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Higher-than-average number of laughs doesn't outweigh a pedestrian plot
on October 21, 2011
David Johnson, DVD Verdict --Eventually Carmen Electra does show up and wander around in her underwear for a bit. But featuring her so prominently in the marketing does Mardi Gras Spring Break a disservice. It feels like the powers-that-be are working hard to sell their production with a gimmick, when this is actually a surprisingly funny R-rated comedy.
Now, the preface needs to be said: this is only for viewers who dig the gross-out, hard-R, Hangover type of comedy. Breasts, excrement, banana penetration, and even a sporadic wiener shot are draped throughout. These guys seize on the R (or rather Unrated) rating and ensure you're getting more offensive, ridiculous, over-the-top crap than you can shake a stick at.
Speaking of which, there is a scene where Bret Harrison takes a giant dump in Carmen Electra's toilet. But because the flushing mechanism is broken (of course), he bare-hands his deposit, cradles it in a towel, hides it in the tub, and eventually ends up in the hallway, heaving the turd into a ceiling fan, spraying everyone with poop. God help me...I laughed.
That's what effective movies like this can do to relatively mature grown-ups...turn them into sputtering middle-schoolers who laugh at their own farts. I am so ashamed.
The DVD: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, 5.1 Dolby surround, and no extras.
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