First, let's make one point clear: THIS
IS A STUPID MOVIE. God, is it stupid. But movies this stupid aren't often as funny as this one. I should have been more generous with the star rating, as I doubt they intended this to be taken seriously. If you take it too seriously, you will be bitterly disappointed. But any movie that features Larry The Cable Guy has a stamp on it.
But despite the names of Engvall and "Larry," the real show stealer is DJ Qualls. This guy's a mess, a real train-wreck. Yes, he's the stereotypical trigger-happy clueless American, but what people don't understand, is it is an intentional low-brow comedy which relies on insensitivity and stereotypes. Hence the hard-drinking Mexicans, the over-the-top "No Closet Can Hold Me" gay nephew of the town thug, the thug himself, and the beer-guzzling "redneck" Americans. Lighten up, people, it's just a silly movie.
And to all you politically correct busybodies, who still want to subject yourself to politically incorrect misery, that of the right to personal expression, go to "Features" and watch the interview with Lisa Lampanelli, the "Queen Of Mean." As Mencia often says, "...FREE SPEECH, BABY!!!" My god, get a sense of humor...
Also in the features, one sees how Danny Trejo got into acting. He is often typecast in bad guy roles, but as he says here, he has done time in every California penitentiary at one time or another. He lost nine years of his life to prison sentences. Coming to the point where he said to himself, "enough is enough," he finally did straighten himself out, and managed to break into films, as an extra at first. This isn't really relevant to the film, but "Bonus Features" never really are.
Back to the movie at hand. The biggest laugh I had in watching this was from a very short clip, only a few seconds at most. At one hour, eight minutes, forty-two seconds, Qualls left me on the floor with a noise he made. Some sounds can do this, in this case, a scream. But it killed me. I don't know, it is just one of those things. And of course, there is juvenile toilet humor, Larry's catch-phrase: "...Git'r done..." and a lot of, as I said earlier, stupidity. But keep in mind it is just a silly movie, a "Farce," if you will, and you won't hate it so much.