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Reviews and Appraisals: Miss March

Miss March was battered senselessly by every critic in America and the box office receipts show it. So, did Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger make a lame movie or did the masses miss the gist?

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If you're all butthurt and you need urgent care, would you rather seek the advice of a Nurse Practitioner... or the Chief Resident of Proctology? The problem with most film critics is that they don't specialize in anything--they're all generalists. This is why Fangoria and Harry Knowles' neckbeard are allowed to exist.

After comparing Miss March to something from "the 7th circle of hell," Stephen Whitty at the Newark Star Ledger wants you to know that he's hip and he 'gets' what's funny. He sez, "I should stress that I don't mind a dirty joke at all. I'm fine with an occasional gross-out bit. But the jokes have to be clever, and funny." Hey everyone, this fun guy can tolerate jokes occasionally!

Salon's Stephanie Zacherak also fails when she writes about comedy; she's fine at bloviating endlessly, but history tells us she didn't find anything humorous about Freddy Got Fingered--arguably the funniest, most critically panned film of all time. 8 years of movie-going later, Steph's sense of humor remains unchanged. She scathes, "[Trevor and Zach] are the comedic equivalent of erectile dysfunction!"

These people couldn't be more wrong. I saw Miss March last night and ROFLed heavily. I think Moore and Creggers' intent here isn't to copy the comedy-with-a-sweet-message motif, rather, they acknowledge the Hollywood bro-com formula as rubbish that's ripe for mockery. Moore is a Hawaiian shirt-clad "crazy" guy and Zach's a buttoned down straight man... and they're on the road trip OF A LIFETIME! The whole film is a farce on the genre and critics just don't know how to deal with comedies in which unforgiving absurdity is the reality.

The Whitest Kids have always had a flair for angsty, nihilistic humor with unexpected twists, and Miss March will not disappoint WKUK fans. I'm still giggling to myself as I think about many of the scenes--including the scene from the trailer of the black seductress falling out the party bus window. The next 2 minutes in the movie are nothing but Trevor Moore reaction shots, and it totally works.

Although Miss March might literally be a shitfest cuz of all the poo jokes, the movie IS NOT one metaphorically. Much like Freddy Got Fingered, it's a misunderstood and maligned film with great payoffs for those of us who don't cross our arms when we pee. The unparalleled, unified detriment of the critics is enough cause to seek this one out.

Reader Comments (5)

But I think the issue is that much of their humor is about women falling down, women being sex objects, women being stupid, women being annoying, women being humiliated. It's fairly disturbing.
March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Benincasa
This movie was bad. Only fans of the whitest kids might like it. Its strange to think that these guys emerged from the NYC comedy world and they get to make a movie...and this is the movie they make.
March 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrapes
I agree with Grapes - only fans of the whitest kids might like this movie. also, no one should be fans of the whitest kids
March 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfarts
Freddy got Fingered was misunderstood?

Are you telling us that future generations will appreciate it? I think George W. Bush has a better chance at being seen as the top president of all-time.

And this comes from someone who used to watch The Tom Green Show.

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHarris Bloom
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March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandrew carr

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