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DVD review: Bucky Larson: Born To Be a Story

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star


Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star is a begrudgingly poor attempt at comedy that embellishes on raunchiness & a high number of sexual innuendo to mask the shortcomings of one of the more insane stories to hit the silver screen. It’s a ridiculous intersection of absurdity & stupidity that only gets more absurd as the film plays out. It is yet another attempt to capitalize on the naiveté of a dullard in the mold of the Jerk, The Waterboy, and Mama’s Boy although this is nowhere near as funny or creative as those great comedies. The film stars Nick Swarson (A Haunted House), Don Johnson (A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Stephen Douriff (Blade),
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star is the story of a simpleton who goes to Hollywood to become an actor in the porn industry after he accidentally discovers that his parents were former porn stars in the 1970s.
The film is far too over the top to really be funny. After viewing it for the first 15 minutes, it becomes increasingly intolerable as the comedy is supplanted by the ridiculousness. Too much of the comedy of this film is just ridiculously silly and makes no sense. It’s pushed beyond the brink of being funny and then just becomes irritating. The movie focuses so much on raunchiness that it forgets that it’s supposed to be funny. One bad obscene scene or joke after the other and this movie goes down the crapper and fast. In spite of that, the film has a few moments that make for pure comedic genius; however, they are far too few and far too much time in between them to endure the torture of watching this entire film.
Nick Swarson is not ready for the lead role in a film. He’s nowhere near funny enough to carry one. Even in this boorish aberration, his shortcomings are very evident. He plays the misguided dullard, Bucky, and while he shows glimpses of comedic genius, he isn’t the lead role type. He’s far better as a supporting actor as he has been in so many of the roles he has had to date. Swarson depiction of Bucky isn’t bad, it’s just not funny. Many of the usual "Sandler" cast of actors makes appearances, none of them are particularly worth mentioning.
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star is a ridiculous embellishment that only becomes less funny the longer you view it. The comedy is sparse but some of it is good. If you’re a teen on someone in your early 20’s then you may just find this one of the funniest films that you ever seen since most of it is juvenile. You wonder how films like this ever get made. It would make for a good comedy sketch because the comedy would be more centralized but as a film with a 90 minute running time; it comes up really short. Bucky Larson Born to be a star is something that you should steer clear of or just watch the best parts on You Tube.