Films watched for the first time in February 2013, ranked by preference.
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
You'll never guess who just got out of jail...
Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull off "The Big Dirty" which is to steal a large amount of coins because they are untraceable and quit their life of crime forever
Being a huge fan of the show, I was bewildered with myself for not getting to this movie sooner. The movie had a few laughs and retained a lot of what made the show great, but also left a lot to be desired. It almost made you wonder why they made the movie in the first place. But whatever. That's not really important here.
What's important is the crazy antics of the terrible but lovable characters of bubbles, Ricky (why is every hick ever named Ricky?) and Julian. The escapades and adventures in the trailerpark add kind of a childlike mischief feeling to the scenes. Their interactions with each other are hilarious and there are some smartly written bits.
Somehow, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie manages to be an exceptional adaptation of the TV series that should appeal both to viewers unfamiliar with the show and to long-time lovers of those no-good mahfackers Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles. Rarely have I seen a big-screen attempt capture the personalities of the characters while providing an authentic, if alternate, storyline that retains the spirit of its small-screen inspiration. Incorporating a rollicking plot (if relatively tame, comparatively) that never bores, surprisingly professional camerawork that often replaces the near-exclusive reliance on the hand-held style of the series, and several blatantly non-diagetic musical cues, Trailer Parks Boys: The Movie is different enough to the series to feel fresh to those already familiar with it, and bridges the cinematic with the telegenic to entice those who've never given it a shot.
While a little more Lahey and J-Roc would've been nice, this was one intermediate-range, surface-to-air nuclear shit-missile that hit its mark.
I love Trailer Park Boys. I finally finished the series and am now checking out the films. I was a little dubious at first. I just worried that the films would just feel like longer episodes. But they have changed the format here. It's no longer shot in the mockumentary fashion, they shoot this more traditional and it's also shot on 16mm film, which really looks great. The grainy look works well with the trailer park setting.
The story it's self isn't maybe as epic as I hoped a film version might be, but it works well and thanks to music, it adds an element missing from the TV show. The comedy works well and the ending comes together nicely. I'm glad it's able to have a different feel to the TV show and am now looking forward to checking out the rest of the films.
Trailer Park Boys is a loud and dumb series, but it's hard not to love. The comic misadventures of Julian, RIcky and Bubbles are reminiscent of an adult version of Ed, Edd, and Eddy in a way. It's really dumb and often repetitive, but you can't help but cheer the characters on every step of the way. The feature film adaptation is not much different - while the story is is heightened through an increased production value and the use of a much more cinematic style as opposed to the handheld documentary style approach of the series, the antics are pretty standard fare. That being said, it's a lot of fun - and in a way I feel as though…
The kitties were cool.
I decided to watch this before I started on the recently released season 8 of the show, and I really didn't know how the movie would stand up compared to the show. But wow, I was actually REALLY surprised how much I liked this movie. It takes what is great about the Trailer Park Boys, and tightens it all up.
Now, it should be said that you don't need to of seen the show to see this, because they seem to of made this film assuming that there would be new viewers, and they introduce everybody quite well. It's also supposed to not tie in with the shows at all story wise, even though you could kind of fit a…
Pretty much just an extension of the TV show, but with a slightly higher budget. If you are a fan of the show, you'd enjoy it.
The kitties were cool.
I have not seen the TV series so I didn't know the characters,I still found it funny in parts and now it makes me want to have a look at the series.I enjoyed it for a straight comedy not connecting it to the show,fans might like it much better
If there's one thing to point out about this series, it's that the show is better than any movie. Just plain not as funny. Also, i don't know if this was intended for an American audience, but they basically scrapped large parts of the continuity in order to show boobs.
This was fun.. But for fans only! I don't think it'll have broad appeal
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