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Release Date: December 14th, 2007

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
A dubious flash of inspiration convinces a ne'er-do-well (Jeff Bridges) that the way to fame and fortune is to break into the multi billion-dollar porn industry. He assembles his fellow townies (Ted Danson, William Fichtner, Patrick Fugit, Tim Blake Nelson) to help him write, produce and shoot an adult film.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, William Fichtner, Patrick Fugit, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Lauren Graham

Director: Michael Traeger

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Qwerty Films

Distributors: First Look

Keywords: Small town, Quest, Son, Hilarious, Underdog, Bar, Friend, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • All this star power goes for naught in Traeger's film, which tries to blend bucolic sweetness with juvenile let's-make-a-porno jokes. show more

  • You'll notice that the actors are way overqualified for this nonsense. But the kick they get out of one another is what pulls you in. Traeger's script does more than strain credulity, it administers multiple fractures. show more

  • The film clicks briefly when capturing the silliness of XXX concerns, especially in script-development scenes. But whatever hilarity might have prevailed on the set doesn't translate to the screen. Intrusive music and last-act contrivances do nothing to lift the flat tone or allow the film to earn its intended emotional payoff. show more

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