Freddy Got Fingered

  • Review Date: June 25, 2003
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Sorry, this one's just vile.
  • Review Date: June 25, 2003
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

A handicapped character--while otherwise portrayed as a positive, empowered individual--has peculiar sexual tastes regarding her paralyzed legs. Pakistanis are depicted as gun-toting kidnappers. "Humor" consists of the main character cutting up dead anim

Violence

A truck hits the lead character while he's clothed in a deer carcass. Running joke about a little boy who accidentally suffers one bloody accident after another. A compound leg fracture. An unrealistic (but graphically violent) cartoon, la The Itchy

Sex

Abundant references to oral sex. Sex between horses on a stud farm. Animal masturbation simulated with assorted livestock. Masochistic practices.

Language

Plentiful extreme profanity, with an emphasis on the f-word.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Alcohol drinking/bingeing.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that in this movie, a father hates his son, and vice versa. That same father is falsely accused of molestation (by the same son), splitting up the family. A handicapped character -- while otherwise portrayed as a positive, empowered individual -- has peculiar sexual tastes regarding her paralyzed legs. Pakistanis are depicted as gun-toting kidnappers. Grotesque family dysfunction, incest, abnormal sexuality (human and animal), revenge. Plentiful extreme profanity, with an emphasis on the f-word. The main character acts like an impulsive maniac; scenes show him cutting up dead animals, stalking people, making up cruel lies, playing with open wounds and body parts, and pulling sadistic pranks. Alcohol drinking/bingeing. Abundant references to oral sex. Sex between horses on a stud farm. Animal masturbation simulated with assorted livestock. Masochistic practices.A truck hits the lead character while he's clothed in a deer carcass. Running joke about a little boy who accidentally suffers one bloody accident after another. A compound leg fracture. An unrealistic (but graphically violent) cartoon.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

In FREDDY GOT FINGERED, Gord Brody (Tom Green) wants to get into big-time animation but is forced to move back in with his parents (Rip Torn and Julie Hagerty) when he loses his job at the cheese factory. Sick of being compared to his younger brother, who works at a bank, Gord clashes with his dad and sets out to drive him crazy. Eventually, he creates a very damaging, destructive lie about his dad.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

When asked to explain the appeal of Tom Green, an eleven-year-old boy replied, "He does things that embarrass himself in front of people." Here, the director/scriptwriter/star burns up film indulgently to get in touch with his inner maladjusted child.

There's barely any rhyme or reason to the star's jangled R-rated antics and his selfish and perverted impulses; more important, there's no reason we should care to watch them. Even though the angry and profane Mr. Brody is supposed to be the movie's villain, you identify with him more than any other character onscreen, as he bellows at his creepy boy's chronic misbehavior. Very late in the action, Gord says he's the way he is because of his father's personality. But by the time that insight comes, most viewers will probably have checked out of the movie, emotionally or physically.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes a raunchy comedy good. Why are some films in this genre better than others?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:April 20, 2001
DVD release date:March 25, 2003
Cast:Eddie Kaye Thomas, Rip Torn, Tom Green
Director:Tom Green
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Comedy
Run time:90 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:crude sexual and bizarre humor, and for strong language

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Teen, 14 years old Written byjb223 August 5, 2013
AGE
18
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What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written bySeb Mayers January 14, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

You either love it or hate it, but you will be very unlikely to forget about this film.

Violence: [4/5] Lots of comic violence, but it is all very comical and fake. Sex And Nudity: [5/5] There is very strong innuendo, this includes animal masturbation. Profanity: [4/5] There are F-Words, but there is nothing racist or prejudiced. Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking: [1/5] There is some alcohol drinking in a restaurant. Disturbing Content: [4/5] The comic violence or sexual content may disturb and/or offend some viewers, although it is fake and it is done in a very comical matter. Overall Recommended Rating: R.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 17 year old Written bysalsaqueen August 5, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

BEST FILM EVER!

This film is beautiful, i genuinely adore it! It's absolutely mental but it's wonderful! It's about chasing your dreams no matter what! It's definitely my favourite film, it's humor is bizarre! Especially to those who enjoy a bit of gore:) I don't know why people hate on this film so much, just because Tom Green isn't afraid to be different and act strange doesn't mean he deserves hate! I mean, are you rich and famous? NO! Is he rich and famous? YES!;) So he must be doing something right, right? hahahah i love that guy, he's great<3
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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