Yeah, the latest from Broken Lizard (makers of Super Troopers
) is trash, but that’s appropriate since it’s parodying trash. Taking aim at slasher movies and sex comedies, Lizard has come up with a disposable film that, as slasher films go, is better than most Friday the 13ths
, and as sex comedy goes, kicks the crap out of American Pie
. An unidentified killer is wreaking havoc on a vacation island where Coconut Pete (Bill Paxton), an aging rock star spoof of Jimmy Buffet, has fashioned a paradise based on his recordings. As multiple murders ensue in bloody style, many a breast is exposed and many a sex act performed. While not a constant laugh riot, I found myself giggling at this one more than your average film, which is high praise for comedies these days. Paxton is funny, especially when somebody mentions Buffet’s Margaritaville
at a campfire, and the Broken Lizard troupe is in decent form. It gets the mildest of recommendations, but a recommendation nevertheless.