Tom Green’s Magnum Opus: ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ (2001)

by robinhardwick

The Unwatchables


Freddy Got Fingered isguaranteed to end up on any “worst movies ever,” “most offensive films ever,” “Biggest comedian failures,” “Worst Performance of a Man Swinging a Newborn Baby By Its Umbilical Cord”. And it should: It’s terrible, misguided, and borderline incoherent. I wouldn’t try to convince someone otherwise. I’m not interested in trying to defend the film or arguing its significance (admittedly, I did chuckle a few times during watching.) However, the concept and existence of this film is what fascinates me. It is the perfect example of when someone from the fringes gets quick fame and someone believes that will translate to box office business, and what happens when that plan back fires miserably.

As a child of the nineties, you probably remember Tom Green from his MTV show. His comedy did not rely on jokes or bits, but being the most bizarre he could be and making people…

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