Aspiring animator Gord, 28, leaves his Oregon home to sell his ideas to Hollywood. After being told, correctly, that they're possibly the stupidest ideas ever and he needs to rethink them, he moves back home. But his unpleasant father escalates his mean treatment of his unconventional son. Meanwhile, Gord falls for Betty, an attractive doctor at the hospital where a friend is staying. She's in a wheelchair and happens to delight in having her paralyzed legs beaten with a bamboo cane; her sexual aggression intimidates him. Gord's family goes to a psychiatrist, and he lies to her that his father molests Gord's brother Freddy; Gord neglects to mention that Freddy is 25. Soon Gordon has the house to himself and comes up with a winning animated series, "Zebras in America," based on his own family. All this is really a framework on which Tom Green hangs his usual crazy stunts.Written by
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Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) and Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim (as Eric B & Rakim)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Like a root canal, but without the anaesthetic
I honestly hated this movie, and this is coming from someone who did give it a chance. I didn't find it funny at all, it was vulgar, crude, offensive and very unsubtle. It was truly awful and one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It made the Farrelly Brothers look like choirboys, okay I may be exaggerating, but instead of laughing, I was literally crying with disgust. I will admit it starts off promisingly, but after the first five minutes, it falls rapidly downhill, into complete disaster. Some parts of the film were excruciatingly painful to watch, like when Gord cuts the dead deer open and starts wearing and dancing in it, I felt as though I wanted to be sick. The script was just puerile, it didn't feel like a script at all, it actually felt like the actors were improvising the whole time. Most of the time I do not like Tom Green, here he overdid the humour and mugs embarrassingly, and Gord's drawings by the way are awful. Rip Torn, an actor who I respect, and deserves more recognition, deserved much better than he was given. Although he was without doubt the best actor in the movie, he was let down by a abysmally-written script. Everybody else failed to rise above the material. I understand if anybody loves this movie, but I will be honest, I did not. I am sorry, I did have to watch this in chunks, pausing either to cry or to vomit. An example of a film that was like a root canal, but without the anaesthetic. This also happens to be the first really negative review I have written in ages. 1/10 Bethany Cox
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