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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Lots of sexual content and language, not enough humor.

Movie R 2011 96 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Love comedies

Bucky is the last great raunchy film made before cancel culture, swardson is hilarious has a story and a happy ending lol, other films to watch before everything stopped being funny American pie,revenge of the nerds, basketballs, porky s
age 16+

Bucky Larson

some humar but alot of sexual content with drinking.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (10 ):

The sheer dumb boldness of BUCKY LARSON's humor will probably coax at least a couple of laughs from most viewers, but overall the movie is embarrassingly bad. It looks like a low-budget quickie, with very little effort spent on cinematography or editing. The characters are little more than cartoon characters, with no real personalities or any kind of genuine emotional connection. It's a mystery as to how these people ever evolved.

The crude jokes probably amused the cast and crew behind the scenes, but they don't translate to the finished product; most of them simply fall flat. Moreover, the movie fails to find any reason for or connection with its porn industry setting; it's too dirty to have anything to say but too tame to be truly titillating. If nothing else, Ricci and Johnson manage some moments of warmth and sweetness, even if they're not terribly funny.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 9, 2011
  • On DVD or streaming: January 16, 2012
  • Cast: Christina Ricci , Don Johnson , Nick Swardson
  • Director: Tom Brady
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Columbia Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity
  • Last updated: November 2, 2022

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