Review Date: October 25, 2002
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Writer: Johnny Knoxville
Producers: Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine
As it stands now, many of their goofy skits cracked me up, in particular those having to do with the Pandas, the old men (the shoplifter was hilarious!), anything that ultimately led to any of them puking on-screen (like that dude who ate his own urine ice-cone), the real-life moments of the boys setting their pranks up inside actual stores (like when Knoxville got his head kicked in by Butterball inside a department store or when that other dude took a dump inside a hardware store), the stuff in the golf carts, the paper-cuts and many more. I also liked most of the stuff they did in Japan, particularly because the people there seemed so cool about it-- very matter of fact. A small amount of their stunts didn't do it for me. The stuff with the parents wasn't all that funny, and the whole alligator trick with the mom seemed fake. More stuff I did like included Knoxville jumping off a trampoline and into a ceiling fan (!), as well that other dude getting his ass whipped by a girl. Nice! The bottom line with this movie is really whether or not you think this is all "dumb and nothing else" or whether you think it's "dumb and pretty funny". I'm in the latter camp and even though the whole "reality TV" thing is starting to wear mighty thin nowadays (although these guys all perform their own stuff and you can feel that), you are not likely to see much of what's shown in this movie anywhere else. I also really dug the lively tunes throughout including the Ramones, Danzig and many other cool-meisters. See it if you're interested in what happens when a man shoves a toy car up his ass or a couple of dudes fill their swimming trunks with shrimp and jump inside a whale-laden ocean, and skip it if you're not into the whole Tom Green over-the-top stupid/gross/funny vibe.