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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely vulgar, racy, awkward comedy from Denmark.

Movie R 2012 88 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

The Enlightened West...

More evidence of the overwhelming decline in the West of culture, values, morality and cinema. Empty, cliched and utterly devoid of meaning. Seek inspiration elsewhere.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Each and every situation here seems designed to make viewers squirm -- and, as a side effect, laugh out of shock and discomfort. The movie's documentary-like approach, with hand-held cameras and fly-on-the-wall zooms, has become all too familiar and doesn't help much with the movie's shock factor. And though Klown might have benefited from building a little sweetness, it sabotages itself by leaving off on a sour note.

"You're the biggest moron I know," says Casper to Frank, and he may be right. This kind of "comedy of discomfort" may appeal to some viewers, but it takes a while for many people to develop goodwill for intentionally idiotic characters, and KLOWN simply isn't long enough for that. (Europeans may have an advantage over Americans in that regard, having had access to several seasons of the Klown TV series before this movie was produced).

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