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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Lazy comedy about lazy people is vulgar, dumb, and unfunny.

Movie R 2013 77 minutes
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Directed by Dan Rosen, FREELOADERS is an example of lazy filmmaking. Attempts to stretch into outrageous comedy feel forced and desperate, while -- conversely -- attempts to add romance and character development feel equally forced and desperate. It feels as if the movie didn't have the courage to choose one direction or the other. It could have either been entirely outrageous or much sweeter, but instead it tries to please a wide range of viewers and ends up pleasing none.

Most of Freeloaders' situations rely on stupidity or discomfort, such as Duritz's new in-laws accidentally walking into a porn shoot; none of it would feel out of place in a terrible TV sitcom. Whatever's left is given over to celebrity appearances, such as Dave Foley (who joins the freeloaders), Denise Richards, Garrett Morris, or Duritz himself. Of course, it's entirely possible to make a smart comedy out of stupid characters, but Freeloaders is not that comedy.

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