Thursday, December 18, 2008

Farce of the Penguins

Maybe you've seen the trailers for Farce of the Penguins.  If so, do not be fooled.  We thought this film looked hysterical.   Boy, did we regret renting it.

Farce of the Penguins is basically a parody of March of the Penguins.  The film follows the journey of the male penguins’ 70-mile trek to breed with the females waiting at the breeding grounds. Penguins Carl and Jimmy talk about their lives, food, and sex during their hike. Back at the breeding grounds, Melissa and Vicky talk about men and how to know when you meet “the one.”

Farce of the Penguins was written and directed by Bob Saget and narrated by Samuel Jackson.  It also stars the voices of well-known stars, such as Lewis Black, Tracy Morgan, Whoopi Goldberg, Dane Cook, and Christina Applegate.

With those stars involved, it sounds like a recipe for success, right?  Wrong.  

The film is full of one-liners that could really only crack up a 12-year-old.  I can understand and get into raunchy, over the top comedy.  That's obviously what they were going for, but they failed miserably.

The only thing else I can say is I want my hour and twenty minutes back!

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