March 16, 2012

Nature Calls

Randy (Patton Oswalt) is a Boy Scout troop leader, desperate to save the troop for his dying father's approval. Randy kidnaps his nephew's sleepover party for one last Scout camping trip, but his brother Kirk (Johnny Knoxville) will do anything to crush Randy's dreams.
 
Nature Calls has a couple of ideas it tries to explore, and there are moments of humor too, but the end result is a unfocused mishmash of maudlin "last camping trip with Dad" sentimentality, pre-adolescent camping humor, and the kind of boorish shouting you'd expect from Rob Riggle and Johnny Knoxville at their least restrained.
The biggest laugh was an establishing shot of a McMansion with six identical minivans parked out front.
Stateside Theater, Austin TX