Idiocracy

Idiocracy

DVD - 2006 | Widescreen
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Joe Bowers is an average Joe. He is not the sharpest tool in the shed. He becomes part of a government experiment to go into hibernation. The experiment goes awry and Bowers awakens in the year 2505 to find a society so dumbed-dowm by mass commercialism and mindless TV programming that he's become the smartest guy on the planet. Now it's up to this average Joe to get human evolution back on the right track.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVDC IDIOC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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MontMoroc
Sep 05, 2018

Very insightful look at where we as a society could wind up... Mike Judge has definitely hit the nail on the head with this satirical look at where we seem to be going as a society.

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akirakato
Apr 27, 2018

Directed by Mike Judge in 2006, this stupid comedy delves into the dumbtopia.
If you think you're stupid enough, this flick is for you.
If you'd like to waste your time, this is just for you.
If you'd like to see a stupid world, you for sure must see this film.
If you wanna laugh your head off to death, this is a must-see.
In any road I laughed my head off to become the dumbest person in the whole world.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This movie is very funny, but given the current state of the world, also very scary.

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reginator_22
Jan 28, 2018

Just ok.

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Calvacade
Sep 29, 2017

Mike Judge has a gift for delivering brutal satire in the trappings of low comedy.
Though director Judge was given very little money to make this film and was deterred from getting a proper release from 20th Century Fox, there's plenty to be excited about in this comedic look at pure chaos. Looking at the degeneration of the American populace in the next one thousand years, Judge writes with a flourish, an excess of profanities, and a thoughtful look to the future.
There are so many complexities to the levels of understanding of the future and the way in which it is represented, that this film, for all its dullard sensibilities and lewd language, is as thought provoking as any film about dystopias and the erosion of our societal standards.

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Vrouk
Sep 07, 2017

A 20 minute sketch that just wouldn't end. The jokes were bland, and it really had nothing more to say other than "people are getting dumber". It wasn't clever in any of the ways they showed it, and it was so completely boring. It's a real shame since there are a lot of talented people involved in this project... and Dax Shepard. Maybe that should've been a red flag. He's a nice guy, but I'm not sure he's been in a good film.

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stlblues2016
Jul 05, 2017

What a stupid movie with lame jokes and stupid satire.

Marinetti Jan 12, 2017

Excellent satirical comedy that takes direct aim at contemporary society.

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stephen_r_ferg
Aug 08, 2016

IDIOCRACY has become sort of a cult classic. Personally I found it funny. I think if you liked, say, OFFICE SPACE, you'll enjoy it.

METhompson Apr 27, 2016

I was pretty disappointed, I thought this was going to be funny. I expected language and other offensive stuff, and I don't care for that stuff-but they were advertising it that way so I knew it already. Wasn't really even very funny, though. The trailer was better-most of the funny stuff was there, and a lot of the crud was not. Plus it was shorter. Waste of my time.

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nl345 Jan 02, 2013

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nl345 Jan 02, 2013

Other: Crude Humor, Bathroom humor

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reginator_22
Jan 28, 2018

Narrator: As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.

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