In many ways, Artie Woods is a typical college senior: he's shy, a bit awkward, and is still trying to figure out how to fit in. But Artie has a problem that makes it difficult to interact with people. Since he was a child, Artie has been stricken with chronic flatulence, and while his good friend Bear accepts him as he is and gets him into a fraternity, not every one else is so charitable about Artie's frequent gaseous outbursts. Artie becomes infatuated with Andrea, a sexy co-ed, and to his surprise, Andrea seems interested in him as well. But Andrea is just using Artie to toy with her incredibly jealous boyfriend, and Artie doesn't recognize that Emily, a pretty transfer student he's become friendly with, has actually fallen in love with him. Billed as "the comedy that stinks." Written by
This is a truly wonderful film, with consistently good performances. It evokes the mood of a Bergman chamber drama, which is always a good thing. And speaking of Bergman, he actually ripped this film off and retitled it "Shame". When Jean-Luc Werner Bergman rips a movie off, you know it must be good.
In closing, this is one of the greatest films in history, and is an essential building block in any film aficionado's collection. Recommended without a doubt!
Dr. Jonathan Wellington, Jr., MMD Winner of the Golden Web Award
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