Feature film version of a Danish sitcom, starring the same actors as the TV show. See more »
Casper and Frank start their journey down the river in Ry, and make camp at Bamsebo Camping. Some days later they arrive in Skanderborg. To get from Ry to Bamsebo, which is near the town of Ulstrup, you will need to sail past Skanderborg. The stream in the river is to strong to paddle the other way, so the movie is clearly shot in the wrong geographic order. See more »
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Funny, but... um, that last shot should have been illegal...
'Klown' (2010) - [5/10] - Day 134 of #Movies365
Who recommended this? C'mon, it must have been one of you. That's all I kept thinking throughout this 93-minute endurance comedy that belongs in a subcategory of dark humor that's about ten shades darker, essentially the death metal of black comedy. Think 'Martyrs' or 'A Serbian Film' but with off-color jokes instead of sick images. How long can YOU hold on? So, I vote Vantablack Comedy (that's the "new" shade of black that absorbs 99.965% of light- SO METAL).
I know I have a sick sense of humor, but 'Klown' made me blush. And the big reveal at the very end... that was makeup or prothesthics, right? Or... does everyone who sees this movie end up a registered sex offender? Did I just get the comedy version of the videotape from 'The Ring'? And if I didn't, I'm keeping that idea (to probably do absolutely nothing with).
Anyway, 'Klown' is based on "Klovn," a successful Danish series (I wonder what their measure of success is, or what the Danish version of the Nielsen is, because "Neilsen" already sounds pretty Danish) that aired for six seasons before they made this film with what I have to imagine is all the nastiness and misanthropy that they couldn't get away with on TV? At least that last gag... Jesus, I need to stop thinking about that. They made a sequel in 2015, and they're airing a 7th season right now that includes an episode called "#Metoo" that aired this week, and I don't want to trigger myself with the plot description. The show also seems to be pushing buttons with IMDb and Wikipedia users who believe it's a ripoff of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." I'd imagine Larry David would want to distance himself pretty, pretty, pretty far from this, especially in this climate, even if Sacha Baron Cohen has a remake of the film sold to Annapurna (actually, that's in the right hands).
The film follows Frank and Casper, who are planning to take a canoe trip to a secret orgy for their "Tour De P***y" (think of the name of the "Posse" that Oscar-winning philanthropist Leo DiCaprio used to lead), and it's as gross as you can imagine, except it gets even worse when the disgusting slug-human Frank kidnaps his pregnant girlfriend's chubby weirdo of a nephew to prove that he can be a good father. He cannot, and continually does gross stuff that gets him a "schnozzle"- that move the Three Stooges would do to each other's noses. Frank gets the schnozzle he deserves when he tries to get into the orgy, which makes his nose bleed, so they kick him out. This all happened, and it's only skimming the surface, but it's at least distracting me from the ending bit that I didn't want to relive.
But, oh, there it is again. Overall, 'Klown' is hilarious in parts, but not enough for me to want to dig into the series, the sequel, the German remake, or whatever Sacha Baron Cohen does with it. Okay, maybe I'll watch that one.
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