Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts DVD

DVD Review by Kam Williams

Headline: Middle-Aged Dudes Play Slackers on the Slopes in Dumb Teensploit

It’s always a little weird when actors try to play characters a lot younger than themselves. It’s even weirder when they look almost middle-aged and are faking it as high school dropouts. But that’s what we have with Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts, an over the top teensploit starring MTV’s Jackass alums Tom Green and Dave England, along with Jason Bothe and some attractive young actresses who were willing to take off their tops.
The wafer thin plot features the aforementioned long-in-the-tooth slackers chasing tail when not snowboarding as members of a competitive team. Although the film’s title implies a spin-off of Revenge of the Nerds, the truth is the storyline doesn’t resemble that college classic in the least. Instead, this bottom-feeder is set far away from any academic institutions, and simply trades in raunchy romance, infantile slapstick and gross-out fare whether the action is unfolding on the slopes or back at the ski lodge.
It’s a sad sign how far the mighty have fallen, when a former cultural comedy icon like Tom Green is associated with a D-flick this putrid. Less a legit movie, than a series of cheap skits that look like it was shot by a drunk in somebody’s back yard in one afternoon and edited that same night in just as much a rush.
A festering, unfunny cauldron of crudeness and carnality.

Poor (½ star)
Rated R for sexuality, nudity, drug use and profanity.
Running time: 94 minutes
Studio: Peace Arch Entertainment

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