Ben Stiller: Comedy Porn???

Just finished watching Ben Stiller’s “Little Fockers,” third in the series. Here’s a hint without giving away the ending(a surprising and unpredictable as you know that will be), but get ready for a fourth in which all the inlaws move in together, for what could only be described as a junk yard for broken down and semi-forgotten actors(Harvey Keitel plays a greasy contractor, and Laura Dern shows up, but I don’t know why). Wish I could predict something more hopeful, like thermonuclear war. As I was watching the film, more a product of an exhausting work week, too much crappy news, and sheer boredom, one thing struck me. I found the movie strangely enjoyable. I found myself joyous and giggling over a litany of penis and fart jokes. Every time someone got whacked in the family jewels I smiled and winced sympathetically all at once. But then it ended and I didn’t want to go out and face my neighbors. I felt a little dirty, as if I’d just watched porn and then bumped into a priest on the street, or as if I paused from that purient and animalistic imagry to answer the door to a couple of Buddist Monks, or worse, a Christmas choir.

And I know I’ll feel just the same way after watching the 14th in the series, “Fockers in Outer Space.” Good going, Ben, you succeeded in knocking Ernest movies aside as the films we’ll plug down our hard earned money for, but dare not mention in decent company. Just do us all a favor next DVD release and package it in a plain brown wrapper.

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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