South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) voices Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes directed by Trey Parker Movie Review

South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)   3/53/53/53/53/5

South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

Dis Cussing South Park

Friends Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny are desperate to see the latest R-rated movie "Asses of Fire" from Canadians Terrance & Phillip and sneak in to see it. The dirty jokes and even dirtier songs which Terrance & Phillip sing have a huge effect on the young friends. Before long everyone in the school has seen the movie and are repeating what they heard much to the annoyance of parents and teachers who calls for President Clinton to declare war on Canada. Meanwhile Kenny manages to kill himself by setting himself on fire and ending up in Hell. It is there that he learns that war would cause an apocalypse so he must find a way to warn them.

Whilst I never went mad for "South Park" I had nothing against it, in truth the bits and pieces I watched amused the bit of my brain which was still in touch with my juvenile side. So when I first watched "South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut" I wasn't entirely sure that I would last the entire 81 minutes of profanity and dirty songs which is what this movie is. Yet somehow for 81 minutes I was entertained and left feeling a bit guilty to having enjoyed something so juvenile so much.

The thing is that swearing and talking dirty is not funny alone but the team who created the movie have done something more and done something which is actually clever. First there is the comedy we all know of kids imitating what they watch but this is taken too a whole other level with all the profanity. Then there are the in-jokes with humour surrounding Satan and Saddam Hussein, not a combo you would think was funny yet here is. And then to top it off there is a musical aspect which means we have one catchy tune after another which sticks in your head and you find yourself humming the tune and unknowingly singing some of the dirty lyrics. It makes "South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut" a much better movie than you might expect and one which when it is over you want more.

What this all boils down to is that "South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut" isn't for everyone and you really need to be in touch with your juvenile side to enjoy. But if you are it is not only amusing but frighteningly quite clever in how it ends up so enjoyable.