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Ass Backwards (2013)

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Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a "girl in a box" at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO....of her own one-woman egg donor "corporation". Lost in delusion, they believe they are living large until an invitation to their hometown pageant arrives and their past comes back to haunt them. Join these two loveable losers as they take an ass backwards journey home to reclaim their crown, stopping off at a women's separatist commune, an amateur strip club competition, and meeting their favorite reality TV star along the way. (c) Gravitas

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Cast

Bob Odenkirk
as Pageant MC
Paul Scheer
as Strip Club Owner
Meg Hatton
as Little Kate
Ursula Parker
as Little Chloe
Kaylyn Slevin
as Little Laurel
Drew Droege
as Homeless Norma
Debra Monk
as Pawn Shop Owner
Jon Paul Phillips
as Adonis on Bus
Bruce MacVittie
as Club Owner
Jason Hurt
as Manuel
Patrizia Hernandez
as Club Dancer
Jimmy Alotta
as Gas Station Clerk
Castille Landon
as Mercedes Benz (Stripper)
Peggy Pope
as Brian's Mom
Edward James Hyland
as Interventionist
Christina Sciongay
as Colleen McNiff
Stephanie Miles
as Jennifer Pagano
Coreen Burke
as Pageant Director
Alexandra Tenney
as Amanda Sovik
Ashley Abate
as Irish Jig Dancing Contestant
Catrina Ganey
as Vet Receptionist
Valentina de Angelis
as Spring Break Girl 1
Taylor Gildersleeve
as Spring Break Girl 2
Chike Johnson
as Bus Driver
Cynthia Enriquez
as Pageant Contestant
Grace Gold
as Pageant Contestant
Amaryliss Rodriguez
as Pageant Contestant
Daniela Mercado
as Pageant Contestant
Jessica Perez
as Pageant Contestant
Samantha Jaikaran
as Pageant Contestant
Katherine Guevara
as Pageant Contestant
Meg Allan Cole
as Laurel Fan
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

As with any kind of episodic or sketch comedy, some gags land more effectively than others, although you'll likely find a line or a beat or an image that makes you laugh from start to finish.

November 8, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The road adventures they have along the way aren't funny, and once they reach the pageant, the comic payoff you're hoping for never materializes.

November 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Where movie comedy teams once required a "straight" member - or so-called normal characters - off which to bounce stupidity or silliness, Raphael and Wilson believe total immersion in thickheadedness and failure is riot enough.

November 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Raphael and Wilson are impressively committed to these misadventures, but it's a shame the movie is so cruel to the characters.

November 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Ass Backwards overcomes the obvious beats with clever, occasionally dark jokes that reveal the sharpness of its stars' writing.

November 7, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Wilson and Raphael have been a comedy team for years, and they riff off each other expertly; too often, however, that's all they do.

November 5, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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