"I used to make four serious pics and one gross-out comedy every year.
And gross-out highlights certainly generate word of mouth.
Whatever the route, any gross-out grossing $100 million or more with an R rating will be a true rarity.
That only appears to be the case for gross-outs, as we have come to know them, in recent years.
Funny as much of the action is, however, the approach feels rather less fresh, and the gross-outs
seem more gratuitous and tossed in for effect, than in "There's Something About Mary." But such gradations will mean little at the B.O., with Fox's big summer comedy destined to keep audiences happy and piling into theaters for weeks and weeks.
American lowbrow laffers haven't always translated well overseas, but "Mary's" grosses may set a new standard for global gross-outs
: The Farrelly brothers' comedy seems destined to outstrip internationally those kings of crassness, "Dumb and Dumber" and "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" (see TOP COMEDY GROSSERS).
FINAL DESTINATION 5 15The use of "Final" is redundant, seeing as we are now four sequels on from the original gore fest but, of all the modern horror sagas, this one is guaranteed to give you frights and gross-outs
are served up, to be sure, but they're not what you might expect, and the aftermath bears notably lifelike doses of regret and sober reflection on the boys' silly, sometimes inexcusable behavior.
Certainly not when the plot is primarily an excuse for a latrine full of toilet humour and puerile gross-outs
If you love gross-outs
, your prayers have been answered.
Almost as an afterthought, the Farrellys toss in a couple of moderate gross-outs
late in the game, notably one involving an unusual appendage of Mauricio's.
As it is, commercials wiz Blair Hayes' debut feature is hopelessly compromised and quickly sunk by the mismatching of mild Farrellys-style mainstream caricaturing and gross-outs
with weird societal highlighting that could have used the touch of an Errol Morris or Werner Herzog.
While traditional three-ring circuses have hit the skids in recent years, the genre has undergone some interesting cross-pollinations, from the hipster gross-outs
of Jim Rose & co.
The phalanx of sequels, gross-outs
and actioners occupied a narrow genre range and seemed numbingly calculated to capture every possible demographic.