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Freddy Got Fingered
2001 - R - 87 Mins.
Director: Tom Green
Producer: Howard Lapides, Lauren Lloyd, Larry Brezner, Arnon Milchan
Written By: Derek Harvie and Tom Green
Starring: Tom Green, Rip Torn, Harland Williams, Marisa Coughlan, Julie Hagerty
Review by: John Ulmer
   
"Freddy Got Fingered" is the kind of movie you don't go to the theater for. It is one of the most annoying, atrocious and cinematically disturbing films I have seen in a long, long time. The humor is non-existent, and its MPAA rating is just as disturbing as the film. How this passed for an R-rating, instead of a solid X, is truly beyond me. And even further beyond me is how this film made its way into theaters, when it should be sitting in the bottom of a straight-to-video rack at Wal-Mart. Or better yet, it should be underneath the video rack, hidden from visibility.

The plot involves a young, 28-year-old, hopeless drifter named Gord (Tom Green), who dreams of being a cartoonist. After he gets fired from his job, he moves back in with his father (Rip Torn) and mother (Julie Hagerty). After his father, who hates Gord--and rightly so--throws him out of the house, Gord begins to spread rumors that his father sexually abused his brother, Freddy, as a child. Somewhere in Tom Green's mind this was funny. But to the average human being, it just isn't.

The so-called humor in "Freddy Got Fingered"--which I already mentioned is non-existent--is about as acceptable as...well...I don't know what. It is truly horrific and sickening. In once scene, Gord visits his friend in a hospital, to find a woman in labor. He runs over, yanks the child out of the mother's womb, to find out it's dead. He then swings it above his head like a madman (and it looks like a little rag doll, mind you) and blood splatters the walls around him. He then hands the baby back to the mother. If you found that funny, then you're going to love "Freddy Got Fingered." If you're like me, and not only find that "humor" revolting and disgusting, then do not, do not, do NOT see this movie, whatever you do.

Tom Green is adored by some people, and absolutely despised by others. I'm somewhere in between, but I lean towards the latter. He was OK in 2000's "Road Trip." His television show on MTV is occasionally so-odd-it's-funny. But "Freddy Got Fingered" does, at least, show that the man hasn't an ounce of real comic taste in him, and that he should never be lent a camera by anyone.

I heard Tom Green showed up to receive his "Razzy Award" for this film. That just goes to show the arrogance of some people--if I ever made a film as revolting as "Freddy Got Fingered," I'd lock myself up for weeks upon end in a tiny little hole until I had learned my lesson. But, apparently, Tom Green still hasn't learned, as he continues to shove garbage our way.

My advice to you is to ignore it.

In the end, "Freddy Got Fingered" is one of the most disgusting, revolting, disturbing, wretched and downright uncomfortable cinematic experiences I've had in recent years.

You have been warned.
 
Movie Guru Rating
Unwatchable.  One of the worst of the year.  Skip it.
  0.5 out of 5 stars

 
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