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"BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR"
(2011) (Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Minor
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild


NOTE:
The following is an unedited version of our final review that may contain spelling, grammatical, and/or factual errors. Sony/Columbia did not screen this film in advance for reviewers.
QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: After learning his parents were porn stars, a young man moves to Hollywood to follow in their footsteps.
PLOT:
Bucky Larson (NICK SWARDSON) is a young man who works as a grocery store bagger and has lead a sheltered life in Goodrich, Iowa, living with his parents, Jeremiah (EDWARD HERRMANN) and Debbie (MIRIAN FLYNN). It isn't until his friends teach him how to pleasure himself that he learns, while watching an old porn flick with them, that his parents were once porn stars decades ago. Accordingly, and feeling it's his destiny, he moves to Hollywood without any connections, real plan, or even a place to stay.

Friendly diner waitress Kathy McGee (CHRISTINA RICCI) befriends him, however, and arranges for him to share a room with her apartment neighbor, Gary (KEVIN NEALON), a manic-aggressive man who isn't remotely nice to Bucky. The same holds true for porn star Dick Shadow (STEPHEN DORFF), introduced to him by commercial director Claudio (MARIO JOYNER), who makes fun of Bucky's small endowment. Having heard of his public humiliation at the hands of Shadow, porn director Miles Deep (DON JOHNSON) thinks he might be able to make a buck or two off the fact that Bucky is the offspring of former porn stars.

Hoping to land porn distributor J. Day (IDO MOSSERI), Miles and his nephew cameraman Jimmy (TYLER SPINDEL) film Bucky in his first porn shoot. But he's so excited by the sight of his costar that he has his first orgasm, a development so impressive once the footage ends up on the Internet that he becomes an overnight sensation and adult film star. As he continues living his dream, he finds himself falling for Kathy, but must contend with Shadow's jealousy toward his new rival.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into raunchy comedies and/or might be fans of someone in the cast, they could be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For pervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity.


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