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The Darwin Awards (2006)

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To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close.

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Storyline

To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close.

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Rated R for language, violent images, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the search in the library for the author, behind Michael is a man reading a book. The book is actually "The Darwin Awards" book of stories much like the ones in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the two boys are driving to the concert and they go over the bridge the shot of the bridge is taken from Crocket, California. You can clearly see Toot's Tavern and the Carquinez bridge during its remodeling. See more »

Quotes

Bob: [while drooling over a muscle truck in a showroom] What's its MPG?
Car Salesman: [sneering] Who gives a shit?
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Crazy Credits

The film was granted MPAA certificate #999999, which, technically, won't be awarded until decades later. See more »

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References Popeye the Sailor (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

She's a Jar
Written by Jay Bennett and Jeff Tweedy
Performed by Wilco
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Pretty darn good, unless you're somehow expecting The Film Of The Century.
27 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this film "cold"--I had not heard of it before and was not expecting a comedy, per se; I truly had no expectations as someone else chose the film and I did not read the DVD cover at all, just jumped right in. That said, I thought it was fantastic. Those expecting a rip-roaring, sidesplitting gigglefest ought perhaps to have watched something intended to be so. This was funny at moments, disturbing at others, a little shallow in some places, but I sincerely doubt it was intended to be taken as deep philosophical delving despite the lead character's commentary. As for the chemistry between the leads, I agree with a previous reviewer's assessment: they were meant to irritate one another, and I thought the slow and gradual depth of the relationship was far more romantic than any of the stereotypical big-bang overnight transformations into meaningful interaction. Perhaps more people should watch films without having any clue what to expect of them. It keeps the viewer from making perhaps inappropriate demands that may or may not be met.


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