DVD Review: Trailer Park Boys
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By Seaberry

Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Mike Clattenburg
Starring Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth, Jonathan Torrens
Screen Media
Release Date: February 23, 2010

The Trailer Park Boys are a Canadian comedy troupe that has amassed a rabid fan following over the years. The comedy troupe has already spawned a hit series and one movie released on DVD in America. Now their second film, Countdown to Liquor Day, has also found its way to the States.

The Trailer Park Boys are Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles. When the film begins, they are being released from jail after serving two-year sentences. However, when they return to their beloved Sunnyvale Trailer Park, the whole place is deserted. Most of Sunnyvale’s tenants have moved to a new trailer park run by their archenemy Jim Lahey and his boyfriend Randy. Lahey wants to run a sewer line through Julian’s property, so he keeps trying to bribe him into selling the land. Julian refuses because he has used his land to open his new business, the ironically named Success Auto Body Shop. Eventually, Julian creates a crazy, illegal scheme to save their home and the hijinks begin.

The film’s premise is silly, but there are several interesting subplots. Jim Lahey has a very hilarious relapse into alcoholism that certainly justifies the title of this DVD. Bubble’s quest to rescue his kittens from the animal shelter also produces several laugh-out-loud moments. Another great character that I have to mention is J-Roc, the white rapper played by Jonathan Torrens. He steals several scenes and seems to be the only one who doesn’t blindly follow Julian’s crazy schemes. The most memorable Trailer Park Boy is Bubbles, however. He wears these extremely thick corrective lenses in his glasses resulting in a very interesting look. John Dunsworth also shines as Jim Lahey. Dunsworth’s portrayal of the scheming, alcoholic villain torn between his love for Randy and an obsession with the clearly uninterested Julian is a constant source of comedy gold.

The Trailer Park Boys are stupid, silly, and insane. However, they’re also hilarious. You get the feeling that these actors know exactly what kind of project they’re in and they don’t take themselves seriously.

The bonus features on the DVD also add to the madness. There’s a feature commentary by members of their fansite, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and some ridiculous segments.

If you are looking for a good laugh and can enjoy a silly, zany comedy, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day is the film for you.

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