Kind of loosely of a piece with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip, by way of The Hangover or Bad Santa, Scandanavian import Klown is another comedy that wrings most of its laughs from the premise that in the absence of a civilizing female presence males are apt to revert to despicable and idiotic behavior. A raunchy road movie starring Danish comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen as exaggerated versions of themselves, director Mikkel Norgaard’s film is crisply acted and peppered with enough legitimately funny set-ups to win over the subtitle-averse, even if toward the end it seems to compromise the nature of some of its characters. For the full, original review, from ShockYa, click here. (Drafthouse Films, R, 89 minutes)
For my latest Blu-ray/DVD column, over at ShockYa, I get freaky with Upright Citizen Brigade’s Freak Dance, take a look at Joseph Cedar‘s Footnote, sigh inwardly while contemplating Mel Gibson‘s Get the Gringo, enjoy what’s probably presently the best show on television, and more. Again, it’s all over at ShockYa, so click here for the full read.