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FATHER'S DAY (2011)

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FATHER'S DAY (2011)

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The Buzz:

     Troma brings us their newest romp of gore and absurdity! Years ago a serial rapists and murderer assaulted fathers the country over. Now he has returned and only a one-eyed vigilante, a gay male hooker, and a priest can hunt him down and put an end to the terror once and for all. Filmed in the style of a 70's exploitation/grindhouse picture, this retro looked modern classic makes "Hobo with a Shotgun" look like a college film student project. 

 

Life of the Party:

     This movie is all of the great things Troma is known for, with very little of the bad things they are also known for. While clearly shot on a budget, it's much larger of a budget than we usually see with Troma films. Furthermore the grindhouse feel of the film makes the low budget work and work well. Additionally we have lots of social commentary, laughs, and plenty of blood. There was not a moment of watching this picture when I didn't have a smile on my face, and the rest of the room was similary enthralled.

Potential Hangovers:

     The movie takes a wicked and rather unexpected twist for the final act. I should have seen it coming from Troma, but I just didn't. This isn't necessarily a bad thing for everyone - it certainly wasn't for me - but I can see where the last bit of the film really turns people off as it takes a big turn in theme and genre and you will spend the next 20 minutes reeling and trying to keep up with all of the absurdity being thrown at you in quick succession. If you're willing to just sit back and take a trip into weirdville and all the sites therein that Father's Day wants to take you, you'll be fine. If you're more rigid in your expectations this may be a real problem for you. I don't want to give any spoilers I'll just say that I barely even know what happened in the last act simply because everyone in the room was yelling "WHAT THE FUCK?!" and laughing so much that the audio was getting drowned out. 

The Vibe:

As a party film this movie is amazing. Drunk or sober (though, certainly more so while drunk) this movie will entertain a group of friends so long as you all have a bit of a dark twisted side to you. And if you're even CONSIDERING watching a Troma film I'm going to assume that's a given. That being said, if you think this would even possibly be a good idea for you and your friends I recommend biting the bullet and watching it. I am very confident you will not be disappointed. 

Plus/minus:

+ Absurdly hilarious in it's own dark way.

+ Good acting and cinematography for a low budget indie film. 

+ Great soundtrack (I didn't touch on this, but seriously... amazing music)

+ Fun to watch with friends

- Definitely still a low budget film and that's not for everyone.

- Last act goes completely into left field. 

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