Copyright 2000 by Allen Richards
***** (5 out of 5 stars)
WEBMASTER'S NOTE: This is the first film Mr. Richards has ever given 5 stars.
Written, Produced, Directed, Photographed, Scored, and Edited by Joshua P. Warren
Many of the micro-budget films I have the pleasure of reviewing are genre related. They either fall into horror or science fiction. While I love the two genres dearly, it was nice to have the chance to view something a little different, a comedy.
Joshua P. Warren's INBRED REDNECKS is easily one of the most laugh-filled films I have seen in years. The jokes come fast and furious right from the get go and never let up. I can see why the movie was nominated for the Best Writing Category at last years B-Movie Film Festival. This acid-tongued farce is laced with puns, one-liners, chicken sex, and a never-ending stream of "pecker" jokes. It gleefully spits tobacco juice in the face of political correctness and at times it had me in tears.
The plot revolves around Billy Bob, Joe Bob, Clovis, and Bubba. Four rednecks who spend all their time drinking beer, working for minimum wage, talking about the local girls, and betting what little cash they have at the chicken fights. Our boys have a plan to strike it rich using their genetically engineered 6 foot rooster named Bigass Rooster. How do lonely, rednecks genetically engineer a giant rooster you ask? How do you think?
The local rooster fighting champ is named Monty. His roosters are the meanest in town, so mean their demon eyes glow--just like Satan. But alas, the poor critters are no match for Bigass. Rather than fight, Monty's chickens opt for sepuku. Not one for defeat, Monty resorts to rooster-napping. This doesn't sit all to well with our heros. After all, Bigass is their meal ticket. And of course rescue ensues.
The bottom line is this movie is funny. I am not too familiar with Joshua P. Warren and his work, but I can easily see him making the jump to Hollywood features soon. From a stylistic standpoint he seems to belong to the Kevin Smith School of point and shoot film-making. There is very little technical style shown, but with this film I don't feel he needs it. It's witty enough to stand on it's own merits. I can't remember the last time I saw a comedy that clocked in at 2 hours and didn't drag.