John Plummer has saved $30,000 so that he can finally marry his fiancée. Unfortunately, hes also unwittingly pledged to pay for his nieces Harvard fees. In order to get the money, John and his best friend turn to a life of crime.
Last years irredeemable Tom Green comedy Freddy Got Fingered may have been a cinematic war crime, but at least it was ambitious, forthright and for those who saw the infant-twirling escapades memorable. Stealing Harvard doesnt even possess infamy, just overwhelming blandness in its sub-sitcom antics.
Director McCulloch, previously of Canadian comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall, singularly fails to recall any of the inspired zaniness of his alma mater, foolishly allowing Greens repulsive, one-note antics to dominate. Peter Tolans equally uninspired script is particularly depressing, considering his excellent work on TVs The Larry Sanders Show.
The usually charming Lee proves how debilitated he is by bad material, yet he soldiers on in a thankless role, retreating into Matthew Brodericks patented put-upon routine. As for Green, that he inexplicably continues to get work is a horribly clear indication of a Faustian pact in Hollywood.
No. At least Freddy Got Fingered sticks in the mind; this is just lazy. Jason Lee exercise more quality control. Tom Green just go away.