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Even for a stupid jerk film, it ain't funny.
planktonrules8 July 2014
In recent years, there has been a huge trend to make comedies about a group of stupid jerks. With the success of "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "The Hangover" (which has spawned several hellish sequels), it seems that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and the number of stupid jerk films is becoming alarming. Now I am not saying one or two stupid jerk films couldn't be decent mindless entertainment when you are in the mood for something non-taxing (my favorite of these is "Talladega Nights"). But when that's almost ALL that Hollywood is giving us these days, it makes you wonder just who is watching all these movies and will the trend ever stop? My guess is that we've got these sort of films for a while longer, as it doesn't exactly require William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Willam F. Buckley or John Updike to write a film such as "Last Call"! Nah...all you need is a very simple plot, lots of stupid dialog and stupid situations.

When the film began, I was surprised by two things. First, that Christopher Lloyd would agree to be in such a lousy film. Second, that he and the other characters would be even nastier and unlikable than the usual stupid jerks in these sorts of movies. Lloyd plays Pete--a raging alcoholic ( that's funny) who is about to lose his bar because he's a raging alcoholic. Instead of engendering any sympathy, he screams at his boy to make the bar successful or else. In fact, EVERYTHING he says to him is cruel and hateful. Charming. The problem is that the young man and his friends are jerks...irresponsible and annoying jerks. And, now that I think about it, the friend is a SUPER- jerk. Why is it in so many of these films that the friend is a super- jerk?! And why would anyone want to help such a nasty drunk?!

Regardless that none of it make sense, the son and his super-stupid friend try to make a go of the bar. So how do they drum up more business? First, they decide to serve ANYONE who is underage. Second, they turn the place into a strip club. Not surprisingly, this lands them in jail. And, not surprisingly, at the end, there is a miracle that occurs that bails them all out and leaves them happily ever after. What a great object lesson.

Even for a dumb jerk film, "Last Call" is really bad. A major problem is that you hate the characters and the women in the film simply make no sense. What woman would stay with such obnoxious losers?! It also isn't good that you can literally feel yourself becoming more and more stupid as the film progresses. But the worst part is the hellishly bad dialog. Much of it I cannot reprint here at IMDb! But seeing the sort of stuff they say in the movie is more damaging than anything I could say about "Last Call". Here are a few examples of the terrifically clever dialog that the screenwriter wrote for this film: 'I thought I felt my b***s tightening up...'

MANY anti-Semitic remarks made by Tom Arnold, who plays a bit part as (according to the film) the 'Jew Lawyer'

friend yelling out 'd***** Phil, you forgot to flush the toilet again' when Phil is with his date

'want me to cut your f****** nuts off?!'

'Who wants to f***?!'

'what a dip****'

' I'm on top of her, right...the midget's on my f****** back and I'm trying to hit it off...and her mom walks in....'

bartender yells 'take it outside retard'--and the guy runs out and you see a close-up of him puking

So will this film make money? Probably. After all, many films make little in the box office but do well with DVD rentals and purchases. And, there apparently are a lot of folks who are willing to watch this mind-rot. Well, if you personally don't want to see moronic films that were written by horny chimps, then my advice is DON'T GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY. Spend it on a movie worthy of your time. And it doesn't need to be a foreign film or something from the Criterion Collection. Just about ANYTHING would be better than "Last Call"!
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solidabs3 August 2020
Hollyweird can't make a funny movie to save its life. The only thing funny was Roseannes ex husband looking like a 66 year old Lesbian. What a waste of my time.
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Solid raunchy buddy comedy
jmdglss30 June 2012
Warning: Spoilers
My dad, who was a huge film junkie all his life, used to call movies like this "six packers", as in movies that were great for drinking a six pack of beer to. Last Call is not going to win any awards but it's consistently funny and wins extra points for bravery. The jokes get pretty raunchy, which is to be expected in this genre, and there's plenty of nudity, which I more than welcome shamelessly, but what sets this movie apart is its dangerous humor that really doesn't ascribe to the focus-grouped-to-death sensibilities of most recent films in this genre. Not many comedies these days would have the courage (SPOILER) to have their lead characters open a bar to teenagers and encourage them to get wasted while only really being concerned about getting caught. It's pretty messed up but it's also what makes this movie better than the numerous American Pie wannabees cluttering video store shelves/Netflix feeds. Christopher Lloyd gives a strange yet enjoyably Bukowskiesque performance as a drunken Irish pub owner. The acting throughout is actually pretty good. And the girls are hot, very hot.
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Raunchy and stupid, but with few funny moments tho
bellino-angelo20148 January 2023
I casually discovered LAST CALL by accident in September 2019 after finding the trailer casually on YouTube and I assumed it was horrible because here has a score of 4,2 and only one review to date that gives it a 2... so it must stink, right? Well, last September I finally had the courage of seeing it and, while it was a bit dumb, few moments made me genuinely laugh. Now I can discuss it.

Danny and Phil are two underachieving cousins that have to run the bar of their eccentric uncle Pete (Christopher Lloyd) after he fought with a parkimeter and ended in prison. At first things go well but thanks to their joint stupidity, Danny and Phil will have lots of trouble with the law having even a stint in jail with their uncle only to be saved by the Jewish lawyer (Tom Arnold), and then they'll continue their business in the bar.

While the movie was a bit too raunchy for my taste, there were also some funny moments that saved the movie from giving it a lower score. The two stupid cousins were funny in their stupidity and the known names (Lloyd, Arnold, Carrot Top, Tara Reid and Clint Howard) actually tried with the poor material, and the ending was good.

While it's a movie that nobody would seek or even review, I'll recommend it only for folks of my target age (I turned 24 yesterday) for seeing it with friends and have some laughs, or by just yourself.
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Think Frat ...
Znoodles10 April 2022
Alcohol, sex and lots of women uhhh.. dancing! There's some what of a plot and the movie does have funny moments.

Some how I missed this Christopher Lloyd movie, so now I can check it off my list.
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