you may not find the experience nearly as enjoyable. There is much too much of everything, except something that is actually funny.

David Spade, who wrote the script, is sort of convincing in the role. He wears the mullet proud and is very comfortable as the lovable loser that wants to do right by his family. If only the humor didn’t feel borrowed and flat. Aside from the many films Joe Dirt 2 pays homage to, there is a little bit of PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE engrained in Dirt’s journey - as well as Tom Hanks CASTAWAY. It is all recycled or a retread of something far better. It is a lifeless bore. Even the collection of talent involved can’t save this flick. Christopher Walken does his thing, and does it well enough again. Dennis Miller returns, as do a number of players from the original and perhaps if you are a fan of the first, you’ll revel in the JOE DIRT nostalgia. Having not seen the first, it was completely lost on me.

JOE DIRT 2: BEAUTIFUL LOSER is not a good film. In fact, it is utterly terrible. Sometimes you can find a ton of fun while watching a really bad flick, and maybe some of you will find it funny enough to sit through. I’m all for a little white trash funny, but there was not a single joke that made me laugh, or even crack a smile. This sequel is too long and really quite a mess. However director Fred Wolf and David Spade will surely please a few folks that were all giggles for the first. I’m sure some of you possibly wanted more mullet in their cinematic viewing. For the rest of us, JOE DIRT 2 is comparable to one of those dull Saturday Night Live skits that never ends, except this one is nearly two hours. If you have nothing better to do, at least it’s free on Crackle.

 

Source: JoBlo.com

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2:55PM on 07/27/2015
There's a reason this garbage ended up on Crackle.
There's a reason this garbage ended up on Crackle.
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1:22PM on 07/27/2015

So they got the title half-right

I've never liked David Spade (I find him tolerable when he plays villains) so the first movie was lost on me. I had no intention of seeing this film and, thanks to JimmyO, I won't have to. Thanks for taking the bullet, bro.
I've never liked David Spade (I find him tolerable when he plays villains) so the first movie was lost on me. I had no intention of seeing this film and, thanks to JimmyO, I won't have to. Thanks for taking the bullet, bro.
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2:09AM on 07/26/2015
The first was mildly entertaining but I won't waste a penny on this crap.
The first was mildly entertaining but I won't waste a penny on this crap.
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9:41AM on 07/27/2015
"at least it’s free on Crackle."
"at least it’s free on Crackle."
2:53AM on 07/25/2015

Seriously, guys....

Let's be real -- what were y'all expecting? Too much, clearly, The fact it was going to Crackle should've allowed for some adjustments of expectations. Sure, I wish it was MORE of a continuation of the first. For all intents and purposes it started off okay -- Joe Dirt had to prove something to his family . But the tangents in went on in order to do t hid didn't always land their punches . I will say, Mark McGrath was a solid edition to the cast and even a step-up as far as assholishnes goes
Let's be real -- what were y'all expecting? Too much, clearly, The fact it was going to Crackle should've allowed for some adjustments of expectations. Sure, I wish it was MORE of a continuation of the first. For all intents and purposes it started off okay -- Joe Dirt had to prove something to his family . But the tangents in went on in order to do t hid didn't always land their punches . I will say, Mark McGrath was a solid edition to the cast and even a step-up as far as assholishnes goes from Kid Rick's 'Robbie.' Brittany Daniel is hot per usual but she's also better than she was in the first... To be honest, I hope this comment gets voted down a bunch. I would expect nothing less from any one who doesn't possess the ability to adjust expectations (NOT YOU JIMMY O -- YOU'RE THE OBJECTIVE CRITIC HERE! LOL!).
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3:27PM on 07/24/2015

Damn

I REALLY wanted tonlike this but man...even though th jokes are terrible, the biggest reason this sucked is everyone looked old an fat..
I REALLY wanted tonlike this but man...even though th jokes are terrible, the biggest reason this sucked is everyone looked old an fat..
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1:55PM on 07/24/2015
This movie looks like a pile of rotten dog shit.
This movie looks like a pile of rotten dog shit.
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11:12AM on 07/24/2015

Was there any chance this would be any good?

Who likes that shitty redneck humor? Seriously, they hit more lows in this movie than in the past 3 Adam Sandler flicks (minus The Cobbler, which was actually pretty good!)
Who likes that shitty redneck humor? Seriously, they hit more lows in this movie than in the past 3 Adam Sandler flicks (minus The Cobbler, which was actually pretty good!)
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10:57AM on 07/24/2015

I want my money back

Total agreement with your assessment. I liked the original so I had to watch this. Why did I have to watch this? I don't think I "crackle" a smile once. No wonder this didn't even go straight to video much less to the theaters. While watching this a commercial came on and while it was loading it said 10 minutes left and I was, oh crap. Hope I can stay un lobotomized for that long. Then 10 minutes later another came up and it said 20 minutes left. UHHHHGGGGG. My brain was hurting. Why, oh why
Total agreement with your assessment. I liked the original so I had to watch this. Why did I have to watch this? I don't think I "crackle" a smile once. No wonder this didn't even go straight to video much less to the theaters. While watching this a commercial came on and while it was loading it said 10 minutes left and I was, oh crap. Hope I can stay un lobotomized for that long. Then 10 minutes later another came up and it said 20 minutes left. UHHHHGGGGG. My brain was hurting. Why, oh why did I watch the whole movie? Even the credits??? Has anyone seen the Wizard? I need a new brain.
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