• A Review Page For Those Movies You Watch At Home!

    Couch Potato Movie Reviews is, obviously, a blog that exclusively reviews movies. What makes this blog different is the fact that all of the films we are reviewing are all movies that are available on home movie rental companies such as Redbox, Netflix, Blockbuster, and your quickly disappearing neighborhood rental store. This blog is designed to take a more detailed look at those movies that either were sent straight to DVD, received a very limited release in the theaters, or were distributed through the art house or film festival circuit. We will also review those big Hollywood films, but only after they are available for home viewing.

    All the reviews are written by fans of the great art of film making rather than some newspaper reviewer or stuffy film student. We don’t know everything about film but we do know what we like, and we are more than happy to share our opinions with you. What you do with those opinions are totally up to you, although comments are welcome and encouraged.

    Each film review has a one to five star rating at the end of the critique. Here is what those star ratings mean for you couch potatoes:

    * * * * * : Five stars: go and buy this one, don’t just rent it!

    * * * * : Four stars: put this at the top of your rental list.

    * * * : Three stars: average, not bad just not great either.

    * * : Two stars: only rent if you have to see everything.

    * : One star: don’t waste your time with this.

Inbred Rednecks

TITLE: Inbred Rednecks

YEAR: 2001

GENRE: comedy

There are times that you can judge a book by its cover. In this case, it is from the DVD cover of the film Inbred Rednecks, an independent comedy out of South Carolina. The cover of an obviously idiotic male whose parents met at the annual family reunion flipping the bird says it all about this film: silly, immature, and bowing down to the lowest common denominator. That is a fair assessment of this film, so the cover is really more of a warning than a laugh.

The premise of the film starts with a not-so-bright hillbilly who brags to his friends that he has created a six foot tall human/rooster fusion “through the miracle of modern science” although the truth is that he had unnatural relations with a hen. And what, pray tell, should one do with the fruit of his loins? Take it around the south and become the head chicken in the hen house of the cockfighting world, of course! A rival rooster wrangler does not think too kindly of this unnatural intruder on his world, and as a result he and his bumbling group of subordinates decide to steal the rooster and make a few bucks off of it as well. The result of this fowl kidnapping brings about a trek across North Carolina and Tennessee to save their gladiator rooster. On the way we meet several fairly colorful characters, including a fast food worker who is too cute for her own good, Sweetmeat the Midget ( who is obviously a tall guy walking around on his knees) who becomes the butt of many jokes (“Ya know what would be scary? A big midget! A big midget would kick your *%#!”), and a frog-obsessed Vietnam veteran whose mission in life is to rid his farm of the “little green turds”.

This film could have been funny as it had some decent one-liners and some amusing situations (the date scene where one hillbilly messes up some French he learned in the bathroom to his date is especially amusing), but at just under two and a half hours long there is too much time to swallow. I think the editor of the film kept every frame and pieced it into the movie whether it was relevant or not, and as a result Inbred Rednecks drags on too much. This could have been a good independent low budget film at 75 or 80 minutes or chopped up into three or four short films, but as one giant lump it is way too much. The stupid writing in the script didn’t help, but a much shorter version would have made Inbred Rednecks more palatable.

The scary aspect of this film was that there was enough interest for a sequel to be made (the rednecks gets abducted by aliens), and this film was awarded by some group as the best film to smoke dope while watching in 2001. For some people that will be enough to get them to place this film at the top of their Netflix list, but Inbred Rednecks really has little to no redeemable qualities other than a way to kill brain cells. There is no need for pot in this case, as any viewing of this film will surely cause your cerebrum to commit cellular suicide. Inbred Rednecks is only for the most die-hard B-movie fans.

* ½

–Mark

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