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Vulgar
Vulgar
Actors: Brian O'Halloran, Bryan Johnson, Jerry Lewkowitz, Ethan Suplee, Matthew Maher
Director: Bryan Johnson
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 27min

A once ridiculed and downtrodden clown elevates to celebrity status when he saves a child from a hostage situation but being a household name soon brings his skeletons out of the closet. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Rele...  more »

     

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Actors: Brian O'Halloran, Bryan Johnson, Jerry Lewkowitz, Ethan Suplee, Matthew Maher
Director: Bryan Johnson
Creators: Bryan Johnson, David Klein, Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith, Monica Hampton
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Kevin Smith, Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/03/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Alex H. (ohiobadboy-2011) from STEUBENVILLE, OH
Reviewed on 2/19/2012...
This is a film that goes way beyond horror or scary,This movie scars the mind as well as will make you think you seen it all in life! I watched it with a open mind as I see VULGAR as the victim and wanted to hug him and tell him It would be ok! I would say one of my favorite movies from now on! Great work to all who made this movie!!

Movie Reviews

Wow!
J. Irps | sparta | 03/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"what an unusual movie. this is one of those movies that you cannot unerase in your mind. uneasy and uncomfortable. i have to give props to the producers for putting this one out, but i know not many people will watch this or recommend this. i watched it once and that is enough for me.

what to say about this, a clown doesn't make enough money so he creates a gig to go to bachelor parties a gag but ends up getting raped by rednecks reminescent of the ones from deliverance. there is a very sick rape scene in this. i don't want to give much away for the plot, so i will leave it at that. the tension in vulgar is thick enough to cut with a knife. it also isn't for the light hearted. the sound is crappy, but it is low budget so what was i expecting.

overall, this isn't a comedy. there a few parts that might be slightly funny from an extremely morbid point of view, but not what i expected "from the producers of clerks and dogma" as stamped on the package. that should have been left off. it is totally misleading. check this out only if you want to watch something different and unexpected and you are pretty much ready for anything."
This film isn't vulgar
S. Stopper | New Joisey | 12/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It seems that a lot of people are missing the point of this film. It isn't exploiting rape and violence. It's giving the viewer a close look at the horror and shame of being the victim. The film doesn't dwell on the attack, but looks at what happens next. There is a bit of fun and silly stuff in it too, just like life.....but then we are caught off-guard.
Maybe the problem is that everyone expected the Kevin Smith "formula", which is great fun, and probably the reason we all watched this to begin with. But this is very different.
I think it was a very brave human study and I hope Bryan Johnson has more for us.
Just remember...Nobody said it was a comedy!
And Kevin....thanks for helping with this!"
Whoa...
D. Lawson | IL, United States | 03/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Firstly, there's something I must make clear. Vulgar is NOT a Kevin Smith movie, despite it being a View Askew movie. Kevin Smith co-executive produced it and played a bit role, but he did NOT write or direct it - Bryan Johnson did.That said, I was quite impressed. I rented it not really knowing what to expect; I mean, the only View Askew works I'd seen thus far were Kevin Smith's, but I could tell this would not be the same comedy fare just by looking at the cover. I think it's important that you do not expect to laugh while watching this movie; there are a handful of funny scenes, but that's not really what Vulgar is about.Brian O'Halloran gives an amazing performance in this movie; I don't think many actors would be brave enough to take on the role of Flappy/Vulgar. For the most part, all the actors are very believable, which is necessary in a film portraying a reality this stark. The cinematography was superb, and the script was well-thought out and solid. Some of the sets were a little drab and lackluster, but I won't hold that against it... hey, it's an indie film.All that said, Vulgar is a twistedly brilliant film, but it's not for the faint of heart. The final 10 minutes of the film really had my blood pumping - kept me guessing. I recommend you rent it first and test the waters before you buy it."