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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  9 September 2011 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$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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One of the worst comedies ever released!!!
18 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like Nick Swardson. His show "Pretend time" on Comedy Central is hilarious and he's usually good in supporting roles ("Grandma's boy" & "Just go with it"). But wow, did this movie suck. "Bucky Larson" is flat. The jokes aren't funny and the acting for the most part is uninspired. Don Johnson was the highlight of the film and Christina Ricci did what she could but there are no redeeming qualities in this film.

I went in with low expectations because of the bad reviews and word of mouth, and yet I was still disappointed. This film deserves to be in the bottom 250 on IMDb. With the talent that was involved in the project and the premise of a porn comedy, "Bucky Larson" should have been funny. But instead I found myself wishing it was never made. I feel sorry for the chumps who paid $10 to see this garbage in theaters.


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