Koutchboom’s Adventures In Terrible Comedy – Weirdsville

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I’ve been hitting the road pretty hard here lately and haven’t had much time to pull over and see the zany sites I’ve passed along the way. Luckily all these snow days have given me plenty of free time to fill with more shitty comedies.

This next film was just a random pick. It premiered on HD Net this week and last week they showed Barry Munday which felt like a fly on the wall look in the life of Werewolves own Droid and was pretty funny. HD Net is somehow related to Magnet Releasing and they distribute lots of cool shit (Let The Right One In). SOOO seeing they were premiering this next movie I had never heard of I just assumed it was some interesting cool new movie from Magnet possible……oh how wrong was I.

You are now entering Weirdsville (yes its in Canadia):


It turns out this is just some odd ball Canadian comedy from 2006-7 that just never got popular. I’ve actually been pretty interested in Canadian film lately, granted they seem to just make the CANADIAN VERSION of something American and here is more of the same. This time its the Canadian version of a stoner comedy. Too bad no one told the makers of this film that throwing a bunch of elements of a stoner film at the wall then mushing them all together isn’t going to produce comic genius.

To accurately go through the plot I would sound like a crazy person.
I’ll just give you a list:

– Overdose
– Satan worshipers
– Human Sacrifice
– Shallow Grave
– Kicking the Habit
– Midget Security Guards
– Midget Medieval Reenactors
– Matt Frewer with a icicle in his head
– Stereo Typical Canadians who have a curling team and are drug kingpins
– Taking the whole safe from the house
– A giant hole in the floor
– Dead rat in toilet meant to symbolize something
– Scott Speedman and that dude from American Beauty


WHOA look we are such druggies!

That’s it in a nut shell. I’m really at a loss as to what to say about this mess of a film. There are hints of DEEP MEANINGS being forced in when the main character played by Scott Speedman sees himself skating without skates and starring at a dead rat in a toilet. I’m guessing that has to be a Canadian thing because I got nothing out from it.

The movie starts out with Wes Bentley getting hold of his coke fiend buddy (Scott Speedman), who recently spent the last week trying to kick the habit, to help him bury their best friend Matilda (Taryn Manning) who just overdosed (or do drug addicts not know how to find a pulse??? HRMMMMMMMMM….). Then it barrels into a bunch of nonsense from there (see the list).

What’s odd is that the idea and plot are far enough out there that had the director stuck with one tone it MAY have sort of worked, but instead you are just thrown about with all this randomness which is all very mean spirited and very very hardcore drug heavy. This isn’t a silly LETS SMOKE POT, they are mixing crank with weed and shooting up and its all so HO HUM. The two leads (Wes and Scott) seem really up to the part (look at Wes’ WACKY facial hair) but they just don’t work. These two dudes I seen do nothing but play über stoic kind of a-holes, here they are suppose to be good friends but they both come off as such a-holes that it was hard to believe either of them had any experience with drugs in their lives beyond slipping the odd roofie.


Oh yeah did I mention that we are major druggies?

The weirdest thing about it all is how nonchalant the film is with all the violence and drug use. Normally something like this wouldn’t bother me, it still doesn’t, it was just so odd. I wondered if the director thought he was making some hard hitting film similar to Requiem For a Dream, or something more akin to How High. These two guys try to hide a dead body, witness a murder, rob a house try to rob a mall, get picked up by the women whose house they just tried to rob and then it all works out in the end, HURRAY!


Oh yeah we also totally got some midgets in this bitch.

I feel like blabbering on and on more about this film would be falling into the trap of the film. So unlike the movie I’m just gonna cut my losses.

3 Wannabe Drug addicts out of 4:

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48 responses to “Koutchboom’s Adventures In Terrible Comedy – Weirdsville”

  1. Jarv says :

    I’m completely confused by this film.

    Sounds like shit and Speedman can’t act.

    • koutchboom says :

      Eh I’d say Wes was worse then Speedman. Speedman was suppose to be ‘the quiet introspective one’, Wes is called on to be the ZANY druggie guy and he was mostly boring. As far as being confused, its all there man THATS what happens in the film, shit just happens to these guys as they pal around.

      • koutchboom says :

        AHHH FUCK thats the movie I was thinking of, SPUN! Its like a non manic version of Spun. And everyone hates that movie, so imagine that movie but more boring and trying to mean something every now and then.

      • Jarv says :

        Spun isn’t dull, to be fair to it. Just obnoxious.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah thats what I’m saying this movie is like Spun…if Spun was just dull and boring. The director is pretty straight forward only using a few ‘artsy’ techniques every now and then. Its not an assult to your senses like Spun was.

  2. Jarv says :

    is 3 stoners out of 4 that this is a really, really unwatchable sack of shit- only marginally better than 4 out of 4?

  3. Droid says :

    Sounds pretty crappy.

  4. Droid says :

    Speedman was good in Dark Blue.

  5. Droid says :

    And Bentley’s awful in P2 and Ghost Rider.

  6. koutchboom says :

    You know what wasn’t a terrible comedy, was Parks and Rec last night. The Office was good as well, they’ve had a comeback recently, but P&R sort of destroyed it. Almost everything said in that episode had me laughing.

    The only characters I don’t really like are Rob Lowe and Quincy’s daughter (i’ve never found her funny). Rob’s OK in the show the idea of his character is funny and some of the stuff he says is pretty funny, but overall he’s annoying. And Quincy’s Daughter has always been the weak part of the show. The fights between her and April recently has been her best stuff.

    • Droid says :

      Quincys daughter is Ann? If that’s who you mean then I agree. She’s never been haha funny. But I think she’s been okay. She plays the straight man to Andy, Leslie and April. That’s why the relationship with Mark wasn’t very good because they were both straight men.

      Rob Lowes pretty funny in it. But Andy, April and Ron Fucking Swanson are awesome.

      • Droid says :

        Lowe was funny in the recent ep where they had the flu. Looking at himself in the mirror say “Stop pooping!”

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah Lowe has his moments. What happens with Leslie and Adam Scott this week was really good. Lemme just say Megan Mullally makes an appearnce this week.

      • Droid says :

        Is that Rons ex? I’ll be watching it either tonight or tomorrow morning. Saturday mornings usually my tv catch up.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah (and real life wife). Lemme know what you think when you see it. I was cracking up the whole time.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah I’m pretty sure if Rashida Jones didn’t have such a super famous daddy we would never have had to deal with her.

      • Droid says :

        The thing is that the show wouldn’t work if everyone was a larger than life character like Leslie or Ron. It needs characters like Ann and Rob Lowes assistant to play the straight men and keep it grounded a bit.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah I know, I just think it was a bad choice paring them up. They shouldn’t have gotten together. It would’ve been funnier if she just had a crush on him for a long time and him being just oblivious to it.

      • Droid says :

        Yeah, fair point. It getting a bit repetitive. It’s now the third Ann relationship. Leslies only had one and they didn’t do much with it.

      • Droid says :

        Actually there was Justin the lawyer too.

        “Am I right, Justin?”

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah Justin was funny. He probably had to fuck off with all his Iron Man 2 money.

        Thats the odd thing about the show, like NO ONE besides the core people seem attached to it at all. There are even hints of some more people leaving this week. I wonder if its contracts or what? I mean yeah the side characters you don’t expect to see all the time, but compared to 30 Rock where the side characters come back all the time, its odd. I guess thats also like The Office, people show up on that show for an episode and are never heard of again. Its fine if its a throw away character, but Parks & Rec have had Louise CK, Justin Theroux and Paul Schneider just sort of disappear. I know Paul left but it was sort of nothing.

      • Droid says :

        30 Rock has about the same core group, but a much larger group of supporting characters. But where I think Parks and Rec is better is that the group interacts more, and each episode Leslie’s story will be with a different person. But with 30 Rock it’s always Jack and Liz as the main story and a throwaway whacky story with Jenna and Tracy. Like the other week when Jenna and Tracy spent the whole episode fighting over a hoodie. Sure some of it was funny, but it didn’t really add up to much.

      • Jarv says :

        I stopped watching 30 rock out of apathy. Cannot be bothered to look for it.

      • Droid says :

        It’s a funny 22 minutes of tv, but it’s not classic or anything.

      • Droid says :

        I watch it because it’s an actual funny comedy show in a world where there are hardly any actual funny comedy shows.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah 30 Rock pretty much for the last 2 years has been all throw away. I watch it, laugh then forget it a minute later. I mean Parks & Rec is just The Office all over again, but with Ron Swanson.

      • koutchboom says :

        I think after Parks and Rec though NBC hit a wall. Community/Outsourced/Perfect Couples just don’t fully work. I think its because their situations aren’t relatable enough. Like whose ever had a study group THAT TIGHT. Who hangs out with just 2 other couples? Whose been to India? While Community has its moments its rare, Perfect Couples has been on tv like 4 times, and Outsourced is pretty awful as a whole, but I watch it for some reason. The second hand man is pretty funny it has its moments it keeps ALMOST getting there but not fully, they go for the cheap gags more often than not.

      • Droid says :

        I’m now up to date with Community and it (rarely) has it’s moments. The Halloween zombie one was good. But the stop motion christmas one blew. And the recent Dungeons and Dragons ep was okay.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah that stop motion was a let down. That D&D episode blew, mainly because I hate D&D so it did nothing for me. Just a lot of annoying banter. Also Chevy Chase is getting really fucking annoying on the show.

      • Droid says :

        I know absolutely nothing about D&D. But the ep was okay. But yeah, Chase is annoying.

  7. koutchboom says :

    Has anyone even heard of this movie?

  8. Echo the Bunnyman says :

    Koutch I saw this a few years ago and forgot I saw it. The pic of the medieval midget refreshed my memory. It was like came leaping out of a Gilliam fil. This thing is crap because it just doesnt ever know what its going to be, even in the world of ‘journey through the city ina night’ movies, its unfocused and dim. Like Go but with a mental handicap.

    I think I preferred that Maggie Grace Alice in Wonderland thing from last year. Wierdsville isnt exactly atrocious, because that at least would be something worth remembering.

    There’s nothing here worth holding on to. This is just utter ‘meh’ from beginning to end. Like that ‘crappy achy half-conscious but just enough to know you have to get up’ feeling right before you wake up on a work day.

    This might be the most painful series on WOTM. Not your wwriting Koutch, which is fine and the review is good. I just mean the movies you are subjecting yourself to. Such a long string of mediocrity. Granted, I know you are just writing them as you see them, but dear lord this can’t be fun.

    Check out Timer and let me knowwhat you think. Time for something good.

    • koutchboom says :

      Yeah that is true, its much worse because of how MEH it all ways. Like I say it and I don’t think people really get that these guys literally just WONDER about and this shit happens. Thats it. Yeah and Go is a good shoutout as well, its obvious they were aiming for something like that.

      • koutchboom says :

        That Alice movie looked semi interesting. But then I saw the trailer and it was much more low budget looking then I thought. If SyFy ever shows it though I’ll catch it.

  9. Echo the Bunnyman says :

    And 30 Rock’s best moment from last night:

    ‘I do that to pacify all the walking mozarella sticks back there who just want to think they can freely fly the skies like the great guardian owls of legend.’

  10. ThereWolf says :

    I’ve only seen Speedman in ‘Underworld’. I thought the movie was okay but I wasn’t impressed with him.

    This sounds fairly bad – and a waste of midgets too.

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