Coming to us from the non-football Tom Brady, director of 'The Hot Chick' and 'The Comebacks' (both also very unsuccessful), 'Bucky Larson' gives us a unique and completely shameless perspective on "following your dreams". The only thing is, the dream here is to be a porn star, following in his parents footsteps. It's just super weird and creepy, especially when we see how Bucky (Nick Swardson) finds out about his parents. It's disturbing, to say the least.
Anyway, now that I've unveiled the central plot, Bucky follows his dreams to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actor. There, he meets waitress, Kathy McGee (Christina Ricci) whose dream is to be a waitress at a much fancier joint than the dive cafe she works in. Chemistry eventually forms between them, but when she discovers his plans to become a porn star, she's... just fine with it.
Once he gets to where he wants to go, he becomes famous for never actually having any physical contact, and finishing his job before he can even start. The idea - to give hopeless losers in bed hope, because he's so pathetic, and to give couples some extra umph, thankful that they don't have to deal with such a loser... wow. To make it even better, Bucky's pretty well clueless the whole time, and things just get mean-spirited as well as super awkward.
There's not a whole lot more to say. It's just an awful film full of sex humor so elementary, that the big gag of the film is how small he is downstairs, as well as his loss of control. To make it worse, we get some decent names in here, forming the everlasting question when it comes to films like this, "what the hell are you doing here?" Don Johnson plays Bucky's director, Miles Deep; and perhaps a touch less surprising, Stephen Dorff plays Bucky's porn star nemesis, Dick Shadow. Then there's Christina Ricci who I know can do way better than a waitress who doesn't wanna follow her dreams because she spilled soup on an old lady.
My general impression of this is that it's a quick crank-out idea for a quick and easy paycheck, using the lowest forms of humor, and having pretty much none of the jokes land. I think I may have laughed once at something subtle, but the rest of the time, I'm either rolling my eyes, or shaking my head. If you wanna know whether or not I'd recommend this, allow me to repeat the plot - a comedy using nothing but very primitive sex/gross out humor in which a son wants to follow in his parents footsteps by becoming a porn star at no real consequence. This probably takes the cake (so far) as worst Happy Madison movie I've ever seen.
The Rotten Tomato audience rating is a mere 25%, based on a total of 13,011 reviews; the Metascore is a low 9, it's the 63rd worst movie according to IMDb's Bottom 250, and the Razzies nominated it for Worst Picture, Director, Screenplay (Adam Sandler, Nick Swardson and Allen Covert), Lead Actor, Ensemble, and Rip-Off of another film ('Boogie Nights'). Widely considered one of the worst movies ever made, it's super easy to overlook, avoid, and forget about entirely. It's just not worth any effort in wasting your hour and a half on it. It's kinda like sending an hour and a half with the person who annoyed you the most in high school.