Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes
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Steve (Jeff Richards) and Andy (Craig Sawyer) are best friends, living in a shitty apartment, lounging around in their underwear, drinking beer. What could be better? Unfortunately for these two winners, Andy gambles away their rent money on a curling match (it’s funny because nothing is more ridiculous than curling). These two buddies need to find a way to pay off their large, black, knuckle-cracking bookie before he breaks their necks like he breaks that plastic remote, so they decide to rob Andy’s aunt and uncle’s antique shop.
The situation is a little obvious and predictable, and the plugged-in, silly details don’t help. The first half of the movie consists of the friends playing “remember when” in order to establish the relationship and clarify that they are definitely not gay, a mix-up the bookie exploits in a not-so-funny gay-bashing session. The funniest part of the film is Chi Chi Navarro (see, it’s funny already) and John Del Regno’s performances as Aunt Alice and Uncle Robert. But the two elderly folks are only in the film for a few seconds and then we’re back to the clichéd boys will be boys plotline.
Bad Mofos is not a bad short film by any means. Director Kevin Brinn has created something that looks good and sounds good, but the film is not original by any means. These kinds of get-rich-quick-gone-wrong plots seem to saturate short films and no matter what the details – curling vs. boxing, big black bookie vs. big Hispanic bookie, Aunt’s store vs. any other small business – these films are all going to look the same.
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Posted on May 23, 2012 in Reviews by Whitney Borup
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