FANTASTIC FEST 2011
By Don Simpson | October 3, 2011
Director: Mikkel Nørgaard
Writers: Mikkel Nørgaard, Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam
Starring: Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne
Child-raising can be an incredibly terrifying concept for some men; so it is not very surprising when Frank (Frank Hvam) is not thrilled when he discovers — from a third party, no less — that his girlfriend Mia (Mia Lynhe) is pregnant. Mia is not happy about the situation either since she does not consider Frank to be adequate father material. When a last ditch plan — to give his napping girlfriend a pearl necklace — literally misfires, Frank sees no other option than to prove his parental abilities by taking his young nephew Bo (Marcuz Jess Petersen) along on a canoe trip that has been planned as a “Tour de Pussy” by Frank’s best friend Casper (Casper Christensen).
Rather than spoil any of their insane hijinks, I will just say that Christensen and Hvam’s episodic humor is absurd, crude, inappropriate, immature, disgusting, and unbelievably wrong on so many levels…but it is abso-fucking-lutely hilarious. Equal parts “comedy of embarrassments” (ala The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm) and “buffoonish man child comedy” (ala Adam Sandler’s oeuvre), Klown is the first theatrical adaptation of Christensen and Hvam’s popular Danish television series Klovn. If the Klovn television series is even 1/10th as crazy as director Mikkel Nørgaard’s film, then I really, really, really need to see the series now!