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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

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A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.

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Living in small town Iowa, Bucky Larson is a simple minded, uneducated, beaver toothed young man still living with his protective parents, Jeremiah and Debbie Larson. Initially saddened when he is fired from his job as a bagger at a supermarket, he eventually sees it as a sign that he is destined for greatness in some other field. Based on some information he learns, Bucky believes that destiny is to become a porn star, despite he being a virgin and only having recently learned what masturbation is. With his parents' blessing, Bucky hops on a bus to Los Angeles to make it big there as a porn star. He is taken under the wings of a few people in LA. On the professional side, he meets the reigning king of porn, Dick Shadow, who only sees in Bucky a laughing stock. But washed up porn director Miles Deep stumbles across what he sees as an untapped niche market for Bucky's limited talents. Miles has the challenge of trying to convince investors who only see in Bucky the antithesis of porn. ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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9 September 2011 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,415,023 (USA) (9 September 2011)

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$2,331,318 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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Swardson defended Bucky Larson in an October 2011 interview, in which he blamed its poor financial showing on the difficulties of advertising the material: "To promote an R-rated movie, with commercials, with this character, it was just really, really hard. It was hard to get the movie across to people. The trailer in theaters was really tame because we couldn't show any of the insanity, and even if we did it, it wouldn't hit because it had no context. It was just really frustrating." He predicted the film would find more appreciation on DVD. Swardson also dismissed the negative reviews. "I knew the critics were going to bury us because of the acting, how it was written and directed, none of those reviewers was psyched to see Bucky Larson and laugh. They go in with the mentality 'fuck these guys for making another movie.' They go in there to kind of headhunt. It makes me laugh because it's just so embarrassing. It makes them look like such morons." See more »

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Dick Shadow: Nothing grows in my crotch shade. Nothing.
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References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) See more »

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Move Fast
Written by Peter McEvilley (as Peter "Peas" McEvilley)
Performed by Peter McEvilley (as Peas) featuring Heidi Marie
Courtesy of Kanpai/Domo Records
By arrangement with Orange Table Entertainment
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How did this piece of mammoth excrement ever get made?
25 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

See that $20 bill in your wallet? Wipe your ass with it instead of paying to see this movie. You will receive more amusement watching a feces-stained Jackson swirl around the bowl than watching this gross-out piece of water buffalo diarrhea.

Not even an immature 13 year old will find this film amusing. It uses the same three jokes the entire movie: Bucky has buck teeth, he shoots semen at the mere sight of a naked girl, and he has a tiny penis covered with a bush of hair. Boom, that's it. That's the movie.

Game over man, game over.

If I could give this film zero stars, I would. Not even Stephen Dorff can save this penguin excrement.


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