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TUCKER AND DALE VS EVIL (2010) FOUR.9 TOP HATS

H-o-l-y shit this was hilarious! Well wait, let me step back for a sec. Last year Mary and I were talking about something and she said something to the effect of “OMG you have to watch Tucker and Dale vs Evil!! it’s soooooooo funny!!” and I looked at the poster above and thought “oh great, more redneck humor,” and I lied and said “I’ll get to it sometime” and then passed it off as “not”. I have never been into the redneck shtick ala “Yo might be a redneck if yo shit in yo cabbage patch fer fertilizer” or “Yo might be a redneck if yo momma is yo sister…. and yo niece…. and yo daddy!!” yuck yuck. So, when I looked at this poster I thought that was Larry the Cable Guy and poo-pooed the idea. A year later I was talking to my friend Kevin and he was like “you haven’t seen that yet??? It’s hilarious!!” and I thought “hmmmmmmmmm….” and looked at the trailer and thought, “why not…” so I fired it up and it was absolutely fucking hilarious and I, honestly, LOL-ed. A lot. In fact, I LMFAO-ed most of the time and had to get this out to The Good and Skeptical Reader who may be shying away from this. This was way awesome and I want more!

So that’s NOT Larry the Cable Guy, that’s Tyler Labine who you may or may not be familiar with and wicked ass Alan Tudyk who has yet to be in anything I haven’t liked as Dale and Tucker, two beer drinkin’ hillbillies who saved up all of their money and bought themselves a vacation home! It’s a run down shack on the side of a mountain that looks pretty much like the shack in Evil Dead 1 & 2 and it appears to have been the home of the killers from The Hillbilly Massacre 20 years prior – according to the clipped out newspaper articles pinned all over a wall, but they don’t even notice that – they’re more concerned with the coupon for BBQ at the joint in town.

Aside from that, the film starts off as a road trip movie with these preppy and clean “College Kids” – driving to the mountain to do some joint smoking, beer drinking, skinny dipping and hopefully some sexin':

On the first night, with the others in the pond and T&D fishing nearby, the hot chick from 30 Rock (Katrina Bowden) (pictured) strips into her skivvies and, while preparing to dive in, sees T&D “admiring” her, slips, bangs her head and falls in. Being the nice guys they are, they go and fish her out of the pond but as they are dragging her body into their canoe, her friends see this and think the hillbillies have murdered her and are stealing off with her unclad body. Aaaaahhh the Classic Mix – Up!! Of course they all run off and tell the Alpha of the group, Chad (Jesse Moss) that those two creepy hillbillies killed Ally (Bowden) and it’s ON!! The College Kids are going to do anything to get her back while T & D are just trying to have a nice weekend at their vacation home and it gets fucking hilarious. There’s goring and impaling and chainsaws and bees and wood chipper-ing and nails in the head and cut off bowling fingers and blood all over the place and ample cleavage and burning and tea drinking and everything about this is LOL material.

I wish I could remember more of the quotes from this thing but I can’t, so I’ll need to watch this five more times, but the dialogue is completely quote worthy no matter what you’re doing. A couple that I can remember:

“It’s OK. I should have known that if a guy like me talked to a girl like you someone would end up dead…”

“Oh man, they cut off his bowling fingers…”

“It’s true Chad!!! You’re half Hillbilly!!!!”

“I was just minding my own business and some college kids started killing themselves all over my property!!”

If you’re worried about this, don’t be – it’s worth it! I want a sequel!!

17 comments

  1. This movie was hilarious. Good job on subverting the redneck killer backwoods horror stereotypes. Plus, I always laugh out loud at the “killing themselves all over the woods” line.

    Tucker: “All right… I know what this is.”
    Dale: “What?”
    Tucker: “This is a suicide pact.”
    Dale: “It’s a what?”
    Tucker: “These kids are coming out here, and killing themselves all over the woods.”
    Dale: “My God, that makes so much sense.”

    Tucker: “Oh hidy ho officer, we’ve had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property.”

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  2. Yes, yes, yes!! I love, love, love this movie!! I’ve seen it 3 times now I believe and it is hysterical! (I even showed it to the 12 year old, lol). Alan Tudyk <3 <3 <3 *sighs* Sooo glad you finally watched!

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    • theipc

      HA HA HA you heart Alan Tudyk!! I am SO GLAD I finally saw this and I slap myself for not doing this for so long. I would have watched it a dozen times by now. I am totally a big fan!! We must demand a sequel!!

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  3. jpthorn

    Great write-up! This movie is the epitome of horror/comedy entertainment. You’ve inspired me to watch it again. I think you should have given it Ten Top Hats.

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  4. Dear SSC,

    This was a fantastic film! I remember when I first heard of this I was like er… really don’t have time for stoner hillbilly comedy, but eventually I ended up watching it and had a few real laugh out loud moments, it was very funny and I thought it was a stroke of genius.

    So glad to hear that you loved it too!

    Love,

    JB

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