Fubar: Balls to the Wall

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"Give'r Again"
  • R
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.5  (1,743)

Fubar: Balls to the Wall is a 2010 Canadian mockumentary film directed by Michael Dowse, and it serves as a worthy successor to the original 2002 film, Fubar, which was a cult classic. The sequel is equally outrageous and bawdy as the first, and it features David Lawrence and Paul Spence reprising their roles as Terry and Dean, respectively.

The sequel begins with a brief summary of the events that took place in the first film. Terry and Dean are two headbangers who are obsessed with heavy metal, partying, and everything that comes with it. They are best friends and roommates who live off welfare, and nothing seems to faze them.

The story continues with Terry injuring his testicles in a freak accident. As a result, he has to undergo an expensive medical procedure to fix them, which he cannot afford. Dean, too, is going through a tough time as his father is suffering from a terminal illness. With a hefty medical bill to pay, Terry and Dean take up odd jobs to save enough money for the surgery.

However, their attempts to be responsible and mature invariably fail as the two get caught up in their own rampant shenanigans. Terry falls in love with Trish, a woman he meets at a Christian rock concert, but things take a turn for the worse when Trish's ex-boyfriend creates trouble. Meanwhile, Dean becomes increasingly unhinged as he tries to come to terms with his father's impending death.

Fubar: Balls to the Wall is a movie that relies heavily on the crass humor and the stupidity that are characteristic of its protagonists. The movie is a crude and raunchy comedy that revels in its own excesses. The entire film is shot as if it were an actual documentary, complete with intertitles, talking heads, and shaky camerawork. The humor is of the slapstick variety, with the jokes often hinging on the bodily functions and other gross-out gags.

The movie, like its predecessor, is a biting satire on the genre of heavy metal and the subculture that surrounds it. The film's makers are careful to not ridicule the genre outright, but instead, they poke fun at its pretentiousness and extravagance. The movie demonstrates how Terry and Dean are two men who have nothing but their music and their lifestyle, and that for them, it is a way of life.

The standout performances in the movie are by David Lawrence and Paul Spence, who deliver their lines with impeccable comic timing. The two actors are undoubtedly the heart and soul of the film, and they bring a manic energy to the proceedings. They make sure that the audience never forgets that they are watching two characters who are extremely flawed but charming in their own special ways.

Jamil Jabril, who plays Trish's ex-boyfriend, also does a fantastic job of playing the villain. He is able to straddle the line between being menacing and hilarious, and his character provides the perfect foil to Terry's romantic ambitions.

Despite its crude humor, the movie does have moments of heartwarming emotion. The scenes between Dean and his father, played by another cult Canadian figure, Terence Bowman, are poignant and touching. The movie nails the dynamic between the two characters, showing how Dean's struggle with his father's illness is getting the best of him.

In conclusion, Fubar: Balls to the Wall is an unapologetically crude and offensive movie that is undoubtedly not for everyone. It is a movie that you either love or hate, but if you are a fan of the original, you are guaranteed to enjoy this sequel. The movie is a tribute to the underdog, the disenfranchised who barely scrape by, but who still find time to enjoy the simpler things in life - like getting wasted and headbanging to some metal.

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    6.5  (1,743)