Bodied ★★★½

Good comedy can be filled with questions, ideas, and subversion. Contradictions ready to unpack. But good comedy doesn't need to explain that to you. It's just there, in large or small font.

But ultimately, none of this matters. That's the punch of good comedy. TALLADEGA NIGHTS might be the grimmest, gloriously absurd document of new millennium consumption, arrogance and capitalism under the Bush doctrine but it's lingering, democratically measured, success is whether you find the jokes funny or not. Everything else is secondary.

BODIED is full of ideas, immediate and historical. Full of rage and curiosity.

But none of that matters if it doesn't make you laugh.

Luckily, for me, it's very funny. TBS funny. Subversion, even under a magnifying glass.

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