Avant Garde Humor
Everyone has their guilty pleasures. One of mine is Tom Green's movie Freddy Got Fingered.
This movie is foul, rude, obscene and so many other adjectives. Green overtly tries to push the limits way beyond what is comfortable. How absurd the situations are make this spectacle transcends simple poop and weiner humor and takes it to a new level of pure art. What Green is trying to express through his "art", I have no idea. Does it take a Canadian for us to explain freedom of speech and expression to Americans? Okay, I'm not really that serious...
Roger Ebert wrote this about the movie:
"This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels."
To have that kind of reaction from a film luminary, Tom must be some sort of genius. Maybe that might be stretching things, but he still makes me laugh. I hope I can do something in my life that will garner such a spirited reaction.
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