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Untitled Mike Judge comedy

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Dax Shepard, Luke Wilson, ...
Untitled Mike Judge project: Van Redin

Idiocracy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
84 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/01/06
performer:
Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard
director:
Mike Judge
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Etan Cohen, Mike Judge
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Comedy

We gave it a D

Luke Wilson stars in this as-yet-unnamed sci-fi comedy as an ”average dumbass” (in writer-director Mike Judge’s words) who takes part in an Army hibernation experiment and wakes up 500 years in the future to find that he’s the smartest person in a world that’s been dumbed down beyond our imagination. ”Most science fiction shows the future being more advanced — in 2001, they weren’t predicting Jerry Springer and giant Wal-Marts,” says Judge, whose last film was 1999’s deadpan classic Office Space. ”I thought it would be funny if you just took the trend that’s happened from the ’50s to now and extrapolated another few centuries.” Pause. ”Is ‘extrapolate’ the right word? There’s that dumbing down.”