For Your (Re-)Consideration: Freddy Got Fingered

The Freddy Got Fingered rehabilitation campaign that commenced in earnest last year with actor/writer/director Tom Green extends now to the comedy critic ranks: "Freddy Got Fingered isn't a terrible movie -- it's just baffling and non-formulaic. It takes sight gags that feel like they could come from a silent film and it amps them up to utterly ridiculous proportions. It's downright visionary for Green to find a dead deer on the side of the road and put it on like a cape, or for Green to lick the exposed bone after his friend (Harland Williams) suffers a brutal skateboarding injury, or for Green to manually stimulate a horse while crying out, 'I'm a farmer, Daddy!' Yes, it's funny to jerk off of a horse, but it's also anti-comedy, comparable to Andy Kaufman or '70s Steve Martin. It just came out in a time in which anti-comedy wasn't ringing many people's bells." Discuss? [Splitsider]


  • The WInchester says:

    The film is a Dadaist masterpiece that is far better than the derision it received.
    Daddy would you like some sausage?

  • Tenetria says:

    I saw this in the theater and I remember being both shocked and amused. The "chicken sandwich" rant is especially memorable. It's pretty amazing what Green was able to get away with in a major studio film.

  • Noah James says:

    This movie holds up - from the time I saw it in the theater to present day - as the worst movie I've ever seen.

  • Fredy says:

    Shite movie.

  • Beto says:

    This movie is like licorice: you either love it or you hate it. In my opinion and experience, it is FUNNY and holds up quite well over time. Had it been released in 2010 instead of 2001, it might have been a commercial success. And Tom would be writing/making a follow up film, much like Borat led to Bruno. Oh the injustice.