Trailer Park Boys:Countdown to Liquor Day
The trio of John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith have done some amazing things over the years. The work fans love and remember them most for is the Trailer Park Boys series. Already with one film under its belt, they decided to make a second film a few years later. Here's my review of Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor day.
Plot: The boys return from jail to find the park has deteriorated, with a brand new park being created beside it. They attempt a series of get rich quick schemes and robberies, while a freshly drunk Lahey threatens to derail their plans.
Thoughts: As with the first film, nothing too daring or drastically changes from the television show as far as the plot is concerned. In some cases its bad, but it works well here. This films plot has a slower buildup but its an enjoyable one.
Acting: While all of the major characters actors returned , this film was more focused on Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Randy and Mr. Lahey. All of the actors did a great job, John Paul Tremblay did show a little more dramatic depth at times. I'd have to say that John Dunsworth definitely took it up a notch as Jim Lahey this time around, getting crazier and acting drunker than ever before.
What I liked: This film had a bit more drama and tension put into it than the TV show and first film. Mixing the comedy and slight drama in made for a good film watching experience.
What I Disliked: The ending seemed a bit rushed. There is so much crammed into the last half hour that it has a feeling of craziness and is so hectic.
Overall: Countdown to Liquor Day is a fun movie. It feels a little uneven in places, but I wouldnt say it hindered my film watching experience. I enjoyed the film for its laughs and that it tried something a little different from its usual formula.
Final Grade: B+