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Nature Calls (2012)



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Oswalt stars as Scoutmaster Randy Stevens, whose dwindling, apathetic troop ditches a scout meeting in favor of a TV-themed slumber party hosted by Randy's brother Kirk (Knoxville), his polar opposite and arch nemesis. When Randy rounds up the boys in the middle of the night, stealing them for an highly unauthorized/unorganized trip to the woods, all hell breaks loose as Kirk pursues with a pair of gun-toting employees (Riggle and O'Neal). Drinking, nudity, mishandled fireworks and tremendously inappropriate behavior around minors ensues, in the grand tradition of comedy classics like The Bad News Bears and Meatballs. -- (C) Official Site

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Rob Riggle
as Gentry
Patrice O'Neal
as Mr. Caldwell
Darrell Hammond
as Ranger Deakins
Eddie Rouse
as Little Eddie
Kelly Coffield Park
as Mrs. Hartnett
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

A low-watt, low-wit comedy.

Full Review… | November 9, 2012
New York Post
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It almost seems like harder work somehow to get this many comedians together and then turn out a movie that is only so fitfully funny.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Its jokes won't appeal to anyone older than 8, but a parent who takes a child to this crass mess would be subject to prosecution.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
New York Times
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After a lot of wandering around, we realize we've really just been walking in circles the whole time.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
New York Daily News
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The humor in Nature Calls tends toward the dopey and obvious ...

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
AV Club
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The unmitigated disaster of the camping trip just stays disastrous, the story never really finding its way from adversity to heroic redemption.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Nature Calls

The lack of an even remotely funny script is pretty glaring, not to mention the fact that this appears to be the same exact script as Bushwhacked, yet it somehow manages to make Bushwhacked look like comedic genius. This is a pretty unfortunate blip on Oswalt's resume, and, if he's going to be the leading man, he's much more suited to dark, twisted humor than stupid comedy like this. David G. Green's involvement is also very questionable, as I'm not sure why he'd lend his name to this piece of garbage in any way.

Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson

Nature Calls is one of the worst movies I've ever seen EVER! The cast was mediocre, the plot was ridiculous, all of the characters are annoying, and there isn't a single humorous scene in the entire film. Don't waste your time.

Bruce Balsinde
Bruce Balsinde

Ultimately a charming story about a man-child trying to cling to the ways of the scout troop that got him through his youth, and the lengths that his brother will go to to try and sabotage this. Johnny Knoxville is a complete prick to his brother Patton Oswalt, which eventually drives him to kidnap the scout troop for actual camping in the woods, as their father envisioned, rather than the sanitized, politically correct version of things that their organization has been forced to concede in a modern society. Worth a rental.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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