A financially strapped, not-so-young man moves back home and discovers that it's a slacker's paradise. When his father finally tells him that he must get a real job their feud escalates to the point where the entire world is threatened with nuclear annihilation.
Tom Green, the host of a prank-driven MTV series, is a connoisseur of shock, and his first feature film delivers plenty of almost unwatchable gross-outs. But if this wide-eyed, stammering doofus is an aggressive provocateur, he is also, like it or not (and many will not), an artist. "Freddy Got Fingered" is less a movie than a series of indescribably loopy, elaborately conceived Conceptual-art-style happenings that are at once rigorous and chaotic, idiotic and brilliant. -- A. O. Scott
2001-04-20 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of Freddy Got Fingered