Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.
USA, 2002. Paramount Pictures, MTV Films, Dickhouse Productions, Lynch Siderow Productions. Concepts by Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon Dicamillo, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Whitey McConnaughy, Sean Cliver, Loomis Fall, Phil Clapp, Vernon Chatman. Cinematography by Dimitry Elyashkevich. Produced by Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine. Costume Design by Melissa Lacombe. Film Editing by Liz Ewart, Mark Hansen, Kristine Young Gaffney.
Definitely not for all tastes, this is less a movie and more a collection of practical jokes that is exactly like the MTV program that it is based on, only with raunchier scenes that you couldn’t see on network television. The team of pranksters, led by Johnny Knoxville, engage in boxing matches with female bodybuilders, leave alligators lying around for their parents to find, defecate in a toilet store (my personal favourite) and tear Tokyo apart on a hilarious rampage. For someone who wants a story to watch, the film will be a deathly bore, but if you’re looking for something that doesn’t require too much attention, it’s the right treat. The gags range from the perfectly hysterical to the most utterly disgusting.