South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
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Genre: Adult animation
Comedy
Musical
Photography: Color
Running Time: 81 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: June 30, 1999
Directed by: Trey Parker
Written by: Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Pam Brady
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures (North America)
Warner Bros. Pictures (International)
Starring: Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Mary Kay Bergman
Isaac Hayes


South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated musical comedy film based on the Comedy Central animated television series South Park. The film was directed by series creator Trey Parker and stars the regular television cast of Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, and Isaac Hayes, with guest performances by George Clooney, Eric Idle and Mike Judge.

Plot

When Stan, Kyle, Eric, Kenny and Kyle's baby brother Ike see an R-rated movie featuring Canadian actors Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted" and Kyle's mom Sheila, along with the rest of the parents of South Park, pressures the United States government into declaring war on Canada. It's up to Stan, Kyle, and Cartman to save Terrance and Phillip before Satan and his gay lover Saddam Hussein cause the end of the world.

Why It Rocks

  1. The animation is really well-done as it used the same style as on the TV show, but with updates.
  2. Classical music numbers like "Uncle F***a", "It's Easy, Mkay", "Blame Canada!", "What Would Brian Boitano Do?", "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch", "La Resistance" and "I Can Change" since it was used to mock.
  3. Tons of swear words that are used non-stop and are also really funny. It even broke a world record in Guinness Book of World Records with 399 swear words, 128 offensive gestures and 221 acts of violence.
  4. Includes characters such as Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh and many more, and they're all funny.
  5. The message of the movie makes more sense like parents caring for themselves instead of children and freedom of speech.
  6. Funny and entertaining moments just like the show.
  7. It was the first animated movie with an R-rating to become a box-office success.
  8. We get to see Kenny's face for the very first time.
  9. Lots of guest voice actors come to the movie, including the Monty Python man himself, Eric Idle.

Bad Qualities

  1. Despite this film being called Bigger, Longer & Uncut, it was reported by both Trey and Matt that a lot of elements and scenes were heavily cut by test audiences and the MPAA with reasons.
  2. This film is definitely not for the easily offended, especially for some Canadians living in Canada, the United States, or where they are living outside of Canada right now.

Reception

Box office

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut opened up at #4 on its opening weekend with a domestic gross of $11,335,889. The total domestic gross was $52,037,603. In foreign markets, the film made $31,100,000. Overall, the film made a total gross of $83,137,603 against its $21 million budget.

Critical response

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut received generally positive reviews from critics and fans. The film currently holds an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 94 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10 and a critic consensus that says "Its jokes are profoundly bold and rude but incredibly funny at the same time."

Awards

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Blame Canada". It managed to win a Best Original Score Award from the Chicago Film Critics Association. It also won many other awards including an MTV Movie Award for Best Song for Uncle F***a.

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