24 April 2014 | The_Light_Triton
It's nice to see the boys again.
When the first anyone ever saw of the trailer park boys debuted as an indie film in 1998, it was a cult comedy hit because it had a formula that worked and was funny - it was a show that constantly broke the 4th wall as a Mockumentary with characters that never changed over it's first few years....then the 2006 movie and season 7 happened. Gone were the cheap cameras. People don't even realize that a camera crew is following them. Trinity isn't a little 9-year old anymore. The show's swearing and blatant sexual innuendos got more & more frequent.
The 2008 special "Say goodnight to the bad guys" came out. it was OK. then the 2009 movie came out. it was OK. Now we have this movie. it was OK.
There's one problem. it wasn't laugh out loud funny enough. it had some moments involving Lahey & Randy in a gas station bathroom, Ricky's Rickyisms that never get old, but the show isn't what it used to be. and sometimes I kind of wish they'd just end the show entirely and look back on what was one of the funniest Canadian comedies ever made rather than trying to make something else up.
So in this one, Life for the boys is all but mixed. Ricky's got a great dope operation in the basement of a house, Julian's working on a plan to deliver urine (that's right, Urine) to Montreal, and Bubbles is struggling to make ends meet by delivering chicken and liquor to trailer park residents. When the word goes out that the Canadian government is about to legalize marijuana, one might think that would make the boys happy, as they can never go to jail again for possession or distribution of illegal narcotics...but if it does become legal, ricky can't sell his dope at the prices he does. So, with his beaten 1975 New Yorker with a blown transmission, He begins a trip down to Ottawa to protest against the government's plans.
Now while I might have criticised this movie, I'm not going to lie. I'm always going to be excited to hang out with the boys again. I'm looking forward to conflicts between lahey and ricky, Julian's odd schemes to make money, and the undeniable charm of bubbles.
Fans of the series, I encourage you to go see the film, You'll have a good time.