NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Splinterheads Movie Review

By     get stories by email

If you've pretty much declared enough with grossout comedy already and have soured on its crude extremes, there's plenty of sweet offbeat humor to be had in the surprising and delightful little indie that could, Splinterheads. Though director Brant Sersen (Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story) is not at all shy about his characters breaking out in raunchy rants on occasion, there's never a sense that salacious shock rather than sly mischief is key.

Thomas Middleditch is Justin Frost in Splinterheads, the designated geek loser still living at home with his mom in a bucolic suburb, while drudging for chump change on occasion by mowing lawns with chubby comrade, Wayne (Jason Rogel). When a carnival comes to town, Justin is smitten with hottie game booth hustler, Galaxy (Rachael Taylor).

Splinterheads Movie

But there are a few hitches in store. Including the fact that she has seriously ripped him off in the recent past, and her con artist carnie co-conspirator trailer toughs known collectively as splinterheads in the biz, are fond of beating him up and making his life miserable in the extreme, a lot more than once.

Splinterheads boasts loads of playful characters, kooky conversations and gorgeous cinematography in the suburban wilds to spare. Not to mention the reputed oldest man in the world who just happens to be Justin's lusty grandpa (Edmund Lyndeck), Frankie Faison as Aunt Betty's unlikely paunchy boy toy, and Christopher McDonald as a crazed local cop with the pathological hots for Mom.

Atlantic Pictures
Unrated
3 stars

Prairie Miller is a multimedia journalist online, in print and on radio. Contact her through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Movie Reviews News

Channing Tatum returns in the title role, but legendary director, Steven Soderbergh and several actors critical to the success of the original are missing.
Stephen Boss parlayed television success into a film career, appearing in Hairspray, Blades of Glory, Stomp the Yard 2 and, most notably, several installments of the Step Up franchise.
Top Ten DVD List for June 30, 2015, including Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, While We're Young, and The Decline of Western Civilization.
A gulf in the attitudes of two men had a profound effect on the orphans' fortunes. One is stable and successful and the other had many scrapes with the law.
Thai (arrow), a film by Henry Kro, 37th out of 1190 films from 86 countries. Features 16 year old Karbi heroine Rengsajir P Killingpi, daughter of acclaimed Diphu martial artist
Prairie Miller discusses the beat poets, punk rock, Elijah's journey from Frodo to hero worship, Auden, Blake, McCarthyism, and the radicalization of Thomas

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site