Yes, that's right, it's taken that honor away from "Congo." I am truly stunned by the positive reviews of this movie I read here. "Haiku Tunnel" was simply NOT FUNNY. I really don't know what else to say about it. I'd discuss its plot, but it didn't really have one. (Huge dork can't manage to mail 17 important letters for his boss, given a whole week in which to do it, doesn't deserve to be called a plot.)
Oh, and when Josh (somehow) gets laid, it has got to be the least sexy sex scene ever committed to film.
I was befuddled by the "R" rating as well. Evidently laughable (and mostly clothed) coupling plus a couple of four-letter words will do that. But this time I agree with the MPAA--as many people should be protected from this disaster of a film as possible.
In closing, I will say that "Haiku Tunnel" is a perfect example of why Sony shouldn't call its "indie" film arm "Sony Picture Classics." This movie shouldn't even be in the same paragraph as the word "classic," unless we're talking about a classic example of how to waste a lot of people's time and money.