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½ March 31, 2012
Not perfect, but some genuine "Kentucky Fried Movie" inspired zaniness. Notable for featuring Bill Murray and Howard Hesseman. Funny at times and at other times slow, but this is a fun little flick not to be overlooked.
June 22, 2011
This has one of the funniest & most politically incorrect songs in movie history. Very catchy though!!!
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½ April 13, 2011
Not perfect, but some genuine "Kentucky Fried Movie" inspired zaniness. Notable for featuring Bill Murray and Howard Hesseman. Funny at times and at other times slow, but this is a fun little flick not to be overlooked.
½ May 22, 2009
First of all, why was this even called a movie? This movie is just a movie of trailer spoofs! Very little was funny, but majority was just plain stupid and senseless to watch...I do not reccomand this at all!!
½ March 29, 2009
There were some very funny spoofs that made up for the poor ones. And Bill Murray is only on the cover because he is the most famous now. He is only in the 3 or 4 mins of the movie, I was expecting him to be in just about every other one. His one skit was good but there were other better ones.
½ January 24, 2009
Well, a worthy idea that may have been very slightly humourous in it's time, but it certainly isn't timeless. Bill Murray is excellent, but is only in a very small amount of it. Skip it.
November 29, 2008
Excellent movie, especially for pot-heads. Great humor,
September 9, 2008
Was this movie ever considered funny? Possible candidates for finding humor in this worthless idea of a movie: pot-heads and children under 11. Yup. That about covers it.
½ July 29, 2008
Filmed in 1977. An OK trailers spoof film in the same vain as 'The Kentucky Fried Movie'. Murray's performance is a highlight (along with the 30's all-black musical number "Tight Pussy, Loose Shoes and a Warm Place to Shit". May be a bit stale for those not up on their 70's pop culture.
May 16, 2008
A weird idea for a movie, but the majority of the shorts were entertaining.
½ February 28, 2008
It has it's moments.
November 15, 2007
One of the worst so-called comedy's i've ever seen (imported from the US as a recommendation from my previous manager) - only half-decent part is the 'Title Song' sketch.
June 7, 2007
Normally, I'm a fan of this "fake trailers as the movie" genre, but this was slow and about as funny as punching yourself in the crotch. Good thing I got the DVD for $1, so I didn't feel bad throwing it out.
½ February 17, 2007
it is more raunchy then Amazon women on the moon and The Kentucky Fried Movie.
January 21, 2007
wanna see it i cant wAIT LOL !!!
½ December 6, 2006
Starring: Bill Murray, Lewis Arquette, Sid Haig, Betty Thomas, and Buddy Hackett.
Directed by Ira Miller.
Written by Royce D. Applegate, Ira Miller, Dan Praiser, and Charley Smith.
Rated [b]R[/b] (for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content).
Running time approximately 1 hour 24 minutes.

[i]Loose Shoes[/i] is one of those random dollar-bin purchases that's intriguing only because someone who's usually a good presence in the movies has taken part in what may very well have been a travesty, but just might be a hidden gem. Sadly, this one's the former and not at all the latter. The film is a series of faux trailers, attempts at satire which fail at their attempts at comedy more often than not. One of the trailers tries to poke fun at Woody Allen films, and I just wasn't having it. Murray's trailer makes no sense and bores. The one bright spot is a trailer satirizing Chaplin films, but it becomes rather offensive by its end. The entire film is extremely offensive, actually, with horrid racial undertones in almost every vignette. The only reason it's not a zero is the fact that I did laugh a few times. Other than that, this one's a dead cell - an offensive one. [b]1/2* (out of ****) D-[/b]
March 4, 2005
"Saturday Night Live" has taken a lot of hits over the years, but you can't deny that it was a powerful cultural phenomenon. After all, if it weren't for SNL, we wouldn't have had the trend of R-rated, rapid-fire sketch comedy films, reaching peaks of [i]Kentucky Fried Movie[/i] and [i]Amazon Women on the Moon[/i], and lows of The Boob Tube Strikes Back. The lewd sketch comedy film is essentially dead these days, now that cable can serve as a place for the likes of comedic subversion as "Mr. Show," but hey, some of these flicks have managed to stand the test of time.

Thanks to the new trend of dollar DVDs, you can now pick up [i]Loose Shoes[/i] with spare change, and it's certainly worth it. [i]Loose Shoes[/i] is presented entirely as fake movie trailers, and while some of these are pretty inane, enough of them are outright hilarious to make this easily one of the best buck DVDs on the market.

It's a mixed bag, of course, and many of the trailers parody films that aren't exactly common knowledge to most moviegoers today. That doesn't, however, make "Billy Jerk Goes to Oz" with Tom Baker (of the drive-in flicks, not the former Doctor Who) any less funny as a mocking of the idiotic, self-righteous Billy Jack films, or a parody of Charlie Chaplin's silents ("The picture that leaves everyone reading!") less entertaining as it turns into en extended riff on Chaplin's communist sympathies.

Sure, there are a few clunkers in the bunch. A segment satirizing the Ma and Pa Kettle films, in which Ma and Pa take Francis, the talking pig to New York, seems to go on for days. But most of these hit the right notes, and when they don't, they're quick enough to not get too irritated.

Other highlights include the just-plain-wrong "The Bad News Bears in Getting Laid," a sex-reversed parody of T&A flicks called "Return of the Pom-Pom Boys" (with leering shots of male butt as he undresses for the shower) and Sid Haig (!) as a nameless cowboy in "A Fistful of Something" who encounters a group of Hindu people who consider cowboys sacred. The best moment, however, comes from "Dark Town After Dark," a play on 30's era black cast musicals, which includes a Cab Calloway-esque number called "Tight Pussy, New Shoes and a Warm Place to Shit."

There's also Howard Hesseman in a war movie, Avery Schreiber in a tutu, Susan Tyrell as "Boobies" in "Welcome to Bacon County" (in which an interracial couple gets stranded in a small southern town, and is horrified to learn how nice everyone is), Lewis Arquette, Betty Thomas as a biker chick, Kinky Friedman (!) as a prisoner, Bill Murray on death row, Billy Curtis as a munchkin, Ed Lauter as a pot-smoking sheriff, Jaye P. Morgan yelling at children and Buddy Hackett as himself. The DVD runs 72 minutes, though the IMDb lists the running time at 84, but I can't tell what was cut from the descriptions online.

Some of [i]Loose Shoes[/i] is, admittedly, lame, and there's a lot of drug and Jewish jokes that get old a little quickly. But, c'mon, you can find this for a dollar, and it's at least worth that. The "Dark Town After Dark" bit alone is worth a dollar, and the rest is gravy. It's no [i]Kentucky Fried Movie[/i]--the pacing is off in a lot of the bits, for one--but it's certainly worth a look.
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