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Klovn: The Movie (Klown) (2012)



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Two wildly inappropriate friends run amok through the Danish countryside plowing through endless awkward confrontations and unspeakable debaucheries. Hopelessly wrongheaded Frank "kidnaps" the 12-year-old nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential to join sex-crazed Casper on his secret adulterous weekend canoe trip. From exclusive brothels, hospitalizations, armed robberies and even prison, the three paddle downstream from one chaotic misadventure to the next culminating in a surprise sentimental portrait of friendship and a final shocking reveal that you won't soon unsee. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam
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On DVD: Sep 25, 2012
Box Office: $68.6k
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Lars Hjortshøj
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Critic Reviews for Klovn: The Movie (Klown)

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (17)

A grim, desperately unfunny parade of dick jokes, masturbation jokes, dick jokes, paedophilia jokes, dick jokes, rape jokes, gay jokes and dick jokes

Full Review… | December 2, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

KLOWN is a one of the most comically aggressive films you will ever see.

Full Review… | November 8, 2013
Top Critic

Its deliberate aversion to good taste is the biggest gag of all, and the source of its claim to infamy; yet running beneath the grossness, and the calamitous bonhomie, is a quiet streak of despair.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
New Yorker
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It can seem sometimes that Hollywood has a monopoly on stupid, obnoxious comedy. Anyone who sees "Klown" will learn otherwise.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Boston Globe
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Think of all the gags you think might go too far, and then watch as Nørgaard takes them even further.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Arizona Republic
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Situational comedies need some believability to be effective, and too many gags in Klown feel like punchlines whose set-ups were engineered in reverse...

Full Review… | June 2, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Klovn: The Movie (Klown)


Think of a Judd Apatow film. Now add some grit and gravitas and (more) lewdness, without stripping away any of the honest charm, and you'll get a film a lot like Klown.

At its core, it's the story of three men growing up - never mind that two of them are already in their forties. Our hero, Frank, is a bumbler whose girlfriend has all but given up on his fatherhood potential. Frank's friend Casper organizes an annual camping trip, which is largely a cover for the men to cheat on their wives, and in a misguided attempt to prove he can be a father after all, Frank kidnaps his girlfriend's twelve-year-old nephew the day before the trip, and has no choice but to take him along. It's a film with a lot of laughs and in the end a lot of charm, too - a little-known film from Denmark that punches above its weight and leaves a bigger impression. Great discovery!

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Hilarious. Almost entirely unpleasant.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

Oh the Danes. What CAN'T they do? Nebbish Frank and pussyhound Casper are hilarious, and the fact that this was a 60 episode sitcom makes me want to track it down too. The women are all stone cold bitches, which is usually something I don't like, but in this case, these dudes NEED some stone cold bitches. For fans of Ricky Gervais.

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