When you buy bootleg DVDs in foreign countries (or in New York, for that matter), you never really know what you’re going to get. Especially when it comes to things like subtitles, synopses, and DVD jacket copy. Bootleggers pretty much grab whatever they have access to, and when they don’t speak English… well, this happens. It’s from the back of a Year One DVD that a friend of mine who’s stationed in Iraq recently bought. Here’s the text:
Jack Black and Michael Cera playing themselves, yeah, where was that even considered funny? Now I absolutely adore these actors, Michael was a great choice in Superbad and Juno and Jack Black has proved he can do great comedy like Tropic Thunder and a good dramatic role like King Kong, even a more calm character like he played in The Holiday. But the main problem? They have no chemistry! You have this wild outgoing maniac who is eating poop(eeeew!) and the calm awkward overly shy nerd who pees on himself(eeew!) and what do you have? Every elementary school joke that could be put into a movie, Year One could have been written by a five year old and proves that top list actors will do anything for those millions that they make.
That’s right, the copy they used to sell a movie not only came from an IMDB user review, but an extremely negative one that rated it a 1 out of 10. It was written by “kristinedrama14″, who I’m guessing is in high school. And they left out some of the best parts of the review. The last sentence: