|DVD The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
Run time: 70 min
Genres: Animation | Action | Comedy
Director: Greg Franklin
Writers: Dave Jeser, Matthew Silverstein
Stars: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Seth MacFarlane
Eight housemates on a fake animated reality TV show realize they’ve been canceled and set off on a journey to get back on the air.
|Plot Keywords: repetition in title, exclamation point in title, based on tv series, movie in title, message|
Release Date: 18 March 2010 (USA)
While not surpassing the original show, the movie was pretty decent. Dave Jesser and Matt Silverstein are great comedic writers and still managed to put together a solid reminder of what Drawn Together once was. There were still plenty of good jokes written from each characters perspective. The animation was almost where it was during the television series. Xander in general as a character seemed to be a bit off, i don't know what the deal was there. I hope this is a beginning to the show getting a re-hash for at least one season. I had also hoped there would be more 10 per center jokes (jokes that only 10% of the people off the street who watch the show understand) but maybe this was them trying to branch out and get a larger audience to possibly rent or buy the film.
All and all I give this film a 7/10. It's not for everyone and never will be… but if you have a sense of a humor and aren't afraid to laugh at what many would consider morally repulsive then you will think watching this was worth your time.
If anything, you'll be impressed by Hero's new fine-ass lady friend.
The movie was disgusting. I loved it. The show was not intended for everyone, just fans of the hilarity of filth. The characters were true to themselves. I've read complaints that it was extra dirty just because it was uncensored but anyone who watched the DVDs saw it uncensored already. The reason I didn't give it a higher rating was because of the lack of Clara. If you were a fan of the television show, or if you like filthy humor see it. The special features are worth it, the explanation by the writers as to what happened was great. The other downfall of the movie however was that the characters are split up for a large part of the time. They are funniest together. Oh, and the suck my taint girl is annoying. The most subtle humor were the jokes about I.S.R.A.E.L. I miss the show. I wish it would come back on the air.
I just finished watching the movie and all the great, special features. Yes, they actually added decent special features and interviews. It's going to take a couple days to digest everything I just heard and seen. But WE LOVED IT! Amazing, hilarious, brilliant and therapy enhancing. It was an injection of pure, Drawn Together fist action. We thought it was as worthy as ATHF's movie and South Park Bigger, Larger, Uncut… Of course, if you loved the t.v. show, the movie will be like Christmas Day. You get all the language and tits that you want. If blood is your thing, that's included. I need to watch this a few times. I see something new every time. This is a MUST BUY/MUST SEE movie.
When Family Guy and Futurama were brought back after cancellation, each took a sharp jab at the network that canceled them. The Drawn Together creators seem to have devoted this entire DVD to venting their spleens at Comedy Central over their cancellation.
The movie starts promisingly. The Drawn Together gang don't realize their show has been canceled; The Jew Producer still puts them through humiliating challenges for his own perverse amusement; and, in a nice continuity nod, a nameless network executive seeks revenge against the cast for reasons relating to the infamous "Hot Tub" episode. Carrying out the order to kill is a robot named I.S.R.A.E.L. who refers to itself on the third person, leading to lots of gags like "Israel gets blamed for everything." So far so good.
Act II is when everything falls apart. The gang learns their show has been replaced by Suck My Taint Girl, an obvious shot at South Park, and the excoriation of Comedy Central begins.
Suck My Taint Girl does a long, tedious, vulgar musical number, apparently to make the point that South Park does long, tedious, vulgar musical numbers. She then explains to Drawn Together that they can't be offensive unless they have a clumsily tacked-on point, as though this were the only difference between Drawn Together and South Park.
Then they go on an adventure to Make-A-Point Land, which is such a ripoff of South Park's Imaginationland that I looked for Trey Parker's name in the credits. Then it turns out Taint Girl was on the side of the evil corporate executive all along. And on and on it goes. It's not so much bashing South Park as it is the Drawn Together staff expressing their feelings about being dropped in favor of South Park, like some bitter high school kid who didn't get the lead in the school play.
As further proof that this movie is nothing but a giant middle finger to Comedy Central — who produced and released it, by the way — watch the DVD extras. They're full of the same. One issue that comes up a lot is the failure to include 3-D glasses for the 3-D scenes; Comedy Central is accused of being too cheap. I suspect the real issue was that the 3-D scenes were of Toot Braunstein having sex.
Back to the movie: the cast goes through adventures and meet fates that are random and horrible and make no sense, even by this show's standards. Act III is pretty much a rewrite of the "Entertainment Weekly" episode, with Spanky Ham once again the voice of reason. But by the time he says "Can we leave Make-A-Point Land and go to Wrap-It-Up-Already Land", you'll agree.
If you're a fan of the show, and you're looking for a better ending to Drawn Together, the last thing you watch should be the "confessionals" DVD extra. Most of the voice actors appear to express their love for Drawn Together and their desire for it to continue. It's a sad, but more meaningful ending to the series — since there's no chance it will survive this selfish, incompetent mess of a movie.