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

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is a new comedy starring Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, and Stephen Dorff. Bucky (Swardson) is a small town grocery bagger, going nowhere in life - until he discovers that his conservative… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 9, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
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Consensus: A severely misguided and inept comedy incapable of even telling its single joke properly.

Rafer Guzman

Icky and repellent in ways it probably did not intend.

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Andrew Barker

Through all this, one feels nothing more strongly than an acute sympathy for all involved -- in particular Ricci, who gives her role more than it deserves, and Herrmann, a classy character actor who once won a Tony.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

I'm not sure how many tedious sex jokes and humorless physical gags people can take before they run out of the theater screaming, but Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star certainly tests the limits.

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Matt Singer
Time Out

This movie is dire, soul-crushing stuff.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Swardson and the gang generally opt for silly over edgy and outrageous, but Bucky is just too dashed-off a character for the movie to get by on that.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

God, this guy sucks. Swardson. And Bucky.

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Eric D. Snider

This isn't even a series of skits, but a series of vague ideas for skits that nobody fleshed out.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

This god-awful, unfunny, stinkingly putrid sketch-comic movie has exactly one snicker-worthy moment, involving Kevin Nealon and a stolen grape. But watching the rest of it will make you whine.

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Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Putrid and completely unfunny, 'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star' is a torturous exercise for a viewer. I can't count the times I wanted to walk out of this ghastly excuse for a movie. Still, I stayed with it. I just couldn't bring myself to leave.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Everett Johnson
Wow, this movie is bad. Not bad in a "Troll 2" so bad it's good kind of way, but bad in a "Gigli" kind of way. Nick Swardson is… More
Matt Goodman
Shawn Montague
best part was the Chewbacca appearance, tolerable movie, but was very average. Expected more from Happy Madison but they've gone so down hill with ideas… More
KJ Proulx
Okay, I'll admit, there were a few scenes in "Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star" that had me laughing out loud, but mostly it was because of how… More
Brendan Nicholls
a really bad comedy. swardson deserved better then this half baked idea. only mildly funny concept is just full of the same routine of all the happy madison… More