© November 2006 - FUCK Review By Bryen Dunn, Toronto Info@bryendunn.com
Directed by Steve AndersonStarring: Everyone except/including your mother93 minutes. Opens December 1, 2006 (Limited Release)**1/2 stars out of fiveWTF?
As 2006 comes to a close, we once again push the liberal boundaries of American culture with the release of Fuck – “A film that dare not speak its name”.
Cameos are full on with Sam Donaldson, Alanis Morrisette, and the late Hunter S. Thompson praising the FUCK word, while Pat Boone does his dirty talk without the necessity of vulgar influences. He prefers to “Boone all night long.”FUCK explores how this oft-used word, still widely seen as obscene, somehow permeates every aspect of our culture - from Hollywood, to the schoolyard, to the Senate floor in Washington D.C., where it is at the very center of the ongoing debate on Free Speech.
It’s part historical, part pop-culture, part animation. It somehow permeates every aspect of our culture - from Hollywood, to the schoolyard, to the Senate floors, where it is at the very centre of the ongoing debate on Free Speech. Sex trade workers and talk-jocks also have their say, as porn king Ron Jeremy and loudmouth Howard Stern make a living FUCKing with societal values.
FUCK first appeared in print around 1475 and has been associated with many inaccuracies - FUCK – Fornicate Under the Command/Consent of the King – is just one of the many acronyms not validated with any truth. From 60’s social change movements to today’s hip hop culture, the film explores all avenues of use.George Carlin’s “Filthy Words” and “Seven Dirty Words” skits are pitted up against the Federal Communications Commission and the Parents Television Council to wage who will be the victor of the FUCK war.
The word FUCK is used 800+ times throughout, averaging 8.88 FUCK’s a minute.After all said and done, do you really give a FUCK?Opens in Toronto on Friday December 1st - Exclusively at the Bloor Cinema - 506 Bloor Street West.
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