Strange Wilderness

 (1,496)5.31 h 24 min2008X-RayR
With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed television show, two animal fans go to the Andes Mountains in search of Bigfoot.comed
Directors
Fred Wolf
Starring
Steve ZahnAllen CovertJonah Hill
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ActionYoung Adult Audience
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English [CC]
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English

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Kevin HeffernanAshley ScottPeter DanteHarry HamlinRobert PatrickJoe Don BakerBlake ClarkJustin LongJeff GarlinErnest BorgnineJake AbelOliver Hudson
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Peter Gaulke
Studio
Paramount
Rating
R (Restricted)
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Drug usefoul languagenuditysexual contentviolence
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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JamieReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsDisappointed but no big deal
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I have a high tolerance for "guy humor", have been friends for 17 years with a pack of dudes who I love and have had many dumb hang-out session filled with over the top/dude humor, I LOVE Justin Long and Steven Zahn... and I still couldn't get through this movie! I turned it off halfway through, haha! I think the direction and editing wasn't great so that didn't help either.

I mean... sure there were some funny moments, but it was just weird and inconsistent, and SO DUMB and juvenile at times that it just finally turned me off. I mean...not even in a clever way. There were some REALLY absurd scenes that just destroyed any sense of investment in the story. For example - A turkey who gets "stuck" on Steve Zahn's penis... and the subsequent jokes and visuals in the doctors office after that were kind of hard to even believe. Sort of funny at first, but just went on and on and was so dumb and creepy. Like, we get it... penis jokes! How many do we need? ;-D Lots of over-the-top sight gags, in general.

I would be fine with that if the whole movie was a totally absurd farce and that was the tone, at least I would know what I was getting. But it started as, and tried to also be, a kind of typical "feel good/quirky bro comedy" like Anchorman or Hot Rod and it is NOT AT ALL as remotely entertaining as those films or emotionally investing, because it keeps switching gears. So I kept getting jarred by the complete extreme, stupid, 12 year old boy humor mixed in with a more charming or possibly good-natured comedy with some heart. TO be clear, I don't mind stupid dude humor, it's just that I have my limit! haha. I think the tone of the film should have picked a lane, is all.

I love animals too and for a movie about an animal show it seemed pretty clueless and flippant towards animals at times which threw me off. Minor complaint, nothing horrible, and know it's a comedy, but just thought I'd mention it if you are sensitive to that kind of thing. But it was nice to see Justin Long in his hot hippie gear ;) If you're after the same, I would recommend looking for his clips on YouTube and not spending much time on this one.
16 people found this helpful
ArthurReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsNo Words to Describe
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I don't remember watching a worst movie than this. I love stoner comedies but this one is beyond unwatchable.
I have no words to describe how bad this movie is.
13 people found this helpful
TechnologistReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsWarning, it goes from bad, to worse, to abysmal.
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I lost some respect for the well-known actors that chipped in on this movie. I guess, if you have to put food on the table you have to take anything. It starts off with an insulting premise of being a show inherited by a son of a famous wildlife expert. It goes from this horrible start to an ever-lowering of standards from gratuitous nudity and fake gore, and vulgar settings. I couldn't even call this a stoner movie. I think that would be flattering the movie and insulting stoner movies. I have enjoyed Steve Zahn in some of his other movies, so I do not know what made him make this movie. Dont suffer through this movie. There is no redeeming value in it.
4 people found this helpful
PrimeFanReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsNot one laugh
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I've watched all Adam Sandler productions and enjoyed them. I hung in there through 2/3 of this movie without a laugh. I can't speak for the grade level of the reviewers that rated this more than one star, but in my opinion there isn't enough weed or booze that could make this even remotely humorous.
5 people found this helpful
pumpkinbossReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsYou've got to be kidding
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I can't, for the life of me, understand the positive reviews here. This has to be far and away the worst movie I've ever seen. It would be one thing if this was some low-budget production company, but this is Happy-Madison productions. This movie starts off with some juvenile humor and doesn't stop. Now I expect juvenile humor from Happy-Madison production... but that's not ALL your movie can have. It's GOT to have something else. And wtf? Bigfoot in Ecuador? There is no Bigfoot in Ecuador! Bigfoot is the American name for a giant ape man. I would have thought at the very least they'd have gone to the Pacific Northwest... what the hell is up with going to Ecuador?
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Jenni DaVinCatReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2015
3.0 out of 5 starsOnly Kinda Funny
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There were some decently funny scenes in this movie, but for the most part it was just kind of ridiculous. I kept hoping for something that would make me burst out laughing, but honestly, the funniest part of the movie was at the end when he was doing a shark voice-over. The humor was a little gross for a Happy Madison movie. I didn’t go into watching this movie with super high expectations, so it’s not like I was hugely disappointed. The characters were interesting enough, but overall all I can really say about this movie is that it was okay. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it.

The plot, loosely, is that Steve Zahn has a nature show that used to be popular when his father hosted it and now the show is a joke. They go on the road to find bigfoot in order to save their show and shenanigans happen. I used Shenanigans on purpose because Favre (Super Troopers) is in it and he’s always great. Overall, if this movie is free somewhere then go ahead and watch it. There are some mildly amusing scenes but I wouldn’t pay for it..
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AdamReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsA totally, ridiculously fun to watch humorous movie!
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I just watched this movie last night and I must say that it was pretty hilarious, but in your typical, over the top happy Madison productions type of way. If you are a fan of Grandma's Boy, Happy Gilmore, or any Happy Maddison picture, then you should without a doubt be a fan of this movie. Strange Wilderness has absolutely no plot whatsoever and non Happy Madison fans will most likely not find it very amusing, as the jokes and humor are slapstick and most have nothing to do with the intended plot, but are just there to add comedy to it. The comedy of the movie comes from all of the characters, there isn't one person who steals the show. if you need a movie to just kick back for some very good laughs and let your brain take a rest then look no further. I was bored last night struggling to find a movie to watch, glad I went with this!
Richard FeindelReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsStupid, Vulgar--and One of the Best Comedies I Have Ever Seen!
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Yeah, you either hate this one or you love it. You can read the review in the New York Times if you want to see a hater. I'm in the opposite camp. It is a shame this movie never found its audience, because I believe it to be on a par with Animal House and Blazing Saddles. But on the other hand, you need to remember that Blazing Saddles pretty much did in the western movie genre for an entire decade. Had Strange Wilderness had the same kind of viewership, it may have sunk all my beloved nature documentaries and even taken out Shark Week.

It is non-stop zaniness and very high energy. This clueless band of nature photographers just reel from disaster to disaster. They don't seem to have any more insight into their shortcomings than does Wile E. Coyote, and they share his complete disregard for danger. Now there are three animals that are just brutalized in this pic. All three--a turkey, a sea lion and Bigfoot--are represented by preposterous stuffed animals that are so unrealistic that you can't possibly have any sympathy for them. This is essentially a live-action cartoon where everything is obviously faked. You can't guffaw during violent scenes in crime and suspense dramas, but you will be unable to avoid laughing out loud when it hits the fan in this flick.

Now as I hinted in the title, if you are easily offended by vulgar speech, dope smoking or brief flashes of nudity--this is not the film for you. Otherwise, get prepared for one of the funniest comedies you have ever seen.
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