Ass Backwards
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Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a "girl in a box" at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO....of her own one-woman egg donor "corporation". Lost in delusion, they believe they are living large until an invitation to their hometown pageant arrives and their past comes back to haunt them. Join these two loveable losers as they take an ass backwards journey home to reclaim their crown,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

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"As with any kind of episodic or sketch comedy, some gags land more effectively than others, although you'll likely find a line or a beat or an image that makes you laugh from start to finish."
‑ Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com
"Raphael and Wilson are impressively committed to these misadventures, but it's a shame the movie is so cruel to the characters."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Chris Nelson's Ass Backwards certainly doesn't aspire to being anything more than passing entertainment. But sadly, this listless, flat, and exceptionally derivative movie doesn't even achieve that modest goal."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"Ass Backwards is a film that is all-at-once hilarious, intelligent, poignant and accessible."
‑ Ariel Schudson, CraveOnline
"The pessimistic, passive-aggressive "Ass Backwards" may have been written by women, but one would never guess it judging by the evidence onscreen."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"The road adventures they have along the way aren't funny, and once they reach the pageant, the comic payoff you're hoping for never materializes."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Wilson and Raphael have been a comedy team for years, and they riff off each other expertly; too often, however, that's all they do."
‑ , Time Out New York
"It's a little slapdash, a little flimsy, and doesn't seem to quite know what it wants to be at times, but it's good to see Raphael and Wilson get the chance to finally carry something for once."
‑ Chris Morgan, Paste Magazine
"Wilson and Raphael do not hold back in their performances, fully committing to their roles and making Chloe and Kate both lovable and laughable."
‑ Allison Loring, Film School Rejects
"Comedy can be fueled by desperation, but the characters are the ones who should be flailing wildly, not the writer-stars."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"Where movie comedy teams once required a "straight" member - or so-called normal characters - off which to bounce stupidity or silliness, Raphael and Wilson believe total immersion in thickheadedness and failure is riot enough."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"The episodic story and minimal budget result in a small canvas over which these two huge characters dominate."
‑ Chris Packham, Village Voice
"Ass Backwards overcomes the obvious beats with clever, occasionally dark jokes that reveal the sharpness of its stars' writing."
‑ Kyle Ryan, AV Club
"This is a feature that opens and closes with shots of women urinating. No amount of high-beam comedic work is going save a picture that doesn't have much imagination to begin with."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"A below-90-minute running time is not even a silver lining to a film that lives up to its name in more ways than one."
‑ Erik Childress, Film Threat
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