As much as I hate to write a critical post about a movie, it has to be done. The movie I’m referring to is Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.
Who read the script to this piece-of-crap-to-be and thought it would make a good movie? I’ll tell you who: Nobody. I’m pretty? damn sure that even the producer – whom I will reveal later (hint: he’s an a**hole) – wasn’t dumb enough to think that this premise would make a good film. He most likely knew it would be a pile of crap but made it anyway.
If this doesn’t scream out “I’m a piece of crap pretending to be a movie” I don’t know what does
Some might ask “How do you know it’ll be THAT bad?” or “Why would you judge a movie based purely on the trailer?”
I usually don’t judge movies based on trailers. However, there are some that are obviously SO bad that I just can’t help it.
I dare you to watch the trailer and not feel some form of irritation towards the movie, the producer, the director or the actors.
If you still don’t feel pissed off towards the people who made this, watch these TV spots for the movie.
Are you with me now? If not, you’re probably not going to be a fan of this site or me and should leave immediately (or risk being offended by the rest of this post).
Now that I have gotten some of my anger out, I’ll give you some background about the movie. This is the premise of the movie: a kid who seems to be mentally handicapped moves to Hollywood to follow in his parents’ footsteps and become a porn star.
Are you kidding me?!? One of the comments on YouTube is pretty correct: “It looks like Hollywood actually went through and made Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder. My God.”
The main production company behind Bucky Larson is Happy Madison Productions. Some of you are probably saying “of course” but to others this probably means nothing at all. Well let me enlighten you.
Because that’s what he does! Most Happy Madison movies suck beyond belief. Yes, he was in some good movies. But those I can count with one hand (of the approximately 40 movies he’s in). The rest are absolute crap.
I actually had a hard time finding THREE Adam Sandler movies that, for the most part, are considered good.
Note: He didn’t write or produce any of the movies he’s been in that I think are good. He did, however, write AND produce most of movies he’s been in that I consider to be ridiculously bad.
Sorry about that. I didn’t mean to relapse into my anger state. Adam Sandler seems to do that to me, so I’ll leave talking more about him to future posts (for which I apologize in advance).
Anyway, Happy Madison Productions is producing the movie. Adam Sandler isn’t just taking a back seat either. Oh no. He actually wrote it. And it’s not one of those super low budget films. It has a budget of $10,000,000, which leads me to wonder where the hell the money is going? It can’t be the actors. The only one actor that people would recognize from name alone is Christina Ricci and she’s not even an actress in demand. The lead actor, comedian Nick Swardson, couldn’t be getting paid that much either; this is his first lead role and most people have no idea who he is.
To me, this is one of those movies that Hollywood craps out regularly (Zookeeper is a recent example) to exploit the public. (Adam Sandler is the monkey in Zookeeper btw…in case I hadn’t convinced you that he sucks yet) It seems to be capitalizing on Nick Swardson’s recent popularity (if you can even call having one of the worst TV shows on cable – Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time – popularity).
Of course, whether a movie is good or bad relies purely on one’s taste. However, there is a certain point where a movie is just plain bad. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is definitely one of those movies.
I know that I’m not alone in having this view about Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. I know that most people won’t waste their money on it. But there are many people out there who will actually pay to go and see this crap (have I overused the term yet? I need to get more creative) disguising itself as a movie. It most likely will make a profit, leading a-holes like you-know-who to continue making them. Which is exactly why I want to punch Adam Sandler in the face.