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A show that follows Bam Margera (of Jackass and CKY fame) in his attempts to anger his parents. Unlike CKY or Jackass, Viva La Bam focuses mainly on the torture of Bam's parents and less on harmful stunts.
This comedy is about two guys who decide to rig the Special Olympics to pay off a debt by having one of them, Steve (Knoxville), pose as a contestant in the games, hoping to dethrone reigning champion, Jimmy. Mentally-challenged high jinks and hilarity surely follow.Written by
Steve's alias "Jeffy Dahmer" is a reference to Jeffery Dahmer who from 1978-1991 killed 17 people and hid the bodies in his freezer. In the scene where he is introduced to Lynn's fiancè David she pronounces his last name with an "o" likely to avoid confusion. See more »
Jeffy and Lynn' outfits change multiple times, scenes out of order. When Jeffy arrives with Uncle Gary hes in a dark shirt and pants, When they meet Lynn hes in a gray shirt and red shorts she has a white shirt on and he doesn't have his bag. When she leads him to his room hes back in the dark shirt and shorts and she's in a blue shirt with pants and he has his bag again, then they switch back to her in white shirt and his red shorts with gray shirt for the race. There is not times to change between these scenes. See more »
Other reviews here have been praising this movie but it's average score of 5.4 is more indicative of its quality, as a very predictable comedy that turns sentimental towards the end.
All the ingredients are here: the far-fetched plot device needed to set up the scenario (which in this case is particularly stupid), the love interest, the evil love interest's boyfriend, the funny and/or weird sidekicks (in this case a group of mentally retarded people) and the sentimental ending.
Frankly, this movie does nothing new and most of the time it's not funny. Most of the laughs my friends got from this movie was one of them laughing inappropriately at the mentally retarded people. However, a lot of the time the laughs were intended and I find this to be a bit worrying. To its credit, despite some tasteless laughs the movie does do a fairly good job of treading a line between being too tame and too offensive, but still doesn't manage to be quite funny enough. Its message was predictable and poorly done. The ending was too felt like a quick-fix solution and feels tacked-on.
Overall, I find this to be a fairly entertaining movie with some good laughs, but they are rather sporadic, and the movie itself in terms of its plot is very predictable and not very memorable. Judging from other reviews, people have found a great message in this movie, but I am not among them unfortunately so I find it difficult to recommend this movie as much more than a by-the-numbers comedy.
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