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September 10, 2011 | 9:42 a.m. CST
It is plausible that a film can be unworthy of not only a theatre ticket, but also a DVD. Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star is without a doubt one of these movies.
Bucky is a grocery bagger from a small Mid-western town where camoflauge is abundant and goats are man’s best friend. After being fired from his job at Fooder’s, Bucky discovers his conservative parents used to be adult film stars. In learning this, his destiny is finally set in stone: he too will become a “nude movie” star. Arriving in Hollywood, this wannabe star meets an unsuccessful director, Miles Deep (Don Johnson), porn star rival, Dick Shadow (Stephen Dorff) and naïve waitress, Kathy (Christina Ricci), and so begins Bucky’s long and painful road to stardom.Related Movie
It is safe to say that Bucky’s dip into the porn world has long soiled the American dream. Between the beyond crude humor, a bare glimpse of a cliché plot and the lack of a screenplay, this movie can hardly meet the requirements of a so-stupid-it makes-you-laugh-movie. In fact, it was more of a compilation of synonyms for every sexual term on the planet, which is the only impressive part. With the actors’ body movements almost reflecting those of a gorilla, the writers of this movie couldn’t even give them complete sentences.
Without any actual comedy to rely on, the same jokes are made about Bucky’s overbite, bowl cut, small “package” and Minnesotan accent, which doesn’t make sense because he’s from Iowa. The touch of a pathetic theme and romance only make this “comedy” worse.
Although this film hosts a number of household actors, including Christina Ricci and Kevin Nealon, Adam Sandler’s writing didn’t do them justice. These stars are perhaps on the same talent track as Bucky Larson and his porn career.