• Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

Release Date: September 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2012

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Innocent Midwesterner Bucky Larson (Nick Swardson) works in a dead-end job as a grocery bagger and has never even kissed a girl. Obviously, his life is going nowhere. While watching a stag film with his buddies, he discovers that his conservative parents (Edward Herrmann, Miriam Flynn) were once porn stars. Convinced that he has found his true destiny, Bucky heads out to Hollywood to make it big in the adult-film business -- even though his "qualifications" for the job come up short.

Cast: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff, Edward Herrmann, Kevin Nealon, Miriam Flynn, Ido Mosseri

Director: Tom Brady

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Happy Madison Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Madcap, Growing up, Mother, Rise, 2010s, Father, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Unfortunately, the R rating will prohibit the target audience -- namely teenage boys who find penis jokes endlessly hilarious - from seeing this relentlessly unfunny and vulgar effort until it shows up on video and cable. show more

  • 30
    Movieline

    That Bucky Larson's humor is stuck at a toilet-centric grade school level is less damning than how little of that or any humor it contains - the film, directed by Tom Brady (The Hot Chick), sets up scene after scene that wanders around in the general vicinity of a joke idea without ever approaching anything like a punchline. show more

  • 25
    Tom RussoBoston Globe

    Never thought we'd say this about a movie, but Bucky Larson probably doesn't wring as much out of recurring bodily-fluid gags as it could. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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