Release Date: May 11th, 2007 by Lionsgate Films.
The Cast: Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls, Dany Trejo, Marisol Nichols, Keith David, Glen Morshower.
Directed by C.B. Harding.
BASIC PREMISE: Larry (Larry the Cable Guy) and his friends, Bill (Engvall) and Everett (DJ Qualls) become Army Reservists and end up fighting an evil warlord, Carlos Santana (Trejo) in Mexico rather than fighting in Iraq.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: Dumb, silly, offensive juvenile, Delta Farce starts out as everything you’d expect from a movie with Larry the Cable Guy and quickly becomes tedious, unimaginative and unfunny, though, especially given plenty of potential for satire. En route to Iraq, Larry, Bill, Everett and their sergeant (David) accidentally parachute from the aircraft and in a desert not far from Mexico City. The three dumb-as-a-doorknob Army Reservists think that they’re in Iraq even when the people they meet speak Spanish and serve them tacos in a small town. It turns out they do have a purpose for being there after all because a warlord named Carlos Santana is terrorizing the town along with his gay sidekick. Of course, there’s a sexy woman (Nichols) Larry needs to save from these bad guys. Co-screenwriters Bear Aderhold and Tom Sullivan run out of comic steam pretty quickly, so they repeat a lot of the offensive, sick humor, such as the sergeant accidentally drinking and washing his face with urine and, in another scene, eating food tainted with Larry’s spit. And then there’s Carlos Santana who always gets confused for the singer. The jokes simply don’t go far enough and, to make matters worse, there aren’t even any outtakes to compensate for the lack of laughs. Ultimately, Delta Farce would have been much more entertaining it were cast with Cheech & Chong and given an R-rating.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: None is required or desired.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: None, as long as you check your brain at the door.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 12
IN A NUTSHELL: Tedious, unfunny, crass and unimaginative.
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: TV
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