Blu-ray Review “Bucky Larson: Born To Be a Star”

Directed by: Tom Brady
Starring: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff
Distributed by: Sony Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Running time: 97 minutes

Film: 3.5 out 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

This film was gone in theaters before you could have even know it was there. It was very unpopular with the critics but I have to highly disagree. I honestly think it is one of the best Happy Madison Productions releases in the last 10 years. Nick Swardson is so likable and definitely has fun with this character. If you think this film is bad…have you even seen Adam Sandler’s recent pieces of crap…like “Jack and Jill” and “Grown-Ups”. this film should win an Oscar. It is just simple fun, stupid, yet simple.  Don Johnson is really crazy and funny and Kevin Nealon gets a few good one liners. the Blu-ray presentation is also very impressive as the video is extremely sharp and rocks the 1080p transfer. So love it or hate it, I found myself laughing out loud and really enjoyed this film.

Nick Swardson plays Bucky Larson, who is destine to travel to Hollywood to make it in the porn business. After finding out the his parents were in the business back in the 70’s, Bucky wants to follow in their footsteps. He is a simple person in a very complicated and advanced business. Along the way Buck meets Miles Deep (Don Johnson), who plans to turn Bucky into a star…but is the world ready for Bucky Larson?

The special features are made up of basically four featurettes. The first one is called “Laughter is Contagious” and it is a 5 minute gag reel, with a couple good laughs. “Behind the Teeth” is the real look into the production with discussions from the cast and crew. “Gary: Tough Customer” is a focus on Kevin Nealon and his under used funny character in the film. Lastly, we have “Bucky Sparkles” is honestly a feature on Bucky’s orgasms. It is laugh out loud funny. Overall, I think this film had horrible marketing in theaters but fans of Nick Swardson should definitely give it a chance as it is quite funny.

 

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