Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Review by Evelyn Gildrie-Voyles <firstname.lastname@example.org>
WOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!. It's a randy, smart-ass, cheesecake comedy. I love this genre: a group of loveable but goofy guys pull pranks on each other and others, defeat more respectable but actually evil guys, one falls in love, others get some busty woman to take off their clothes, and everybody drinks, does drugs and cusses a lot. It's been a while since someone has made movies like this. They were a staple of the 80's (Revenge of the Nerds, The Police Academy's), but they have been replaced by gross-out films that are long on potty humor and short on actual humor.
Super Troopers is an actually funny, lighthearted, clever film. It was conceived, written, and stars the group Broken Lizard (Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske). I had not heard of Broken Lizard before this film, but I am looking forward to their future projects.
Here's the basic plot: State Troopers Good, Local Cops Bad, but no one respects the Troopers and they may get shut down. So the Troopers have to save their asses while they pull pranks on stoners, fall/stay in love, spank Germans, and get into fist fights with a pig at crime scenes. Funny Stuff. This is also the first comedy I have seen with a open, bisexual "marriage" that works. So it's funny and "controversial" (okay maybe not, but it is funny).
All the acting is wonderful, great timing and delivery across the board. Beside the Lizards, Brian Cox as Trooper Capt. John O'Hagan and Joey Kern as the little stoner are hysterical standouts.
THIS IS $9 WORTH OF FUNNY! If you like prank humor and don't mind gratuitous, but lovely boobies, go see it; I want more movies by these guys.
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Super Troopers (2001)
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