To give away any more of the plot would destroy the fun, but this feature-length version of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Comedy Central hit is a dead-on and hilarious send-up of pop culture. And did we mention it's a musical? From the opening production number "Mountain Town" to the cheerful antiprofanity sing-along "It's Easy, MMMKay" to Satan's faux-Disney ballad "Up There," Parker (who wrote or cowrote all the songs) brilliantly shoots down every earnest musical from Beauty and the Beast to Les Misérables. And in advocating free speech and satirizing well-meaning but misguided parental censorship groups (with a special nod to the MPAA), Bigger, Longer & Uncut hits home against adult paranoia and hypocrisy with a vengeance. And the jokes, while indeed vulgar and gross, are hysterical; we can't repeat them here, especially the lyrics to Terrance and Philip's hit song, but you'll be rolling on the floor. Don't worry, though--to paraphrase Cartman, this movie won't warp your fragile little mind. Unless you have something against the First Amendment. --Mark Englehart
So if you like it fast and raunchy, get a big bag of popcorn, a nice cold soda, and take a few deep breaths cause you will LAUGH!!!
Parker's humor is sharp and it cuts through all the layers of hardened feces that surround any given issue. It is wholesome irreverence. South Park is not just "potty" humor. It's intelligent, socially relevant, taboo-crushing, politically saavy potty humor. Trey Parker is the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill of modern cinema. Okay, I am stretching. But the point is, there's more going on here than farting and cussing, although I must say that all of the profanity is masterful.
The point hammered home in the feature film is that the MPAA is a joke and that the ratings system in this country is completely screwed up. More importantly, this film exposes a culture that embraces violence of all sorts, but abhors dirty words. All sorts of other hypocricy and stupidity are joyously acknowledged and then put to music. This movie is downright subversive and one of the funniest I have ever seen.