Freddy Got Fingered

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Freddy Got Fingered
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"I'm the Backwards Man, I'm the Backwards Man..."
Genre: Black Comedy
Directed By: Tom Green
Produced By: Larry Brezner
Howard Lapides
Lauren Lloyd
Written By: Tom Green
Derek Harvie
Starring: Tom Green
Rip Torn
Marisa Coughlan
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Julie Hagerty
Drew Barrymore
Shaquile O'Neal
Cinematography: Mark Irwin
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: April 20, 2001
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $14 million
Box Office: $14.3 million


Freddy Got Fingered is a 2001 American black comedy film directed, co-written by, and starring Tom Green.

Plot

Gordon, a twenty-eight year old aspiring animator, leaves his home in Oregon to sell his ideas to Hollywood. After being (correctly) told that they are possibly the stupidest ideas ever and that he needs to spend time rethinking them, he moves back home. But his father, never a kind man, escalates his mean treatment of his rather unconventional son. Meanwhile, Gord has fallen for Betty, an attractive doctor at the hospital where his friend is staying; she happens to use a wheelchair and delights in having her paralyzed legs beaten with a bamboo cane; her sexual aggression intimidates him. Gord's family goes to a psychiatrist, and he lies to her that his father molests Gord's brother, Freddy; Gord neglects to mention that Freddy is 25. Soon, Gord has the house to himself, and comes up with an award-winning animated series, "Zebras in America", based on his own family.

All this is really a framework on which Tom Green hangs his usual crazy stunts, which he commonly did in The Tom Green Show.

Why It Sucks

  1. The film contains extremely vulgar and extreme amounts of gross-out humor, making the film inappropriate for all ages (i.e. extreme amounts of gore, animal abuse and incredibly horrifying deaths). Seriously, even movies and TV shows that include such content know how to handle it in a tasteful and respectful manner!
  2. The acting is bad and hammy, but Tom Green's acting is just flat-out abysmal.
  3. Poorly written story and dialogue.
  4. GordLCW is very childish and extremely unlikable.
  5. The "Backwards Man" scene made no sense of any kind.
  6. Flat characterization, especially with Gord.
  7. The poster for this movie looks ridiculous.
  8. Gord tends to say things twice which is excruciating and annoying (eg. "You hear the funny sounds? You hear the funny sounds? It's my hooves. It's my hooves.")
  9. The scene where Gord plays with a horse's penis and says "Look at me Daddy, I'm a farmer!" is cringeworthy, horrendous, and bestiality. The same thing can be said when he plays with an elephant's penis... and he makes it ejaculate all over him and his father Jim.
  10. The cartoons that Gord drew are very poorly animated.
  11. The scene where Gord helps deliver a baby is absolutely disgusting and horrifying.
  12. The running gag that sees a boy repeatedly getting injured and eventually killed in increasingly gory fashion is possibly one of the cruelest gags to ever be put into a film.
  13. The title not only sounds very inappropriate, but is also misleading, given Freddy is only in the film for about 5 minutes and doesn't get sexually assaulted. The film focuses on Gord pursuing his dream to be a cartoonist.
  14. Jim is also an unlikable character. He is unrealistically violent and trigger-happy, especially for a cliche "not proud father".
  15. Unfunny ending where the kid gets chopped to bits by an airplane propellor (but soon says he's okay).
  16. There is another disturbing scene where the children are all inside the institute with the children wandering around with cartoony music playing and watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In fact, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired for tweeting scenes like this.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. "Daddy, would you like some sausage? Daddy, would you like some sau-sa-ges?"
  2. Tom Green actually admitted that he was glad to receive all the Razzies.
  3. The "Zebras in America" scene and the Gibberish Guy's yelling are the only good jokes in the film.
  4. At the end of the movie, there is an absolutely hysterical sight gag where a sign reads "WHEN THE F**K IS THIS MOVIE GOING TO END?!"
  5. There is a "PG cut" on the VHS and DVD, and despite only lasting for three minutes, it's much funnier and eliminates almost everything inappropriate about the movie.

Reception

The film is considered by many to be one of the worst films ever made. It currently holds a 10% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a critic consensus stating, "Unfavorably comparing it with such infamously bad titles as Battlefield Earth, a significant number of critics are calling Tom Green's extreme gross-out comedy the worst movie they have ever seen." On Metacritic, based on 25 reviews, it holds a 13/100, meaning "overwhelming dislike". Roger Ebert named it his worst film of 2001, awarded the film a zero star rating and stated in his review "This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels." His co-critic, Richard Roeper stated that Tom Green was a poor comedian and later added that he "should be flipping burgers somewhere." The Toronto Star gave this movie a one-time negative one star out of five.

The film also effectively killed the gross-out comedy genre that had hitherto been quite popular at the tail-end of the 90s. However, the film has gained a cult following, with some commentators interpreting satirical and metahumorous themes within the film's gross-out gags.

Box Office

Freddy Got Fingered opened at #5 on its opening weekend with a domestic gross of $7,098,459. The total domestic gross would later be $14,254,993. In overseas markets, it made $78,259. Overall, the film made $14,333,252 against its $14 million budget and was labeled a box office bomb. Despite failing at the box office, the film did better on VHS and DVD.

Awards and nominations

The film won five Golden Raspberry Awards out of eight nominations including Worst Picture and it also won a Worst Picture Award at the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Trivia

  • On March 22, 2016, James Meyers, from Concord, North Carolina, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to return a VHS copy of Freddy Got Fingered that had been borrowed in 2002 from a now-defunct video rental store. Tom Green offered to pay the related fines, if they were not "an outrageous sum".
  • In a November 2017 interview, Tom Green stated that one of the reasons why his film failed was because more people were seeing Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and then sneaking in to see his film.
  • This was Tom Green's first and only film as a writer and a director.
  • It is PhantomStrider's least favourite film.

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Comments


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Mickey Mouse

17 months ago
Score 6
Did Gord really live in Oregon? That's a disgrace to my favorite state of the USA! (the reason why it's my favorite state it's because they have my favorite NCAA team (the Oregon Ducks))
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Hookuai

17 months ago
Score 1
Daddy wouls you liske sum sosiges
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SkyBlueYoshi

14 months ago
Score 0
Ugh another major dumpster fire
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CarlFilip19

13 months ago
Score 2
"I'm a cowboy!". I found this film to be amusing at times and unpleasant at times.
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Bigal126

12 months ago
Score 0
my brother loves this movie
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HellLord

9 months ago
Score 5
I watched the pg cut, it seems pretty good
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JinHazama

8 months ago
Score 2
Is this movie a joke?.
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BlueSapphire200

6 months ago
Score 4
This movie should been rated NC-17.
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MatthewThePrep

4 months ago
Score 1
I totally agree!
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TallAutism2006

3 months ago
Score 1
It's R18+ in Australia
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Crs3011

6 months ago
Score 1
This is my most hated movie of all time as of 2020.
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Dragos133

5 months ago
Score 0
This movie is even worse than Son Of The Mask and Movie 43.
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The Autistic Raccoon

5 months ago
Score 2

This movie is owned by 20th Century Fox, which means this is now a Disney movie.

Yeah...
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HellLord

5 months ago
Score 3

Ice Age now owned by Disney

The Peanuts now owned by Disney

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The Autistic Raccoon

5 months ago
Score 2

"Daddy Would You Like Some Sausage" is one of the best songs from any Disney owned movie/TV show.

Change my mind.
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Official-PSASD

3 months ago
Score 2

I heard that Disney is going to possibly add new section where you can watch rated MA and R films in Disney+ but you must be 18 or over to watch it.

I swear to the lord, if Freddy Got Fingered was in Disney+... I will laugh out of control that my soul will fly off to the heavens.
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Stephenfisher2001

3 months ago
Score 0
Disney is getting an R-rated film? Really? D:
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Stephenfisher2001

3 months ago
Score 0
And on top of that, R-rated means you must be 17 years old to see this.
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Crs3011

4 months ago
Score 0
I forgot to put an NSFW rating in this article, but thank you.
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JDM4678

4 months ago
Score 0

Freddy got yeeted

This tim- Cough cough, You can always change the channel
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Hugh201

3 months ago
Score 0
I am convinced this film was intentionally bad
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Memekidchase

3 months ago
Score 1
I'm not gonna lie - this is just my opinion - but I actually like this film. I like it because to me, it's kind of amazingly bad. Also, that fourth wall break at the end is so hilarious, it's almost like they knew that the movie was going to bomb at the box office and get negative reviews.
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Dame da ne

2 months ago
Score 1
the sausage scene is just legendary
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Rheathesecond

2 months ago
Score 0
An adult with the mind of a dumb 5-year old.
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MatthewThePrep

2 months ago
Score 2
We all know Cuties is much worse than this...
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 days ago
Score 0
Yeah
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

7 days ago
Score 0
Daddy would you like some sausages is honestly creepy
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

7 days ago
Score 0
Just this movie in general is super unsettling and not in a good way

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