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Bad Trip


This is a comedy film in the vein of Borat or Bad Grandpa, where there’s a narrative thread linking hidden-camera pranks together (Bad Grandpa and Jackass’ Jeff Tremaine is an executive producer). It stars anarchic comedian Eric Andre and Get Out’s Lil Rel Howery as Chris and Bud, two best friends who take a road trip from Florida to New York City in a car they stole from Bud’s sister Trina (Tiffany Haddish), who escapes from jail and furiously chases after them. Along the way, they terrorize unsuspecting bystanders with deranged pranks that the actors pull off in character. One typical stunt has Chris getting his hand caught in a blender at the smoothie shop where he works, horrifying the shop’s patrons. The film was supposed to be released in theaters last spring, and actually briefly leaked on Prime Video on its original planned release date. Now it’s getting an official Netflix release.

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From Kristy Puchko at IGN:

André and company give a familiar premise fresh verve with an onslaught of outrageous pranks that would do Jackass proud. André and Howrey share crackling chemistry that weaves together the friendship at the film’s core, while heralded scene-stealer Haddish embodies a badass who can make us cackle. Remarkably, the unwitting witnesses to their mayhem are not regarded just as marks, but as co-stars, who pop with one-liners, memorable reactions, and shining humanity. Full Review

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