One of Canada’s most popular TV series gets the feature film treatment but foreigners—and discerning filmgoers—who check out this gratingly unfunny movie are liable to wonder what all the fuss is about. Simply put—and the Trailer Park Boys are nothing if not simple—the movie, like the television show, revolves around Ricky, Julian and Bubbles, Nova Scotia trailer trash who smoke copious amounts of weed, swear a lot and constantly come up with small-time criminal schemes that usually end with one or all of them doing time in the local jail.
This time around, they’re planning to steal coins collected from a promotion at a multiplex while evading the trailer camp cops who want to bust them for any reason at all and saving cat-loving Bubble’s shack from being torn down. If your idea of humor is spending time with creepy-looking lowlifes who don’t have a brain among them, by all means check out Trailer Park Boys. The rest of you can save your money for better, smarter movies.
Cast: Robb Wells, Jean Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith and Lucy Decoutere
Director: Mike Clattenburg
Screenwriters: Mike Clattenburg and Robb Wells
Producers: Mike Clattenburg, Barrie Dunn, Joe Medjuck and Michael Volpe
Rating: R for pervasive language, sexual content/nudity and drug content
Running time: 95 min.
Release date: January 25, 2008 NY/LA, February exp.