Rating: Not Rated
Length: 93 minutes
Director: Steve Anderson (The Big Empty)
Starring: Janeane Garofalo, Drew Carey, Kevin Smith, Ice-T, Ron Jeremy, Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Maher, Billy Connolly, Chuck D., Sam Donaldson, Pat Boone, Alanis Morissette
“Fuck” is a documentary on it’s title. It’s not pornography, though those that despise the word might as well think so. Isn’t it interesting that an entire hour and a half movie could be made on one sole word and still be more entertaining that most of the mainstream motion pictures Hollywood throws out at us? It’s a movie that uses the world’s “most offensive” word as a culture comment on cursing in general. As many of the celebrity commentators continually remind us, after all, it is just a word. Though it’s a word’s meaning that can cut into somebody just as much as a physical hit, right? True, though after watching this documentary, when you think about all the fuss the word has caused it seems rather silly that a film, for instance, can not reach a number of viewers due to the usage of the word (and others in it’s category) or that the FCC can fine people for using a “word” on the radio or television. It’s an interesting topic and director Steve Anderson certainly has assembled some interesting people to discuss it- “Clerks” director Kevin Smith who we all know loves using the word, the late, great Hunter S. Thompson, the new “Price is Right” host Drew Carey, porn superstar Ron Jeremy, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D., Alanis Morissette, etc. Ol’ country legend Pat Boone even steps in to speak out against the word. All I could think about every time he slagged on it was that idiotic cover of that “metal” album he made a few years back. Who could take this guy seriously after that monstrosity? So all in all, it’s a documentary that could have been very limited and one note in it’s subject matter, but director Anderson shows his true talent by divulging more into it than most would. I guess it goes without saying that if you aren’t a fan of cursing than I certainly can’t recommend this film to you. You’d fucking hate it!
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