Idiocracy

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An "average American" selected by the Pentagon as a guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program, set 1,000 years in the future, discovers a society so dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive!
Directors
Mike Judge
Starring
Luke WilsonMaya RudolphDax Shepard
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseComedyAdventure
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Terry CrewsDavid HermanEric AndersonMitch BakerTom BeaverSara RueJustin LongBrendan HillMichael McCaffertyStephen RootAndrew WilsonThomas Haden ChurchBrad ``scarface'' JordanEarl MannErik Anderson
Producers
Mike JudgeElysa Koplovitz
Studio
20TH CENTURY FOX
Rating
R (Restricted)
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Violencealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
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4.5 out of 5 stars

28816 global ratings

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D. FussReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch this often.
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Long ago our daughter loaned her dvd to us. She took hers back so we needed to buy our own. We laughed out loud, when we first watched this movie. But lately we have seen some parallels between the movie and current events. Is this becoming a documentary? ;)
409 people found this helpful
adamReviewed in the United States on November 10, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing movie ahead of its time
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Amazing movie ahead of its time. It was definitely funnier in the 90's before it became a documentary... but still a great movie!
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Michael RobertsReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Documentary!
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This is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. I really liked the part where they just piled up trash on top of trash with no plan, that was great. I don't know how they were able to get the drone shot of the great trash avalanche. They must have drones flying all other the place to capture that one angle. I had watched CSPN as a kid but now I just watch "reality" TV shows so I didn't realize CSPN had changed. Much more exciting. The House of Representin seemed much more cool than they did back in the day. I read a lot of reviews saying the story falls flat... I didnt really understand that. How can real life fall flat? I've been to Costco, it's not a story. Ive seen where David Blaine froze himself just like Not Sure.
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The CurmudgeonReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
2505 IS MORE LIKE 2022
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This comedy about life in 2505 was made in 2005. It portrays a vulgar and violent society dumbed down by mass commercialism and mindless TV programming.

The two most important books of the 20th Century were Brave New World which predicted a world where people are sedated by tranquilizers and 1984 which predicted a world where people are controlled by a severe police state. Life in 2505 is more like Brave New World in that people are mostly controlled by consumption and entertainment where this has lowered everyone's intelligence. But there is some 1984 with a heavy police presence and gladiator-style punishment for convicts.

But there is no need to imagine life in 2505 as the same aspects are becoming evident in 2022. American culture has been dumbed down where entertainment is increasingly vulgar and almost any deviance is celebrated. The schools keep being dumbed down as testing is eliminated. Crime is increasingly excused as the streets become more dangerous.

On the political level we have a President who seems to be creating or abetting one disaster after another. These include the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, increasing crime, inflation, record gas prices, a looming recession, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine which was largely caused by the view that the President is weak. Meanwhile the President is seen as increasingly senile, incompetent, and out of touch.

So while we may never reach the comic level of 2505 as depicted in the movie, the decline of America in 2022 is evident. The movie was responding to trends that have blossomed much quicker than expected.
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Nick SmithReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must watch for 2017
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The parallels between modern life and this movie are f***ing terrifying but there are lessons that can be learned from it. So sit back and watch the glorious future we're heading toward - antintellectualism, the loss of all boundaries between government, corporations, and entertainment, and a massive amount of trash.
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Jeremy KlukanReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A surprisingly believable story of our possible future
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Idiocracy is probably one of my favorite movies ever. Brought to us by the same mind that created Office Space and Beavis & Butthead, it follows the journey of an average Joe (no, really, his name is actually Joe, and he is exceptionally average in every way) as he awakens 500 years in the future to a world populated by idiots. Fiction, or foresight--you decide. But, enjoy the movie.

Starring:
Luke Wilson - the very-average Joe Bauers
Maya Rudolph - definitely not a bride
Dax Shepard - the worst public defender ever
Terry Crews - former wrestler, now President

Featuring:
Costco - where you can get anything, including an education
Carl's Jr. - the biggest (maybe only) food chain in the future; also, Child Protective Services
Starbucks - where gentlemen go for the best "lattes"
Brawndo - it's got Electrolytes!

You won't find any fancy special effects in this movie, but you will find memorable characters and a story that, sadly, may not be all that implausible. If you haven't seen it, watch it now, and if you haven't seen it in a while, you should definitely watch it again. And, if you find yourself participating in a military experiment to put people into suspended animation, you might want to open a savings account.
63 people found this helpful
JRHReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
bought 4, none play correctly
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!!!DONT BUY THESE HERE!!! !!!DONT BUY THESE HERE!!! !!!DONT BUY THESE HERE!!!

I bought 4 copies of this DVD based on the low Add-On price. Well, I now know why it was so cheap, you get to watch 4 previews and about 4 minutes of the movie before it stops and starts over at the beginning of the movie. It will loop like that forever. I originally bought extra copies to give away as gifts, but I unwrapped all of them to see if they had the same problem...yes, they are all defective. No scratches or damage to the disc, they just dont play correctly.
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MermicornoReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great comdey that makes you question humanity's future and what you can do personal for yourself growth
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Everyone should watch this movie at least once, even more so it should be taught and study in school as well for the same reason you need to watch it to educated yourself on how everyone's actions have reaction and repercussions and that everything has a ripple effect and what we do today does and will effect the tomorrows to come. Stressing the important of taking self responsibility and the importance of education and communication not just though social media but actual human interaction that involves ones self physically being involved. Plus not taking our planet or the resources on it for granite. Enforces the moral code of "leave like you found it or better then you found it" or the quote "Leave this world a little better than you found it"
DID you know that even scarier that this movie was made in 2006 to make a light heart version of actual concerns about the human race EVEN SADDEN most of this points within the movie already have came to pass.
Don't believe me take off you foggles and look it up or even ponder about how right I am. Shocking and leaves you wondering and wanting self and world/environment improvement
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