5.4/10
767
2 user 4 critic

Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Video 25 March 2008
Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

What begins for Chode and crew as a routine mission to protect a pissed-off princess will soon become a filth- splattered saga of dismembered royalty, indestructible clown assassins and ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tripping the Rift (TV Series 2004)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. The universe is modeled largely after the Star Trek universe, with references to 'warp drive' and 'transporter' beam ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Root, Maurice LaMarche, John Melendez
Lexx (Video 2008)
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lexx is fighting a criminal organization led by a rich and powerful woman. But the villains know the secret of Lexx's superpowers and are ready to eliminate her.

Director: David Lussier
Stars: Daniel Beaudoin, Annick Blanchard, Emmanuel Gilot
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Scott Allen, Ada Fieldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Corinna Harney, Tiffany Sloan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Scott Allen
Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Vicangelo Bulluck, Scott Allen, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Santa's in the midst of a "late-life" crisis--he's tired of the responsibilities of the job and he's ready to let his business-minded daughter, Mary, take over. Mary feels torn between the ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Mig Macario, Dean McDermott
Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession Tokugawa ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Nana Mizuki, Kôsuke Toriumi
Dirty Love (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A jilted photographer sets off on a mission to get back at her philandering model boyfriend and along the way discovers that not all love is created equal.

Director: John Asher
Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Carmen Electra
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A waiter/writer living with his dad and a neat freak who's just landed a job as a reporter in New York, meet by colliding on the Brooklyn Bridge, and romance ensues.

Director: Matthew Miller
Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Chris Eigeman, Paul Dooley
Santa Baby (TV Movie 2006)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Mary Class is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Ivan Sergei, George Wendt
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Jenny McCarthy, Richard Bull
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Simply a computer graphics parody of many science-fiction TV series and movies out there.

Director: Chris Moeller
Stars: Stephen Root, Patricia Beckmann, Terry Farrell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Chode (voice)
...
Gus (voice)
...
Six (voice)
John Melendez ...
Bob (voice)
Gayle Garfinkle ...
T'nuk (voice)
Rick Jones ...
Whip (voice)
Danny Blanco Hall ...
(voice)
Daniel Brochu ...
(voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
(voice)
Emma Campbell ...
(voice)
Ellen David ...
(voice)
...
(voice)
...
(voice)
Craig Francis ...
(voice)
Pauline Little ...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

What begins for Chode and crew as a routine mission to protect a pissed-off princess will soon become a filth- splattered saga of dismembered royalty, indestructible clown assassins and desperately horny housewives. What vile act has Chode committed to bring down the ultimate wrath of Bobo? Can Gus, Six, T'nuk, Whip and Bob stop a time-traveling killing machine from ruining a booze-soaked birthday party? How much does a lap- dance cost at the Grope-A-Cabana on Omicron 9? The voices of Stephen Root, Maurice LaMarche, Jenny McCarthy, John Melendez, Gayle Garfinkle and Rick Jones star in this all-new feature length movie packed with plenty of sex, violence and &^%!#* too extreme for broadcast TV! Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment press release (not orignal)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Star Wars meets South Park


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les décalés du cosmos - Ze film  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)

Color:

| (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Every plot line, and almost every scene, contains references to movies and TV shows. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: Terra, Alpha 1
See more »

Connections

References So You Think You Can Dance (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Though tripping and stumbling through a disjointed passage of scenes and skits, the film just about holds weight due to a small number of things in what is a 70 minute sprint.
14 August 2009 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

The film adaptation of Tripping the Rift cannot much hold a candle to the cinematic transitions of both South Park and The Simpsons, but for what it is, the picture is a delirious and riotous journey through a very original and very creative diegetic world that seems to acknowledge the rules before deliberately setting out to break them. Going into it, I was unaware that such a show even existed; turns out, it's a meekly successful Canadian cable TV series that began at the start of the decade and ran for a while. The comparison I came to, and it might seem pretty obvious to those up on the show, was that it resembled a more adult version of Futurama. Some have complained, I read, that the film is nothing much more than previous episodes or ideas stitched together but, as someone walking in blind, this didn't affect my rating nor view. I respect that, with others, this will differentiate.

Tripping the Rift: The Movie sets the bar pretty low, but it hits slightly above where it aims. The film is all over the place, rough around the edges; inconsistent in its humour and feels the need to jump from jokes of the spoof variety to of the bodily function variety. But it's fine, if only to a degree; it's rude without ever really stooping to a level of demonisation or specific 'group' targeting while its screenplay, much to my surprise, actually provides its lead character with some genuinely funny lines. If you're basing your rating or recommendation factor on laughs alone, it provides enough for a watch, and at a mere seventy odd minutes, the piece shoots along at a rate that doesn't necessarily see it outstay its welcome. It arrives; it gives us a broad, broad palette of different sorts of humour; zips all over the place and leaves again without much fuss.

The body of the film is, in essence, just a bunch of stuff that happens to a crew of a spaceship. Whatever narrative it has, hasn't actually happened yet based on the equilibriums we're given. It concerns future events and a killer clown, gloriously sending up the T-800 from the Terminator films, sent back to kill the film's lead character, Chode (Root). But whatever, the plot isn't important to those that produced this; what is, is utilising whatever short runtime they have to deliver gags in the form of what Chode says; cramming in as many references to films that, presumably, the people that made this grew up on as well as somewhat pandering to a younger, more adolescent crowd with gross-out humour and sex jokes.

Chode's crew are an odd bunch of aliens, animals and robots; thrown together for whatever reasons by whatever events. There-in exists T'Nuk Layor (Garfinkle), an odd horse shaped alien; Whip (Jones), a chameleon-like character; Gus (LaMarche), a robot that, for some reason, comes across as to have a sexual preference as well as Spaceship Bob (Melendez), the ship's computer. Another crew member is Six, a would-be spitting image of the talent voicing her, namely Jenny McCarthy; whose character, rather disappointingly so, is a cyborg that exists purely for the gratification of the lead. The makers would like you to think the name is a pun on a TV show called Star Trek: Voyager, but let's all be honest with one another: it's so that adolescent boys can giggle at what her name might be if you were to drop the vowel and insert another one, thus, you transform her from her name into what she exists for.

You could take any of what happens in Tripping the Rift: The Movie and unfold it in any order you like. It is made up of a series of events and stuff that just happens, which forms the basis of some sort of adventure. It doesn't really matter what order a lot of what happens unfolds in, just as long as it does. But it's certainly chock full of energy, and there are certainly laughs along the way. Take the opening 'skit' for example, in which the crew are charged with protecting a young princess, on a separate planet, just prior to an address to a crowd. Nobody ever stops, looks up, and says "Hey, hold on. Why are we in a place called 'Solvinia', which looks like a set straight out of Frankenstein, and which seems to be populated by a mixture of people with French and German accents but all of whom speak in English, in which a five foot tongue, who sounds distinctly like Michael Madsen, is protecting someone we have had time to invest zilch affection with?" But hey, what can you do?

But the sporadic nature of the film doesn't grate as much as it most definitely should, even if it shoots from one scenario to the next; one minute in the aforementioned horror setting before zipping off to a jungle for some sort of out of the blue treasure hunt and then over to a suburban housing estate for a Desperate Housewives pastiche; all the time these odd episodes punctuated by near death experiences with the T-800 spoof character. Tripping the Rift: The Movie plays out like some sort of animation feature that a band of students have completed right at the very end of an animation course of some kind. True, it overly relies on other films and TV shows for the majority of its gags, which come about visually, but against all odds and for someone who went in blind; it actually-miraculously-kind of works out.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Care Bears??? brown_eyes267
It's just third-season episodes pyropod
Did I miss this? imecoli
did i miss anything towards the end? ron3484
end song during credits liquidbabydoll-391-515328
Discuss Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?