Reviewing is a subjective occupation and quite often opens one to ridicule when an opinion differs from absolutely everyone else on the planet.
I guess I should start by saying that this movie is going to offend almost every single person who views it in some way with its over the top antics in bad taste, but it's my review so I am happy to say that I love this movie! The sad thing is that I am very very sure that I am the only person on the planet who laughed all the way through the movie and rave about it to anyone who'll listen. Furthermore even the sheer memory of some of the stuff in this film will send me into hysterics.
For those not in the know, Tom Green had a cable show in the States on MTV where basically he got to do whatever the hell he wanted and the more gross or perverted, the more he liked it. Many of the stunts were sickening and twisted (such as inducing cohost Glenn Humplick into vomiting by gagging him with Green's fingers down his throat.)
Freddy got fingered is the dysfunctional tale of Gord Brody, a 28 year old animator who lives in his parent's basement making up stories for the strange creatures he draws. Determined to become a man and make his father 'proud', he leaves for LA and falls on his face when the studio he wishes to work for tells him to leave and work on character development.
Coming back home in disgrace to the wrath of his father (played by Rip Torn), Gordy falls in love with a paraplegic nymphomaniac nurse, and manages to upset and injure almost everyone with his over the top antics. The entire movie consists of basically one shock after another with all sorts of taboos being flung to one side in total disregard of any taste at all.
Without giving away anything in the movie, I will warn you that if you are offended by anything bad happening to animals, the disabled, food and other bodily functions or constant coarse language, then Freddy Got Fingered is not the movie for you. There is almost a guarantee that at least one part of the movie will upset you. The R18+ rating is warranted.
Apart from being a hilarious movie (in my opinion), the work put into the DVD aspects of the film is sensational and is chock packed full of goodness. The quality of the video transfer is excellent as is the audio. Being a fan of Tom Green, I found the audio commentary by him to be a lot of fun to listen to, although it contributes very little to the actual making of the film. The other extras make this DVD an extremely well fleshed out product for purchase.
Freddy Got Fingered Features
- Audio Commentary by Tom Green
- Audience Laugh Track
- Deleted Scenes
- Easter Egg
- Kid Friendly 3 minute version
- MTV special "Making of...."
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots