MOVIE REVIEW: The Aristocrats 2005
The entire idea of this film is to reveal a secret joke that comedians have previously shared only with each other. Labeled as the filthiest joke in the world, it is interpreted by some of the most renowned comedians in entertainment history. In one film we have Drew Carey, Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Phyllis Diller, George Carlin, Don Rickles, Eric Idle (Monty Python fame), Penn and Teller, Bob Saget, The Smothers Brothers and a host of others. Each comedian puts their own filthy spin on the joke. There is even a mime that acts out the joke! No more spoilers from me y'all.
This is a film that people either loved or hated. I will say I really liked it. All deliveries of the jokes were not funny though. The most suprising part about the film is watching comedians whom I've always considered "family-friendly" do their interpretation of this filthy ass joke, especially Bob Saget from Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos television shows. Bob's interpretation was hilarious and downright dirty! It felt similar to catching your dad telling a dirty joke to his fishing buddies... totally unexpected. Comedian Sarah Silverman was one of the few women in the film who interpreted the joke and boy was she nasty! The film shows footage of Gilbert Gottfried using the joke as an ice-breaker at the Friar's Roast for Hugh Hefner after another comedian put the audience in a sour mood due to an off-color remark regarding 9/11 just weeks after the incident. Gilbert's rendition saved the day and had the audience in stitches. Billy the Mime interprets the jokes without words and his rendition is a riot. There is even a rendition from the characters of the cartoon South Park, and of course, it is downright hilarious. The movie is a bit too long, I found myself looking at my watch but overall it is a good documentary. If you're into corny, dirty Frat boy jokes, then this is for you. Strong language and not for the kiddies, unless you want them to learn a new vocabulary.
VERDICT: 3 Soul Claps
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