- Actors: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans, Carmen Electra, Dave Sheridan
- Directors: Keenen Ivory Wayans
- Writers: Marlon Wayans, Aaron Seltzer, Buddy Johnson, Jason Friedberg, Phil Beauman
- Producers: Andra Dalto
- Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
- Language: English, French
- Subtitles: Spanish
- Dubbed: French
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Dimension
- Release Date: July 6 2004
- Run Time: 88 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 253 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00004Z4WQ
Scary Movie (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
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If you've seen Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, then you know the entire plot of Scary Movie. That's okay, though, because this is a parody, and it helps to know the story in order to be able to get the jokes. No, the biggest surprise here is not the story as much as the amount of full-frontal male nudity. Really, in addition to all the dick jokes (and the ass jokes and fart jokes), there's a couple of shots of the male member, one of which is erect and used as a weapon. Scary Movie somehow ended up with an R rating, which in a sense is groundbreaking; perhaps our ratings board is loosening up after all.
But is it funny? That's the most important question, and the answer to that is yes. In the vein of Airplane!, with a dash of the Farrelly brothers, Scary Movie keeps throwing jokes at you one after another. The law of averages says some of them have to hit, and enough of them do to keep the movie entertaining. Unlike the makers of Airplane!, however, the Wayans brothers aren't making this movie out of a love of the genre, and unlike the Farrelly brothers, they don't make fun of retarded people with any sort of respect, so the humor throughout feels a lot uglier. Still, there are enough funny scenes in Scary Movie to make the viewing experience worthwhile. Special credit must go to Lochlyn Munro as Greg, the over-the-top jock, who steals the movie up until the time he's gotta die.--Andy Spletzer
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I haven't scene the sequels yet, but if the Wayans boys can maintain this kind of frenetic albeit crude pace, I am sure I'll find them entertaining.
PS I started out my childhood loving the Three Stooges!!! So, what do you expect?
I enjoy trying to figure out just what is being spoofed when. If you know nothing about the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer movies, you almost certainly will find this film inane, but the fact is that all kinds of things are spoofed. A horror fan such as myself can even spot some rather obscure references to such flops as Thinner. If I live to be 100, I will still find the whole Whaaaazup gimmick hysterical. I noticed a lot more little nuances on this second viewing, such as the names of the beers in the refrigerator, so I think the people who enjoy this movie can have some fun watching it more than once. A lot of people will simply not like this movie; if you don't enjoy horror or juvenile humor, then you shouldn't buy it (unless you have to have it simply because Shannon Elizabeth is in it). I dare anybody not to laugh at some point in the movie, but you probably need to have a somewhat twisted sense of humor and a natural affinity for horror in order to really enjoy yourself. If you think you won't like Scary Movie, then you're probably right.
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was a scream.but,after just watching it again today,i have a different