Hey folks, Valkor here. And we're just days away from a revamped TOV. I am really excited because it will really connect you the readers with the site – finally. If you haven't noticed, TOV is now on Facebook, and that's where we're also gonna move "The Vault" to, making contest that much more fun. Ok enough of that babble, let's talk film. Lately I've been doing a lot of depressing and… sadistic films. And I put it out there that I need some comedies to review, because quite frankly, I was thinking of taking a life… of my Playstation. AND I DON'T WANNA DO THAT! I love my PS3. And while Dumping Lisa, a raunchy comedy directed by John Oliver, isn't one of the funniest films I've ever watched, it's still worth the ride… even if it's a bit long.
Dumping Lisa revolves around two slackers named Marty (Matthew Nicklaw) and La Don Love (Al Thompson), who run a dumping business called "Booty Boot". What's Booty Boot? Well, let's say you wanna break up with your girl, but you don't have the marbles for it. Well that's where Booty Boot steps in, and takes care of all that mess for you. So after a night out of doing the nasty (both in the break-ups and getting his own slice of pie), Marty and La Don are visited by a nerd named Jerry (Logan Lipton). Jerry has a girlfriend named Lisa (Bridget Burke) whom he wants to break-up with and calls upon the Booty Boot boys to handle the deed. Now Lisa is a super perky, Martha Stewart/ June Cleaver-esque type with a serious freak streak and… a golden toe. (Yea that's right, she has a golden toe). The thing is Jerry doesn't want Booty Boot to do the breaking up for him. Rather he wants La Don and Marty to teach him how to do it, so he can break up with Lisa on his own. But it would appear the tricks and rules Jerry has been given such as taking Lisa to a strip club, getting Jerry all thugged out, even following the rules of the dumping trade, has no effect on the woman. So Marty and La Don take thing to the next level – Jerry is pulled out and Marty does the pinch hitting, scoring a homerun and completing the break up. But that comes with a cost, because now Lisa is a clinger and she's got her hooks into Marty big time. What's a guy to do? How will Marty and La Don get out of this mess? Watch the film to find out, the ending is a bit twisted, but satisfying.
I just wanna add that I'm quite familiar with the works of Al Thompson, famous for his YouTube vids, which you should definitely check out right [HERE]. Plus he gets even more laughs when he's workin with David Spates and John Ollie, click their names and prepare for laughs because John O and David Spates bring the funny something fierce. And now, on with the review.
When I saw the runtime for Dumping Lisa (100 minutes), I was prepared eject the disc and call it a night. But I'll be damned if I didn't enjoy myself. It's not fall out your chair funny, but Matthew Nicklaw and Al Thompson got some jokes, even though they kinda start out like a car with some difficulties getting started. But mid film, you'll be treated to some quality laughs. My personal favorite is when Jerry goes gangsta; it's just too funny. Bridget Burke hams it up a big deal, but considering the role she's playing, you can forgive and enjoy. Her Lisa is just too much; she's like the kinda gf you wanna have, because she has a freak streak, but at the same time she's just way to cavity sweet and super clingy. But otherwise Bridget is adorable, the Val-man loves him some Bridget, and you'll enjoy her each time she's on screen. But why the Golden Toe? Logan Lipton's Jerry is a laugh riot too, either as a gangsta or a playa at a strip club; you can't help but to laugh at this guy. Overall Dumping Lisa is not bad a bad film… and speaking of bad…
First there's the length of the film, which is just too damn long. For starters, when Marty and La Don are explaining "The Rules" to Jerry, they do it in different settings from a diner to a bar, etc explaining each rule – Why? Second is the opening of the film with the nerd (different from Jerry) who is all over Marty. The scene goes on way too long, it's not funny, and it almost turned me off the film completely. Finally, the golden toe… why a golden toe?
No seriously, why a golden toe???
Overall, Dumping Lisa is one comedy that's a definite hit with me. Sure it has its faults, but if I got my laugh rocks off and so will you. To John Oliver and crew I say "great job". And out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving Dumping Lisa 3.5 golden toes… oops I mean stars. And it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved.