The FP (2012)
In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park ('The FP') in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revelation." After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of Paranormal Activity and featuring narration by James Remar (The Warriors), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls "a rare ready-made cult hit." -- (C) Drafthouse … More
- R (for pervasive language, sexual content, some nudity and brief drug material)
- Drama , Comedy
- Directed By:
- Jason Trost , Brandon Trost
- Written By:
- Brandon Trost , Jason Trost
- In Theaters:
- Mar 16, 2012 Limited
- On DVD:
- Jun 19, 2012
- Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for The FP
Rather than crafting a movie that's so bad it's good, writer-director brothers Jason and Brandon Trost have come up with something that's just plain bad -- and boring, and repetitive.
"The FP" so desperately wants to be cultishly admired for its bad-taste rollout of wacko characters, ugly costumes and vulgar slang that it forgets to be genuinely offbeat or funny.
You need to find a room full of people who get the joke and see this movie there, because audiences will be laughing so hard they'll be screaming.
It falls all over itself to lampoon its midnight-movie forebears even as it borrows their contrivances.
"The FP" works best as an operatic parody of mixed genres with lunacy on the fringes.
Neither obliviously dreadful enough to be "so bad it's good,'' nor intentionally tongue-in-cheek enough to be funny.
The film only embraces the most superficial aspects of the genre. The heart, the soul and the melodrama are all missing.
Given its low budget, it's amazing "The FP" looks as good as it does. The lighting is superb, the sets highlight its post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and the score ridiculous. "The FP" has cult classic written all over it and it knows it.
I missed the train when The FP was first leaving the station, but I'm firmly on-board now...
The FP is a mostly serious, straight-faced spoof of misogynistic gangland B-movies and sports dramas, and rarely does it fail to deliver sparks of originality and sly comedy.
The FP works for its audience, a rowdy crowd of midnight movie fans willing to put up with over-the-top silliness, bad performances, and general lunacy.
There is some serious talent in front of and behind the camera and with a better script they might be able to create something funny and unique.
The FP functions perfectly as a cult movie, but its ambition never feels bigger than to achieve that benchmark.
You'll have more fun hosting your own Dance Dance Revolution battles than watching The FP.
The film's goofy heart and soul (yes, it has one) is what sticks with you in the end and makes this crazed film into a potential cult-movie masterpiece.
Just when you think they've gone too far, the Trost brothers 1) go further and 2) wink. It turns out to be a winning combination of gestures.
People talk repeatedly about street cred and say 'For realz,' which I can only assume the script spellz with a z ... The FP means to be terrible, and it is.
Audience Reviews for The FP
In the future rival gangs fight for control of a lawless suburban town, gaining power and street cred by winning dance video game duels. You have to give THE FP credit for playing the goofy idea straight, but unfortunately the overall message seems to be that the wannabe gangsters of the apocalypse will be just as annoying as today's youth are.More
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