RSO [Registered Sex Offender]

 (17)5.81 h 14 min2013NR
After serving three long years in prison, a registered sex offender (Gabriel McIver) returns to civilization, only to find an environment that's completely uncivilized. At the top of his list is finding a job -- and getting his vindictive girlfriend (Kristen Tucker) to put out again. Kevin Corrigan, Nick Offerman and Damian Young co-star in this offbeat indie mockumentary
Bob Byington
Gabriel McIverKristen TuckerKevin Corrigan
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Andrew BujalskiNick Offerman
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Forest NymphReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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He's made at least two films revolving around sex offenders, but the first one I watched is a very different style - and portrays a much more sympathetic character - than this. But... it's realistic. Like, the sex offender guy is a selfish scumbag but he's also smart in a way, and he comes across as very pretentious and condescending, and I feel like "yes this is real, this is what these guys are like, they're not all mentally disabled." And of course, the only woman who he can have a relationship with is his puzzlingly attractive and productive-member-of-society girlfriend who doesn't want to have sex with him. You know that being a sex addict, this is the only way he can feel continual desire and something resembling respect, is for this woman who rejects him sexually. Of course, though, you also wonder wtf she is doing with him, he's actually really immature for his age and disrespectful as a committed partner, and I guess she must have been attracted to him at one time (over the course of the documentary it is established they've known each other for years). On top of all this, the director shows what's messed up about the way society deals with sex offenders (especially in Austin, TX) without making the viewer feel sorry for the main character.
TReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I only found out about this film after running across the trailer on youtube. I actually thought it was a joke trailer and I was surprised to find out it is an actual film. The problem is it's so poorly done it just isn't watchable - vulgar for no reason, not funny, terrible actors reading a terrible script, horrible shoddy camerawork. The entire thing feels cheap and homemade - extreme low budget B movie. It just is not watchable.
Todd M.Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
It could have been much better with a less annoying protagonist.
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There’s some humor in this but it’s not consistent enough to be a solid comedy but there’s enough to make it interesting. The RSO/girlfriend theme is hard to buy since she seems to have little to no reason to be with him and all he seems to want from her is sex and absent that he seems to have no interest in her. The supporting cast and some of their lines are the best part and it did have a bit of a surprise ending. It’s worth a view… just not memorable.
Buddy1492Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Funny with a lot of weird situations. Why the girlfriend puts up with the RSO is hard to understand. He's such a cynical jerk, but you have to kind of like him.
ChanaReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not for educational purposes
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Comical at times but not very insightful or informational regarding RSOs
wendyReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I miss Austin's weirdness
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Byington is brilliant. Master of High Laconics (pun). His ensemble players are terrific. Just discovered him/his folks 2 days ago and cannot get enough of them.
danny blackReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dark & funny
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one of he darkest, funniest comedies I've ever seen, stumbled upon it on cable by luck and had to watch it again...the kid is genius
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Amusing family fun!
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As wild and transgressive as an early John Waters film, and with a shameless unrepentant sex offender as the offensive protagonist. Amusing family fun!
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