Impressions on Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star


I know, most of us, including me were always taught not to judge a book by it’s cover, meaning don’t let appearances be the only factor to judge something on. And for the most part, I have followed this teaching. But this one movie, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, was one exception I just had to make.

Plot from Wikipedia:

The story centers on a small-town nerd who stumbles upon a family secret: His quiet and demure parents were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave Northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world.

Well, it doesn’t sound great from the synopsis, but these two sentences, cannot explain just how awful it seems.


There is the trailer. Now you can kind of tell how bad it is.

One thing that really made me disregard seeing this is the over use of the already overused small penis joke. Oh gosh. Nobody really cares how large it is, the joke is over. Another thing is the typical confused, “stupid”, all over the place main character. And usually when movies use this archetype they usually fall into two groups: the lovable idiot, and the annoying idiot. I have a feeling Bucky is falling into the latter.

Well, for now I have deemed this movie as awful, but I will give it a fair chance and see it if I’m available. Oh gosh, I’m too kind. Once I do see it, I’ll give you what I really thought about. Because this post right here, is just my shallow pre-judging. The real deal comes out in theaters September 9th.

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