When Will The Suffering Stop?
Del Keyes | In The Middle of the Sunshine | 07/12/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Tom Green plays an aspiring cartoonist who traveled to California to try selling his work while working at a cheese factory. He failed to sell a pitch to an animation mogul, but the mogul gave him advice to follow the animals of his drawings, thinking like them so he can make a better pitch next time. And the movie gets really nasty and incomprehensible from here.
When Canadians in the media wanted to make something gross, they usually deliver. But Tom Green showed his kind what being gross is all aboot, and he outdid it in the most rancid, loud, offensive, and indecent way possible. And I had to suffer as the consequence, yet for such a beatdown I'm about to give "Freddy Got Fingered", there was sadly a time that I once like Tom Green's mental antics. It was the days that I thought wearing a red NY cap backwards was cool, so it's easy to see how easy I was to laugh at anything "The Tom Green Show" had to offer, even his cancer special and "Bum Bum" song. He can be a pretty amusing guy under firm restraints, not to push the FCC limits but still be wild enough to chalk at anything. Watching him take the director's seat on a feature-length film proves that some things are best left restricted.
There's nothing remotely story-driven in the film after Tom meets with the animation mogul. You think a premise like 'be like an animal' would be serviceable enough for a Rob Schneider movie, but nope, Tom Green disregard the plot and have the entire movie be a series of unused sketches from his old show. Bud and Doyle got nothing on how reprehensibly destructive Tom Green's character can be. Whenever he's not causing harm towards others and express motions in a retarded gesture, he's making conflict with his vindictive father (Rip Torn) whether by simply TOMfoolery in the bathroom or making sausages tied to a piano. I wanted to sympathize with the father, but he can be just as rude and abrasive as his son, and what's bizarre, he can easily forgive Tom for everything he destroys just for him having a job; their relationship is so destructive and uncanny, they make Bam Margera and his father look like Mormons.
Tom's character's actions are uncalled for. The monstrosity 'handles' objects from horses and elephants, threatened to use the gun on himself, cut up a deer's carcass and wear it as a disguise only to be hit by truck (and survive, sadly enough), and chewed up an umbilical cord like spaghetti and used the newborn baby as a lasso. He's not only crazy, he's dangerous. He's a disturbed human being that needs to be psychologically evaluated and be lobotomized, certainly not from the people in this movie. The side characters seem to be in their own little world, either not acknowledging his behavior or tolerating it: he has best friend he abused yet the friend's still with him, he manage to get a wheelchair-bound woman with a strange masochistic attitude who supported him, his mother doesn't understand reason, and an family psychologist believed a psycho like Tom and thought the father was a molester. I am utterly flabbergasted at how inane these people are, just letting the maniac go crazy with anything he touches.
I cannot stand the jokes in this movie, their vulgarity is matched by how irrelevant they are. There's no meaning for him acting so immature and repulsive, and he can go too far with his material. Specially it's the child abuse jokes that tear my funny bone into two: there's a recurrence where a nice suburban kid gets physical hit whenever Tom is around. Now I'm not against child abuse in comedies, they can be funny at times, but they have to be wholesome and treated in good fun (plus the child had to be a brat to deserve such slapstick); when this innocent kid gets hurt, he's bleeding and crying. What's so funny about that? That's just depressing, it's cruel, mean, and sickening.
In fact, "Freddy Got Fingered" is entirely sick. This is an insult to even controversial comedy, because even certain controversial shows and movies make a point. They don't try to shock the audience for their own sake, and this movie has no purpose in being so horribly depicted. It's an unsatisfying, unwanted abomination that caters to the garbage where it should be."
M. J. Palmer | Queensland, Australia | 07/20/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A worthless movie by a talentless, vulgar moron. Would give it zero stars if I could. Belongs on the trash heap along with the 'spoof' movies."