Picks and Pans Review: Freddy Got Fingered

UPDATED 05/07/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/07/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT

Tom Green, Rip Torn, Julie Hagerty

Tom Green, one of MTV's bad boys, has brought his special brand of comedy—dumb is funny, gross is even funnier, and being really nasty to one's parents is funniest of all—to the big screen in the numbingly awful Freddy Got Fingered. Green cowrote, directed and stars in the movie; Orson Welles he is not.

Green plays a cartoonist still living at home with his folks (Hagerty and Torn). Plot is minimal here, the better to leave room for Green to fondle the nether regions of animals, cane (at her request) his disabled girlfriend, swing a newborn baby by its umbilical cord and falsely accuse his dad of sexually abusing his younger bro, the titular Freddy. (R)

Bottom Line: All thumbs—down

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