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Reconsidering Freddy Got Fingered

Splitsider: In 2001, a critically loathed, sparsely attended movie born out of a hit, hip cable show became synonymous with bad movies, failure, and struck a blow against edgy and weird comedy infiltrating the mainstream.

That movie was Pootie Tang, eventually a cult hit, written and directed by Louis C.K., who eventually became president of comedy. But that description back there also fits Freddy Got Fingered. Directed by, co-written by, and starring Tom Green, famous for his strange and surprisingly popular MTV man-on-the-street show, Freddy Got Fingered upped Green’s penchants for irony and gross-out humor. It more or less killed Green’s career for a while and became shorthand for shitty movies until Gigli replaced it in hearts and minds a couple of years later.

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Legion1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Daddy would you like some sausage?... Daddy would you like some sausage?

What is to reconsider about it? Classic then and still funny as hell!

CynicalVision1880d ago

I wanna eat chicken burgers!

WhiteLightning1880d ago

I kind of think the film, in terms of it's comedy, was ahead of it's time. With the amount of crap made by Hollywood over recent years increasing I think this film would of done a better if it was released now then when it was released back then.

I mean it has some classic moments in the film. Two mentioned above.

Is it silly....yes
Is it immature...yes
Is it childish...yes
But is it hillarious...hell yes

GTRrocker1880d ago

I saw this in the theater. Never laughed so hard in my life. It is purposely irreverent. Most people didn't get that.

archemides5181880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

has it really taken these guys (and the onion av club) 7-10 years to figure out this movie kicks ass on so many levels? they and everyone else who gave it bad reviews should stop wasting people's time with what they "think"

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