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Funniest...film...ever (unless you are American and/or dim),
This review is from: Idiocracy [DVD] (DVD)
This dystopian satire, by Mike Judge of Beavis and Butthead fame, had me in stitches from start to finish. It is likely to polarise opinion in the same way as "Borat" did; it mercilessly satirises American "culture" and as such is likely to draw fire from Americans, people who watch reality TV, people who really like shopping malls, the hard of thinking, and other such groups.
If, on the other hand, you've ever read a book without pictures in it and enjoyed it, there's a fair chance you'll find a lot to like about Idiocracy. The plot is similar to Woody Allen's sleeper; a couple end up getting frozen and living in a dystopian future. In this case the future is what happens when dysgenics reverses the evolutionary process, and people with little to offer the human race breed the most.
Our heroes end up in a world where Starbucks sells handjobs, where soda pop is used instead of water, even for irrigating plants, and where courts have become a Jerry Springer style interrogation. The pacing is good, and the film is not laboured or overlong. Laughs are regular, and many come from the fantastic details. The best gags are too visual to describe here, but many of the minutiae of 21st century everyday life are parodied accurately.
This film will be regarded as a cult classic.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2009, 14:05:12 BST
tiggrie AKA Sarah says:
Not only a helpful review in terms of decision making, but actually you made me laugh too. Nice one!
Posted on 15 Oct 2012, 20:57:33 BST
Last edited by the author on 15 Oct 2012, 20:57:56 BST
re: "unless you are American and/or dim"
I AM an American AND am occasionally dim and find this film hilarious, precient, and even funny!
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