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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

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Average Rating: 1.6/10
Reviews Counted: 35
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 35

A severely misguided and inept comedy incapable of even telling its single joke properly.

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Average Rating: 1.4/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 12

A severely misguided and inept comedy incapable of even telling its single joke properly.

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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is a new comedy starring Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, and Stephen Dorff. Bucky (Swardson) is a small town grocery bagger, going nowhere in life - until he discovers that his conservative parents were once adult film stars! Armed with the belief that he has found his destiny, Bucky packs up and heads out to LA, hoping to follow in his parents' footsteps. -- (C) Sony Pictures

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Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Nick Swardson

Jan 17, 2012

$2.3M

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Icky and repellent in ways it probably did not intend.

December 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Newsday
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This movie is dire, soul-crushing stuff.

September 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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This isn't even a series of skits, but a series of vague ideas for skits that nobody fleshed out.

September 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Film.com
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Through all this, one feels nothing more strongly than an acute sympathy for all involved -- in particular Ricci, who gives her role more than it deserves, and Herrmann, a classy character actor who once won a Tony.

September 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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Swardson and the gang generally opt for silly over edgy and outrageous, but Bucky is just too dashed-off a character for the movie to get by on that.

September 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comments (2)
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This god-awful, unfunny, stinkingly putrid sketch-comic movie has exactly one snicker-worthy moment, involving Kevin Nealon and a stolen grape. But watching the rest of it will make you whine.

September 10, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Comments (14)
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I'm not sure how many tedious sex jokes and humorless physical gags people can take before they run out of the theater screaming, but Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star certainly tests the limits.

February 11, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

God, this guy sucks. Swardson. And Bucky.

January 9, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Putrid and completely unfunny, 'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star' is a torturous exercise for a viewer. I can't count the times I wanted to walk out of this ghastly excuse for a movie. Still, I stayed with it. I just couldn't bring myself to leave.

December 22, 2011 Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa)
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Working under the incorrect assumption that anything having to do with porn is hilarious, Bucky Larson is a consistently strained comedy without much charm or wit.

December 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

Childish.

December 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

Nothing to see here, kids.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Comments (7)
Austin Chronicle

The movie is embarrassingly bad.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

I go take seven aspirin for my current headache, I do need to let you know that there's a whole other actually funny movie going on inside this one, struggling to come out.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

Don't put yourself through this train wreck of a movie. Unless of course you enjoy feeling like the screenwriter is hovering at your elbow during the film screaming "GET IT?!" after every joke.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

This is the Tom Brady who made The Hot Chick and The Comebacks, not the Tom Brady who plays football, although who's to say which of them is better at making movies?

September 14, 2011 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Comment (1)
EricDSnider.com

All involved will be known as those who took part in the worst movie of the year

September 13, 2011 Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com
jackiekcooper.com

Swardson just doesn't rise to the occasion, apparently hoping that enormous buck teeth and a Dutch Boy wig will do the acting for him.

September 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Of course, Bucky Larson isn't one of the year's worst films because its laughs are poisoned and problematic-rather, it's one of the year's worst films because there aren't any laughs at all.

September 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

A comic monstrosity...plays like an unfunny idea for a raunchy five-minute sketch that's been cruelly extended to an insufferable ninety-six minutes.

September 11, 2011 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

The worst Saturday Night Live sketch movie ever made that was never actually a Saturday Night Live sketch.

September 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

Audience Reviews for Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

three stars
August 24, 2012
YodaMasterJedi
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DID YOU EAT ONE OF MY GRAPES?!
June 12, 2012
CreedsDelight

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If funny is feeling sick and not laughing, this film is hilarious. Congratulations and welcome to my top 11 worst films of all time list, Mr. Bucky Larson!
February 23, 2012
SirPant

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Okay, I'll admit, there were a few scenes in "Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star" that had me laughing out loud, but mostly it was because of how stupid the movie is. I have never seen a movie try so hard to make a story work before. So an idiot with over-exagerrated buck teeth tries to become a porn star with his parents. The comedy is that he has a small penis, which makes his very popular. Funny right? No, it's not funny at all, but for some reason, some of the secondary characters in the film seem very funny at times, particularly Kevin Nealon, who puts a roof over Bucky's head. That being said, this film is in no way funny and it is easily one of the worst of 2011. Every joke that the filmmakers force on you seems like a penis joke every 20 minutes, followed by someone making fun of his buck teeth. Cristina Ricci helps to hold whatever is left of the movie, on it's feet. This film is a great big pile of garbage that made me laugh once or twice!
January 6, 2012
KJ Proulx

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    1. Gary: Did you eat one of my grapes!
    – Submitted by Marcellus E (8 months ago)
    1. Kathy McGee: Bucky, what are you doing in the bushes?
    2. Bucky Larson: Eating a fudge frisbee and doing a mad lib.
    – Submitted by Noah C (21 months ago)
    1. Gary: Look I don't know you, I don't know Kathy, Yeah I've seen her in the laundry room a few times but that doesn't mean I trust her. I trust her tits.
    – Submitted by xniquet L (2 years ago)
    1. Miles Deep: Your dick has cuddly eyes?
    – Submitted by xniquet L (2 years ago)
    1. Bucky Larson: Everyone keeps talking about my accent, but I'm from America!
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Bucky Larson: I'm the son of two movie stars! That's like uhh, super duper, movie star!
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
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