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
Nov 9, 2012 Limited
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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.
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.
After a lot of wandering around, we realize we've really just been walking in circles the whole time.
The unmitigated disaster of the camping trip just stays disastrous, the story never really finding its way from adversity to heroic redemption.
There's nothing wrong with slack misanthropy, but as piss-takes go, Nature Calls offers a pretty thin stream.
More "Hangover" than "Moonrise Kingdom," but with elements of both. And more than a few rude and raunchy laughs.
Nature Calls promises a silly good time, only to display little interest in fulfilling that promise.
It's probably best to let this particular call from nature go unheeded.
I'd write that it's the worst thing to happen to the Boy Scouts in quite some time, but the organization appears to have bigger fish to fry these days.
Nature Calls is something else for sure, but falls short of fitting into the wild and weird cinematic world Rohal has created.
Writer-director Todd Rohal fills muddled scenes with manic amounts of jokes that all manage to land with a thud.
Overall, this is one comedy I hope never makes it to theaters. Ok, it's a step or two above Bucky Larson, but it's not worth the price of admission.
As it is, Nature Calls is a frequently funny mess, but a mess all the same.
Audience Reviews for Nature Calls
- Kirk: I'm gonna murder him dead!
- Randy: Nature is your toilet. Pee anywhere.
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