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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

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GOING NOWHERE Nick Swardson and Don Johnson in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
John Ales

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Wide Release Date:
09/09/11
performer:
Don Johnson, Christina Ricci, Nick Swardson
director:
Tom Brady
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

The worst-reviewed movie of the year is finally on DVD! And yes, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011, R, 1 hr., 37 mins.) is pretty much as awful as its 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating suggests. In case you missed this dud in theaters, Reno 911!‘s Nick Swardson plays a bucktoothed dimwit who heads to Hollywood to become a porn star. He’s staggeringly unfunny. But when Don Johnson shows up as Miles Deep, a washed-up XXX director who takes the simpleton under his wing, something magical happens. For a brief moment you don’t want to jab a railroad spike in your eyes. Now, that’s a guy who was born to be a star. C-

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