Klown is one of the raunchiest, crudest, funniest movies I've watched in a long time. This movie is not for everybody. Anybody that is easily offended should avoid this movie. The jokes are foul.
Frank and Casper are married buddies that go on an annual canoe trip. Casper is the slick, charming, cool guy that gets away with everything. Frank is his clumsy, socially inept buddy that says things most people might be thinking, but would never say out loud. One of the few examples that can be mentioned, Casper and Frank belong to a men's book club. Frank tells Casper he hasn't read the book. Casper admits he hasn't read the book either. During the book discussion, Frank pipes up immediately and says, let's get this taken care of immediately, I haven't read the book. The answer is for him to leave the meeting. Frank says, others haven't read the book either. The leader asks who hasn't read the book, Casper doesn't raise his hand. The point, Casper goes through this movie getting away with everything, and Casper manages to admit to the wrong thing all the time.
This is a crude road movie. It isn't funny over the top like The Hangover. It is a more subtle comedy with more graphic humor. After all this is a Danish film, and their sense of acceptable jokes is much further out there than Hollywood. I really enjoyed this film. It is a blending of a scripted film, a documentary, and a television series. The director has taken the best of these styles to make this film.
The two lead actors also wrote the script. They oddly use their real names in the movie. Both men are not afraid to show off their naked bodies or wandering around in whitie tightie underwear. The young boy that played Bo was the butt of many bad jokes. The film is an hour and a half and about the right length. There was enough time to get to know the three males and care about what happened to them.
The film is rated R, and deserves this rating for language, nudity, and drug use. The old Jack Valenti led MPAA would have probably given this an NC-17 rating. There are no two ways around it; this is a very crude film. There are more penis jokes than I've seen in a long time. The film is presented in Danish with English subtitles that cannot be turned off. Younger viewers need not apply to watch this film.
The DVD is chock full of special features. Probably best to watch them after the movie. The alternate opening scene is pretty darn good - it is almost a coin toss to use the out take or the one used in release. I really liked the 30 minute episode of the Danish television program Klovn. Apparently there are more episodes of this series. The episode focuses on Frank and his wife. He finds out that she goes to a friend's house to learn how to masturbate. There are other related threads through the episode. The blooper reel is not very good - actors flubbing their lines and laughing gets old after thirty seconds. All in all, there is about 40 minutes of bonus materials.
This film is not a date movie, it is ultra-crude. Some of the jokes are cringe worthy, but most are genuinely funny. This is a Danish road movie in a canoe.