Picks and Pans Review: Say It Isn't So

UPDATED 04/02/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/02/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT

Heather Graham, Chris Klein, Orlando Jones, Sally Field

While whipping up a sandwich for her husband, Sally Field—winner of two Best Actress Oscars—comes up with an appalling, unique and very personal way to salt her man's Dag-wood. As this revolting scene and a dozen more in Say It Isn't So demonstrate, gross-out humor is getting grosser and more common.

Every 10 minutes or less in this vulgar comedy, a flagrantly rude scene (involving animals, stroke victims and, inevitably, private parts) causes someone in the audience to blurt out, "That's disgusting!" Indeed it is, and that's the point. Say It Isn't So is produced by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the Rhode Island brothers who brought the world There's Something About Mary and who obviously pride themselves on ignoring boundaries. (The director is first-timer J.B. Rogers; Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow wrote the screenplay.)

The movie's busy plot has a dim-bulb animal-shelter worker (Klein) overcoming multiple hurdles to win the hand of an accident-prone hairdresser (Graham). Field plays Graham's interfering mom. It's all darned dumb, embarrassing and, least forgivable, rarely funny. (R)

Bottom Line: We wish it weren't so

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