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28 July 2010

Beavis and Butthead Do America

directed by Mike Judge

As I was scanning my shelves last night, wondering which film I was in the mood for, I thought I wanted something profound, something revelatory. Turns out, I was right, and there’s nothing that can hold a candle to the profundity of Mike Judge’s masterpiece, Beavis and Butthead Do America, a true American classic so sweeping, so epic that it can scarcely be described, but I’ll try. Two idiot slackers awaken to find that their tv has been jacked, so they head out to find it, accidentally stumbling ass backward into a hit job and a federal manhunt. Okay, so I described it one sentence, but Judge’s take on the folly of American youth is hilarious, irreverent and timeless. B Dubs puts in great voice work, as does Robert Stack and Demi Moore, but it’s Judge himself who brings home the bacon as the dynamic duo. And Hark, is that the proto Hank Williams voice of Mr. Anderson, in whose trailer the pair were whackin’? The title credit sequence is kick ass enough to earn the film street cred even if it sucked, which is, luckily, not the case. 

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