Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
 
 

Finger Lickin' Bad

What are you doing you stupid little man - Jim

Tom Green in Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

28 year old Gord (Tom Green) heads to Hollywood with a dream of making it as animator whilst working in a sandwich factory to pay his bills. But having been told in no uncertain terms that his ideas are crap he is forced to return home and live in his parent's basement. His father Jim (Rip Torn) is not happy about his son's return and sets about getting him to leave which in turn causes Gord to start spreading sexual rumours about his father and his brother Freddy (Eddie Kaye Thomas). Meanwhile Gord finds love with wheelchair bound Betty (Marisa Coughlan) who gets off on having her legs smacked with a cane.

Genius, master of the ridiculous are some of the terms which some may people might like to use in reference to Tom Green and "Freddy Got Fingered". But they are not terms that I would use in a million years to describe "Freddy Got Fingered" a movie which repulsed me when I first watch it and still repulses me now. It is to quote one of the characters in the movie "F#@king stupid" and that isn't in a good way just a completely moronic way.

Now the thing is that someone obviously enjoyed the edgy humour of Tom Green and decided to let him run wild with his ideas and "Freddy Got Fingered" feels like it is Green pouring out all of those strange thoughts which have tumbled around his head for years. Some of those ideas, and I won't give away too many include stopping to masturbate a horse and also stopping to skin a dead animal so he can get inside of it, having taken a comment from a producer literally when he told Gord he needs to get inside an animal. If those things sound hilarious then watch "Freddy Got Fingered" you might be amused but equally you may end up repulsed by Green's extreme sense of humour. That isn't to say all the jokes are extreme, there are some moments of humour which are not outrageous and kind of entertaining but they are few and far between.

As for the acting well it is a case that everyone, including Rip Torn acting as immature and ridiculous as possible. When Tom Green does it you kind of expect it but watching Torn making a complete idiot of himself is actually quite sad.

What this all boils down to is that other than the fact the camera work is good and doesn't look amateurish I can't find another single reason to suggest watching "Freddy Got Fingered", well unless you are a huge fan of utterly moronic and often repulsive comedy.

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