Friday, September 23, 2011

Phil sees BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR at the Camera 12-Sept. 21, 2011

So it's been a long time since I hung out with my good friend and film buddy Kelly, and I came up with the idea of seeing a movie. So we both headed over to the Camera 12 in Downtown San Jose to see the film BUCKY LAWSON: BORN TO BE A STAR, which was ending today. And I have to say that it was a funny movie that I actually enjoyed!

 The film's about young, virginal Bucky Larson (Nick Swardson), who upon discovering that his parents (played by Miriam Flynn and Edward Herrmann) were famous porn stars from the 1970's, he decides to travel to the west coast to follow in his parent's footsteps. Upon arriving he befriends a waitress named Kathy (the beautiful Christina Ricci) and a down and out porn director Miles Depp (Don Johnson). Miles helps Bucky launch his career, but those in the business, like porn superstar Dick Shadow (Stephan Dorff), think he's nothing but a joke. But when Bucky becomes the talk of the town, Dick becomes threatened and will do whatever it takes to diminish Bucky's stardom.

Ok, now the humor in the film is not your typical humor. It's a blend of gross-out shenanigans and random, left of field humor. And you know what, it works. Seeing Bucky being pantsed at a party, revealing his "mighty bush," the eccentric comedy of SNL alum Kevin Nealon (playing Bucky's insane roommate Gary), and Stephan Dorff's Dick Shadow's arsenal of dick jokes and references. Riccic plays Kathy with sympathy, gusto, and she's adorable in the film. And, of course, Swardson's portrayal as Bucky was hilarious, with a dash of innocence, mid-western values, and ejaculation superpowers (you'll understand the last one once you see the film).

BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR is a blast to watch with that special someone, especially if your special someone is into raunchy, irrelevant, scantly clad porn stars, scary roommates, and hairy nether regions. So bring grandma, and have some fun together!

BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR is currently in theaters nationwide. To view showtimes for your local theater and to purchase tickets, visit Fandango's website at

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!

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