Idiocracy

Idiocracy

DVD - 2006
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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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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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Anzelia
Feb 28, 2016

Great documentary!

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earlosatrun
Jan 24, 2016

Explains the popularity of Trump. He must have 'electrolytes'.

God help us all.

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booksmile
Sep 29, 2015

Quite offensive. A lot of lower income stereotypes and a horrifyingly common usage of the words "retarded" and "faggot".

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TheeAvebury
Sep 05, 2015

A sobering documentary about current times- apparently deepthunk is a member of the idiocracy.

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nl345 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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nl345 Jan 02, 2013

Other: Crude Humor, Bathroom humor

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