Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Hobo With a Shotgun wrought? I'll tell you: a bottom-of-the-barrel piece of cinematic dreck titled FATHER'S DAY put together by a Winnipeg quintet called the Astron 6 (that bit of non-sequitur humor is about as funny as the movie ever gets) and foisted upon us courtesy of Troma Entertainment. Over my reviewing career, I have several times taken the trouble to praise Troma for its canny couplings of good, cheap sex, gore and humor. And I hope I will again someday. For now, I'll just say that the bottom of the barrel has been scraped yet again and is currently being fed, via midnight shows, to dumbed-down audiences across the nation. No wonder Father's Day has a IMBD rating of only 4. I'd call that generous. This movie actually makes its Hobo predecessor look like some kind of masterpiece of rich characterization, dense plotting and clear-eyed restraint.
Lloyd Kaufman (below), the head of Troma, here playing god (literally) and then, in a dual role... But let's not spoil the surprise.
Sunshine Cinema) and Minneapolis (Lagoon Cinema).
Esquire Theatre) and Brookline, Mass. (Coolidge Corner). Los Angeles (Nuart) and Saskatoon, Canada (Broadway Theater), both get it on Feb. 24 and it arrives in San Diego on Feb 25 (Ken Cinema). March promises bookings in Columbus, DC, Dallas and Oak Cliff (TX), with Seattle the recipient in April. Betcha all can't wait!