Published on June 3rd, 2008 | by Chris0
Delta Farce (2007)
Um. Why did I even bother? Seriously.
Delta Farce is a supposed comedy from the "masterminds" behind the Blue Collar Comedy(cough) tour folks. Namely Larry "The Cable Guy", Bill Engvall, and that skinny annoying guy whose name I can't remember (DJ Qualls, had to look it up.)
In it these three idiot hillbillies somehow are part of the Army reserves. Explain that one to me, especially how their "reserve center" is more like a clubhouse.... Anyway, they actually get called up and wind up airdropped on accident into Mexico (how they ended up in Mexico on the way to Iraq is another mystery!)
And the hilarity ensues. Or at least its supposed to, I think.
Basically they fight off the local banditos from an overly-stereotypical Mexican village, Larry gets the girl and all is well. But, man, what a nightmare.
It's just not funny. The few-and-far between jokes aren't funny. Engvald's same 15-year old Redneck act just keeps getting tired, and what slapstick there should have been just falls apart as neither slappy or shtick.
The *only* bright side to the movie is that it stars Marisol Nichols (24, Blind Justice) as Maria, the "love interest" if you want to call it that, and she provides a much needed visual distraction from the rest of the chaos on screen. Thanks!
I had to pause the movie half-way through for a brief real-life interruption, and actually contemplated *not* finishing it. Yeah, its that bad.
Even the role of Sgt Kilgore (Keith David), the supposed-to-be deadpan-arsehole-type was flubbed, seriously. Again, just unfunny in any way thinkable. Unless you enjoy painful stereotypes and haunting visions of early-90's standup acts. (The talking pepper, man I thought I'd never see him again!!!)
And then at the end during the credits they've got the gall to dedicate this POS to our troops. Gee, thanks. All those fat, lazy, beer-drinking, no good troops who wouldn't know a foxhole from their you-know-what hole, right? Whatever, guys.
Just don't bother, I can't believe I did!!! I'd rather do a 24-hour marathon of Pauly Shore's moderately funny "In the Army Now" than view this thing again! Even the DVD is lacking the parody-of-a-parody "Full Metal Jacket" style artwork of the original movie poster. Lacking.
Delta Farce (Widescreen Edition)
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Down on his luck after losing his job and his girlfriend on the same day, Larry decides to join his neighbor, Bill (Bill Engvall), and his combat-happy buddy, Everett (DJ Qualls), for a relaxing weekend of drinking and target practice...
DVD InformationBinding: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Brand: LION'S GATE ENTERTAINMENT
Manufacturer: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Original Release Date:
- Larry the Cable Guy
- Bill Engvall
- DJ Qualls
- Michael Rose
- Glenn Morshower
- Factory sealed DVD
Summary: at the end during the credits they've got the gall to dedicate this POS to our troops. Gee, thanks. All those fat, lazy, beer-drinking, no good troops who wouldn't know a foxhole from their you-know-what hole, right? Whatever, guys.