'Klown' Is Good Filthy Fun

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Drafthouse Films' "Klown" is about a clown. Not the red-nosed, balloon-animal-making jokester you see at a 10-year-old's birthday party, but an average joe who's constantly f**king up, despite his good intentions.

"Klown," which is based on the widely popular Danish TV show of the same name, stars Frank Hvam and Caspar Christensen as Frank and Caspar, two friends planning a big canoe trip on which nobody else is allowed, and for a very good reason: They've named their journey the "Tour de P***y," which will involve canoeing to a whorehouse and indulging in the wanton pleasures therein.

This seems like a dream come true for any hormone-raging male, but there's one major hangup — Frank has a serious girlfriend who's pregnant and doesn't think he's fit to be a father. To prove her wrong, he kidnaps his 12-year-old nephew and brings him along for the ride to prove that he's dad material, even though he's quite well aware that he's a f**k-up.

Of course, everything that could possibly go wrong does. There are moments in the film where Frank so desperately tries to be a good dad, but he just can't do it. Some people are meant to be great fathers; Frank is meant to lose the kid he's "babysitting" and wind up being reluctantly forced to stick his finger in a heavy-set woman's anus while his best friend is having sex with her. Yes, this movie gets weird.

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Frank means well, but lacks street smarts. He's the guy who experiences major life-changing things very late in the game, and he's the first to abandon a child during a house burglary. Most of his actions are attempts at good intentions; he's just a complete moron and doesn’t fully understand how logic works. At the beginning of the film, his colleagues tell him the best way to show your ladyfriend how much you care for her is by giving her a pearl necklace. They don't mean the expensive kind you buy at Tiffany's, either — they're referring to the "necklace" that comes with a warm, white sticky liquid. In his attempt to swoon his sleeping girlfriend via this method, he mistakes her mom for her, and, well ... you see where this is heading. Let's just say in this situation, two heads are not better than one and this is just one of the many "Holy sh**!" things Frank does when trying to do something he thinks is meaningful and nice.

Frank's sidekick on this canoe trip is Caspar, who wants to lay as many ladies and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even though he has a pretty gal back home to call his own, Tour de P***y is all he can think about. A very helpful trick Caspar has picked up along their journey is calming confrontations with jealous meathead men by lightly touching them, which makes them think that, no, it wasn't their girlfriends they were hitting on at all. It gets them out of some trouble, but at some point his too-smooth method backfires and someone really sticks it to him.

The third journeyman on this strangely entertaining canoe trip is 12-year-old Bo, played by Marcuz Jess Petersen. Bo isn't quite going through puberty yet but has major issues with his penis — it's embarrassingly tiny and he's constantly teased about it. Leave it up to Frank to have a pseudo-father/son talk about how one day it will finally grow into its full potential and go on to do great things.

"Klown" is a one of the most comically aggressive films you will ever see. Since Hollywood loves to ride on foreign coattails, there's already a U.S. remake in the works with Todd Phillips ("The Hangover") and Danny McBride ("Eastbound & Down") attached. Even though Phillips and McBride have both pushed the envelope in their respective careers when it comes to subversive material, there's no way they're going to be able to pull off some of the things the original "Klown" achieves.