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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Swardson ... Bucky Larson
Christina Ricci ... Kathy McGee
Don Johnson ... Miles Deep
Stephen Dorff ... Dick Shadow
Ido Mosseri ... J Day
Kevin Nealon ... Gary
Edward Herrmann ... Jeremiah Larson
Miriam Flynn ... Debbie Larson
Mario Joyner ... Claudio
Tyler Spindel ... Jimmy
Meredith Giangrande ... Blueberry
Nicholas Turturro ... Antonio (as Nick Turturro)
Mary Pat Gleason ... Marge
Jackie Sandler ... Casting Director
Dana Goodman Dana Goodman ... Gretchen (as Dana Min Goodman)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,415,023, 11 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,331,318, 18 September 2011
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Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS

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1.85 : 1
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Is currently one of the worst reviewed movies on Rotten Tomatoes, it currently holds a 0%. See more »

Goofs

at 22 minutes in, Bucky is in the bushes, the cookie he's holding changes shape over and over. See more »

Quotes

Dick Shadow: Nothing grows in my crotch shade. Nothing.
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Connections

References Legends of the Fall (1994) See more »

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Girls on the Dance Floor
Written by J-Splif (as Jae Choung), Bruno Mars, Kevnish (as Kevin Nishimura), Jeremy Reeves (as Jeremy L. Reeves), Prohgress (as James Roh), Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip (as Jonathan James Yip)
Performed by Far East Movement featuring 24/8
Courtesy of Catch Music Group
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Yeah, it's pretty bad
19 January 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star" bombed big time when it was released to theaters. It may have been because it was released in the beginning of September, when there are few people going to movie theaters. It may have been because the movie is about the porn industry, which has never been a popular movie topic for mainstream moviegoers. It may have also been because the relentless television commercials for the movie were very annoying. But I think the main reason why it bombed was that the audience smelled it for the stinker that it was. There are no laughs anywhere to be found in the movie, for one thing. But it also has a weird tone, like it was written by a dirty-minded and mean-spirited eight year old. It's not very audience-friendly, to put it mildly. The cast is spirited, but they can do absolutely nothing with the terrible script.

Oh, one more piece of evidence for its badness: The end credits for this 2011 release list a 2010 copyright, suggesting that Columbia Pictures didn't know what to do with the movie for quite some time.


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