Down on his luck after losing his job and his girlfriend on the same day, Larry decides to join his neighbor, Bill (Bill Engvall), and his combat-happy buddy, Everett (DJ Qualls), for a relaxing weekend of drinking and tar... more »get practice. But when the three hapless guys are mistaken for Army Reservists by the hard-nosed Sergeant Kilgore (Keith David), they're loaded onto an army plane headed for Fallujah, Iraq - and mistakenly ejected in a Humvee somewhere over Mexico. Convinced they're actually in the Middle East, the clueless wannabe soldiers save a rural village from a siege of bandits and become local heroes. But when Carlos Santana (Danny Trejo), a ruthless, karaoke-loving warlord, strikes back, Larry, Bill and Everett have to lay down their beers and take up their arms - and prove they just might be real soldiers after all...« less
Were on a mission to save the world from crybabies
John Nelson | North Fond du Lac, WI | 09/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You know what camp your in with Larry The Cable Guy, you love the guy and find him funny and easygoing or you think he's some kind of antichrist who is just so offensive to everyone. Funny how Chappelle and Mencia can go so much farther with material and get such applause and Larry just pushes the envelope and has people needing their diaper changed.
Is this movie any good? No not really, most comedies that aren't even very good movies or have lame stories can still be funny. Is the movie amateurish? yeah it gets pretty silly with scenes that are shot and handled you just know something silly or bad is going to happen. Is the movie FUNNY? Yes, some scenes can be sidesplitting particularily DJ Qualls who is on the tetched side as a sidekick who can't wait to get a gun and blow something away. Keith David as the commander spends most of the movie being humiliated but even he comes away still being awesome. And no Larry and Bill aren't great actors but they are fun to watch and if you were looking for good acting, uh what are you doing here? Harrison Ford and Dustin Hoffman are on another shelf this is Delta Farce for crying out loud!
The idea while farfetched (Reservists while goofing around the base one day get picked to head to Iraq and enroute get dropped out of their plane over Mexico, only they don't know it) makes me think of classic comedy movies or TV shows where the leads don't know where they are and slowly but surely figure it out.
"But Larry is offensive, and they make jokes about things they don't like!!!" Well, then this movie isn't for you and thats all there is to it. I saw it with a friend of mine who served overseas and he thought it was hysterical. To all of Larry's haters out there, just remember what Hoard Stern said, in so many words "If you don't like it, just turn it off."
Oh and quit crying. Really theres so much more to do with your time and life then complain about a comedian."
Methinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much !
Spottedfeather | Independence, Missouri United States | 09/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The reviews, with the exception of John Nelson's, are way off. I've found that 99% of the time, when someone doesn't like or hates a comedian is because they don't understand the humour. This has to be the case here. Larry and Bill Engvall are two of the funniest comedians alive. They don't have to work blue to get millions and millions of people to like them. Maybe people don't like this movie because of several reasons --- A. They don't understand funny things (most probable)
B. They know/are related to rednecks (ie. real people) and are embarrassed
C. They think that to be funny, a movie/comedian has to be really intellectual, high brow, and dry-witted. What's wrong with fart humour ? As my favourite DJ says about his morning show "booger, booger, fart, fart, weiner"
D. They're jealous because they're just like Larry or Bill and aren't famous themselves
E. They think that every movie has to be Oscar quality. This isn't the case. Not every director makes a movie thinking that it's going to win a million awards. Most of the time, people make movies because it's fun and they think people will like it."
TOP SELLERS LIST?
J. Unkle | 11/19/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Really, Amazon. You must be joking. I mean, how else could this be a joke? I was looking for a good movie, scanning the best-selling rental list, then saw this...I was positive this was an April Fool's joke, until I remembered this isn't April...
Delta Farce has made-for-TV-comedy written all over it. The predictable shots, the lame acting, the even-worse jokes; it's everything made-for-TV-comedy stands for! If your idea of a funny joke is someone going "Snap into a Slim Jim!", then this movie is for you. In fact, this movie was tailor-made for you, so you should go ahead and rent this movie. In fact, you should go the next step and buy it! Buy this movie and the entire Larry the Cable Guy box set, and laugh and laugh and laugh like the product of a trailer-trash world that you are. You're the guy who makes marketing PR's eyes light up with dollar-signs whenever they pass by you. Your entire life is like something on the Disney channel...bland, unfunny, and altogether devoid of life.
In fact, I'm all but certain this was made by the same dweebs who created High School Musical. How else could a movie this bad be earning so much? Please, for the love of God, STOP SUPPORTING MOVIES LIKE THIS. I can't watch another Delta Farce, I just can't."
In the Army Now meets The Three Amigos
John | Springfield, USA | 11/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That is exactly what this movie is. Its not an intellectual comedy. There is very little plot development, the characters don't evolve much, and its not filled with special effects or hard-core action scenes to make up the difference. So why in all the world did I give it four stars? I liked it because although not hilarious, it is funny. The characters are actually likeable. And the story wasn't really important to pay attention to. It is very mindless. You don't need to think while you watch this movie so its perfect for the work day from h-e-double hockey sticks. I would classify it more as a wind down movie. If you want a gut-wrenchingly funny comedy, this isn't the movie you're looking for. If you are just looking for something simple to watch, this is an excellent choice."
Somewhere between three and four stars, STUPID is rarely thi
A Hermit | Southwestern Pa. | 03/20/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, let's make one point clear: THIS IS A STUPID MOVIE. God, is it stupid. But movies this stupid aren't often as funny as this one. I should have been more generous with the star rating, as I doubt they intended this to be taken seriously. If you take it too seriously, you will be bitterly disappointed. But any movie that features Larry The Cable Guy has a stamp on it.
But despite the names of Engvall and "Larry," the real show stealer is DJ Qualls. This guy's a mess, a real train-wreck. Yes, he's the stereotypical trigger-happy clueless American, but what people don't understand, is it is an intentional low-brow comedy which relies on insensitivity and stereotypes. Hence the hard-drinking Mexicans, the over-the-top "No Closet Can Hold Me" gay nephew of the town thug, the thug himself, and the beer-guzzling "redneck" Americans. Lighten up, people, it's just a silly movie.
And to all you politically correct busybodies, who still want to subject yourself to politically incorrect misery, that of the right to personal expression, go to "Features" and watch the interview with Lisa Lampanelli, the "Queen Of Mean." As Mencia often says, "...FREE SPEECH, BABY!!!" My god, get a sense of humor...
Also in the features, one sees how Danny Trejo got into acting. He is often typecast in bad guy roles, but as he says here, he has done time in every California penitentiary at one time or another. He lost nine years of his life to prison sentences. Coming to the point where he said to himself, "enough is enough," he finally did straighten himself out, and managed to break into films, as an extra at first. This isn't really relevant to the film, but "Bonus Features" never really are.
Back to the movie at hand. The biggest laugh I had in watching this was from a very short clip, only a few seconds at most. At one hour, eight minutes, forty-two seconds, Qualls left me on the floor with a noise he made. Some sounds can do this, in this case, a scream. But it killed me. I don't know, it is just one of those things. And of course, there is juvenile toilet humor, Larry's catch-phrase: "...Git'r done..." and a lot of, as I said earlier, stupidity. But keep in mind it is just a silly movie, a "Farce," if you will, and you won't hate it so much.