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I make it in the toilet...
on 17 January 2014
John Lyshitski is a car stealing slacker, with a drug problem, and has been to prison so many times, he knows both staff and cons by their first names.
Being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in possession of the wrong car, he's been deemed a lost cause in the eyes of everyone else. When the heartless judge, who has been behind most of his sentences dies, John decides to ruin the man's legacy by having the judge's only son thrown in prison along with him.
Here, he learns a lesson the hard way: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
But has John gone too far in the payback department......
The two lead actors are usually good, Arnett especially, and Shepherd has that strange watchable factor, but this film really hits a low for comedy movies.
There is no real plot to speak of, it's just an excuse for an endless stream of toilet humour and homosexual references that were not funny when American Pie came out.
Admittedly, McBride is the saving grace in this, he has a good presence and one or two funny lines, but he cannot save the smugness of Shepherd, looking like he owns the movie, he grated on me in this.
So all in all, it's a failure, and when a comedy fails to make you laugh, you know you're trouble.
And what was Michael Shannon thinking?