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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

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Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci
Sep 09, 2011
R, 1 hr. 36 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff, Ido Mosseri, Kevin Nealon, Edward Herrmann, Miriam Flynn, Mario Joyner, Tyler Spindel
Director: Tom Brady
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Genre: Comedy
Theater Release: Sep 09, 2011
DVD Release: Jan 17, 2012
Synopsis: Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is a new comedy starring Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, and Stephen Dorff. Bucky (Swardson) is a small town grocery bagger, going nowhere in life - until he discovers that his conservative parents were once adult film stars! Armed with the belief that he has found his destiny, Bucky packs up and heads out to LA, hoping to follow in his parents' footsteps. -- (C) Sony Pictures

Critic Reviews

  • Rafer Guzman, Newsday
    Icky and repellent in ways it probably did not intend.
  • Matt Singer, Time Out
    This movie is dire, soul-crushing stuff.
  • Eric D. Snider,
    This isn't even a series of skits, but a series of vague ideas for skits that nobody fleshed out.
  • Andrew Barker, Variety
    Through all this, one feels nothing more strongly than an acute sympathy for all involved -- in particular Ricci, who gives her role more than it deserves, and Herrmann, a classy character actor who once won a Tony.
  • Tom Russo, Boston Globe
    Swardson and the gang generally opt for silly over edgy and outrageous, but Bucky is just too dashed-off a character for the movie to get by on that.
  • Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
    This god-awful, unfunny, stinkingly putrid sketch-comic movie has exactly one snicker-worthy moment, involving Kevin Nealon and a stolen grape. But watching the rest of it will make you whine.
  • Nathan Rabin, AV Club
    Is there a staler target for satire than the porn industry? Is there any humor left to be gleaned from describing X-rated acts in G-rated language? Bucky Larson suggests there isn't, yet it plunges ahead all the same.
  • A.O. Scott, New York Times
    This may be the worst movie Pauly Shore has ever been in. Think about that. If you dare, go on Netflix and test the hypothesis.
  • Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
    About as funny as the typical scribbling on a public bathroom stall.
  • Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
    With his pageboy haircut, ''Gee, golly'' Midwestern accent, and two protruding Chiclets for front teeth, Bucky Larson is a one-note joke played over and over and over.
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