Freddy Got Fingered Review

Freddy Got Fingered Review

Ben Wiche, Staff Writer

Before we start I’d like to issue an apology. For this issue, I thought I’d review Wes Anderson’s new film Isle of Dogs. I like Wes Anderson and I’ve only seen one of his movies in the theater before, so I thought this would be a rousing good time. However, what I failed to realize was that Isle of Dogs was only playing in a few theatres about an hour’s drive away, so I could not see this charming, critically loved picture before press time.

So instead I decided to watch the worst movie ever made.

Freddy Got Fingered has a 13/100 on Metacritic, won the “Golden Razzberry” for Worst Picture, and Roger Ebert gave the film zero stars out of four stars. While that may sound bad, it doesn’t sound quite as bad as describing what actually happens in the film, which includes (but is not limited to) fellatio, blood, guts, animal ejaculation, animal dismemberment, children being hit with wine bottles, and our main character (played by Tom Green) accusing his father of being a pedophile (he’s not).

And it’s a comedy.

And I love it.

It’s not because of the gross moments. Those are only a small part of the movie, and they are all (mostly) fake. It’s because Tom Green moves like a cartoon character and he talks like one, too.

It’s because Rip Torn (who plays the father) only speaks through yelling, and at times it’s hard to tell if he’s a very committed actor, or if he just hates Tom Green.

It’s because of the amazing soundtrack (The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, and The New York Dolls!).

It’s because Shaq is in it.

It’s because even though it came out in 2001, this movie almost perfectly encapsulates today’s meme culture through its clever repetition of seemingly unfunny words (Jewels!).

But most of all it’s because this is a movie where a man just lets his creativity just go wild. Nothing is off limits, nothing makes sense, and nothing matters. Any moment that you would find in a regular comedy, like the love interest encouraging the main character, or the teary resolution are done as fake and inhumanely as possible. I mean how can you not like a movie where actions don’t cause other actions, rather they just kind of manifest out of nowhere. Not many big budget movies have that bizarro of a plot wise. I like it.

Also this is a movie where a man who is off screen says “Wig wag wag wom” for no reason whilst his wife goes into labor. So yeah. 10/10.