The Foot Fist Way (2006)

Danny McBride in The Foot Fist Way (2006)

Twae Kwon Don't

As a Tae Kwon Do instructor in a small town Fred Simmons (Danny McBride) is full of himself, he places himself up there with the great Chuck "The Truck" Wallace (Ben Best), a Martial Arts film star and even refers to himself as "King of the Demo". But Fred's life comes crashing down when his wife Suzie (Mary Jane Bostic) confesses to cheating on him with another man. Having lived a life of self control that goes out of the window as he takes his frustrations out on one of the young students in his class.

I will lay it on the line right a way, I did not enjoy "The Foot Fist Way", in fact I found after just 10 minutes a compelling urge to give up on it and find something funny to watch. I didn't, I sat there watching till the end knowing that I was giving up nearly 90 minutes of my life I wouldn't be getting back in the hope that there maybe would be something close to funny going on. Nothing funny came along or at least anything which I call funny.

So why didn't I enjoy "The Foot Fist Way"? Well let us start with the documentary/ fly on the wall style footage which works when a movie has something funny going on but it is dull when the jokes don't work. As to the jokes well the joke is the character of Fred and the little world he leaves in where he thinks he is great oblivious to the fact he is a jerk. Why is he jerk? Well there is the fact he swears at little kids and punches them during lesson, he talks about masturbation with a boy whilst spying on his girlfriend and a lot more, none of which is entertaining. Of course there is Fred's life spiralling out of control after he discovers his wife's affair but even that is dull.

What this all boils down to is that "The Foot Fist Way" is not what I call entertainment and is just short of 90 minutes of unamusing nonsense. Of course if you are a big fan of Danny McBride this might work but for anyone else it is hard work.