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Director: Jeff Tremaine
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 25, 2002
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Jackass: The Movie

Hi I'm Nicole T., and welcome to my review of Jackass: The Movie!

  • Nov 28, 2006
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Rating:
+3
Pros: When you're not grossed out, you're busy laughing your ass off

Cons: Beware: vomit, poo, and a few other gross things will be seen

The Bottom Line: You gotta love Jackass and you gotta be able to handle some grossness. (the papercut scene was actually more eye-averting than seeing someone throw up)

Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot.

Warning: The stunts performed in this movie were performed by professionals (yeah right), so for your safety and the protection of those around you, do not attempt any of the stunts you’re about to see (and if you’re dumb enough to try, you can’t sue them because you did it on your own idiotic volition).

My father and mother claimed to have never seen Jackass: The Movie. My mother may not have, but I know my father has. Either way, when Blade Trinity didn’t work and we had to take it back to get cleaned, we picked up Jackass for free. If you have no idea what Jackass is, let me enlighten you: a bunch of young guys doing extremely stupid crap.

No joke.

If you’ve ever seen the series, then you already know what the movie is. Basically just 2 hours or so of the most ridiculous characters I’ve ever seen in my life doing the goofiest crap ever. Want to know more? Here is a list of the participants and some of the things they do:

Johnny Knoxville – Sort of like the ringleader of this mess, sometimes I think he likes pain: getting shot with less-lethal bean bag projectiles
Bam Margera – I freaking love this guy – I watched his show on MTV, Viva La Bam when Jackass went away. Great stuff: skateboarding with Tony Hawk – in fat suits.
Chris Pontius – His laugh makes me laugh, I swear. He’s Bunny the Lifeguard and Party Boy in Japan. Dear me.
Steve-O – The man with a penchant for snorting stuff like wasabi up his nose, or doing other gross things such as pole-vaulting into a sewage ditch.
Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna – Professional skater; coolest little person ever. He’ll usually be found getting chased by Preston Lacy just for the shock factor – how often are you going to see a little dude getting chased by a big fat dude?
Ryan Dunn – I love Dunn because he may be nuts, but I think he actually might be the sanest guy in the group. Except I wince at the thought of bringing home a guy that put a toy car up his butt just to have a crazy x-ray.
Preston Lacy – You don’t see him much – I don’t think he’s as nuts as the rest of them, or he just doesn’t enjoy pain. I think he’s their token “fat guy.” He makes a sexy mermaid.
Ehren McGhehey – Semi-psychotic. That’s what he comes off as anyway. Put some muscle stimulators on your face and have fun.
Dave England – Another one of them who has issues. Would you go into a hardware store and actually use the on-display toilet?

These are the main guys and just a *few* tidbits you’ll see when you watch it. Don’t think I’ve spoiled anything because I haven’t. Honestly. Besides, making a tiny mention of something here doesn’t do it justice at all. You have to see it for it to really sink in.

There are a few guys I’m familiar with that I missed seeing, such as Raab Himself (actually named Chris Raab, but has the “Himself” part thanks to Bam) and Brandon Dicamillo. Both guys can be found hanging out with Bam rather often. They’re in just about every Viva La Bam. I know each of them pops up at least once in the movie: Raab – bungee wedgie; Brandon – convenience store jousting. I found this surprising since I remember both of them much more than Ehren McGhehey and Dave England (though more familiar with Dave than Ehren). Maybe they’re not technically a part of the Jackass group, but I’d seen the often enough to wonder where they were, and wanted to give credit where credit was due.

There’s also Rick Kosick, the camera guy who always had a tendency to lose his lunch during the show (you’d think they’d get better camera guys, hahaha), Bam’s parents April and Phil, Rake Yohn (scary and also nuts – apparently lives a block away from Dunn), and a few guest appearances by Mat Hoffman (professional trick biker), Tony Hawk as mentioned earlier, Henry Rollins, Rip Taylor, Butterbean (professional boxer), and Manny Puig the crocodile man.

You have to be amused by people doing ridiculous stunts in order to enjoy this movie. There are those out there who think these guys are just dumb (and maybe they are) and don’t find it funny at all. I’m one of the people who would love to hang out with those guys. Hey, they may do stupid crap, but at least they have fun doing it. Life is too short anyway – might as well have some fun being insane.

Oh yeah, and beware of a lot of profanity. Haha.

The Extras
If you didn’t get enough Jackass goodness in the movie, you can find a lot of extra pieces here. Aside from trailers and the usual stuff, you can watch bloopers, extra footage that didn’t make the final cut, and the making of the movie, which includes extra footage as well, and a few different camera angles. If you watch the “making of the movie” you’ll also find out a few things – like why Dunn had a cast on his arm during the crazed golf cart section.

I don’t often bother with commentaries. I’ve only done it twice, but when I saw that I could have the group cast doing the commentating, there was no way I could pass it up. However, I was mildly disappointed. I’d thought that with those nutcases chatting throughout the movie, I’d be laughing just as much as I would during the normal movie. I was half right. Some of the time I was dying of laughter, but other times I just found myself chuckling or not doing anything at all as they were surprisingly quiet. I surmise this is because when they did this, they had just gone to the premier the night before, so they’d probably did a lot of joking and discussing of the movie then. Still, you can’t not laugh when you hear Chris Pontius laughing. That guy’s laughter is contagious.

Overall, this movie is hilarious. I don’t even really qualify it as a real movie because there isn’t any plot, but it’s still hilarious. Like I said, it’s meant for certain people, but I think if my parents love it (then again, my parents are pretty freakin’ cool), then it should entertain a variety of people as well. Seriously – if you need a good laugh, this will do it, hands down.

And maybe when I move to Pennsylvania I can look up Bam or Dunn if they’re still there.

NT

Recommended:
Yes

Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for Groups
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age

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