BLUE COLLAR COMEDY TOUR

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Release Date: January 10, 2003

Starring: Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall,
Ron White, and Larry the Cable
Guy

Genre: Documentary/Comedy Concert

Audience: Older teenagers and adults
REVIEWER: Lisa A. Rice BLUE
COLLAR COMEDY TOUR enlightens
audiences with such things as
Jeff Foxworthy's vocabulary
lesson on brand new redneck
words such as "aorta" ("Aorta
cut that grass down over
yonder"), and "initiate" ("My
wife ate two pizzas initiate a
whole bag o' chips"). Jeff and
his three buddies, Bill
Engvall ("Here's your (stupid)
sign!"), Ron White and Larry
the Cable Guy, are filmed on
their tour of the Midwest, and
specifically, their Phoenix
performance. The film crew
follows these comedic friends
and intercuts between fishing
trips, stops at the mall (to
purchase bodily-function
noise-makers and follow
patrons around with it), and
their onstage comedy
sets. Much of the movie is
genuinely good, clean humor.
For instance, Ron White tells
about his airplane losing an
engine one time. The guy
sitting next to him asked him
how far he thought the other
engine would take them. Ron
answered, "All the way to the
scene of the crash. As a
matter of fact, we'll probably
beat the paramedics by half an
hour!" Ron also talks about
the DeBeers diamond cutters
and their latest advertisement
slogan, which says something
like, "Leave her speechless."
"Let's get honest, folks," Ron
says, "All they're saying is
'Diamonds. . . that'll shut
'er up!'" Ron digresses a bit
as he talks about watching
televangelist Robert Tilton
the other day. He tells how
Robert said, "There's a man
out there who's depressed."
Ron says he perked up. "He's
drinking and smoking." Ron
leaned forward farther.
"That's me," he thought. "And,
he's sitting in a yellow
beanbag chair." "Wow!"
exclaimed Ron. "And someone
wants to give me a thousand
dollars." "Sheesh," said Ron,
"that was a close one. . .
Thought it was me for a
minute!" Bill Engvall does his
classic, "Here's your sign,"
referring to stupid people who
ask very obvious questions,
like "You goin' skiing?" when
you're clearly loading ski
equipment, and "How'd she
die?" at the funeral of a
104-year-old. He talks about
his recent trip in an RV,
which he says means "ruins
vacations," and he tells how
he instructs the boys that
want to date his teenage
daughter. He says, "If you've
got any impure thoughts about
my baby daughter here, I just
need to let you know that I
got no problem going back to
prison." The film follows the
four buddies traipsing through
Bass Pro Shop with Larry the
Cable Guy dressed in
camouflage trying to hide
right before their eyes. Very
funny! The movie has many
rude and raunchy parts,
however, including a tour of
Victoria's Secrets, a
discussion of a rehearsal
dinner at Hooter's, jokes
about sex, and many portrayals
of and humorous discussions
about alcohol. The least
offensive comedian in the gang
by far is Jeff Foxworthy. He
is a believer in real life,
and he is on the board of the
Christian school in Atlanta.
Thus, he keeps his
almost-all-the-way humor
clean, but his buddies feel no
such compunction. They use
offensive language, including
some mindless taking the name
of the Lord in vain,
homosexual joking, rude body
humor, and subtle put-downs of
women throughout their
monologues. There were a few
parts of the comedy sketches
that referred to the fear of
God, getting saved, the joy of
longevity in marriage, and the
protecting of family members.
Overall, though, the movie is
not for the easily offended or
those who do not appreciate
the "art" of redneck
humor. Please address your
comments to: Barry M. Meyer,
Chairman/CEO Warner Bros.,
Inc. 4000 Warner
Blvd. Burbank, CA
91522-0001 Phone: (818)
954-6000 Website:
www.movies.warnerbros.com

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 115 minutes

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Director: C. B. Harding

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(PaPa, C, LL, SS, Ho, AA, DD, MM) Worldy outlook with comedians joking about women, drinking, being tossed out of bars, etc., as well as some Christian elements with comedian referring to relative getting saved, comedians saying "God bless you" often, one almost non-offensive joke about a televangelist; 18 obscenities, seven profanities and much scatological humor; plenty of sexual humor and homosexual humor; alcohol and smoking depicted throughout comedy sets and plenty of drinking jokes; and, miscellaneous immorality includes disrespectful jokes about women.

GENRE: Documentary/Comedy Concert

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Summary:

BLUE COLLAR COMEDY TOUR follows Jeff Foxworthy and his three buddies around town and on stage as they present their comedy sketches in Phoenix. With many amusing and relatable stories and jokes, the movie is marred by base humor, foul language, sexual talk, and the not-so-subtle endorsement of alcohol and smoking.

Review:

BLUE COLLAR COMEDY TOUR enlightens audiences with such things as Jeff Foxworthy's vocabulary lesson on brand new redneck words such as "aorta" ("Aorta cut that grass down over yonder"), and "initiate" ("My wife ate two pizzas initiate a whole bag o' chips").

Jeff and his three buddies, Bill Engvall ("Here's your (stupid) sign!"), Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy, are filmed on their tour of the Midwest, and specifically, their Phoenix performance. The film crew follows these comedic friends and intercuts between fishing trips, stops at the mall (to purchase bodily-function noise-makers and follow patrons around with it), and their onstage comedy sets.

Much of the movie is genuinely good, clean humor. For instance, Ron White tells about his airplane losing an engine one time. The guy sitting next to him asked him how far he thought the other engine would take them. Ron answered, "All the way to the scene of the crash. As a matter of fact, we'll probably beat the paramedics by half an hour!" Ron also talks about the DeBeers diamond cutters and their latest advertisement slogan, which says something like, "Leave her speechless." "Let's get honest, folks," Ron says, "All they're saying is 'Diamonds. . . that'll shut 'er up!'"

Ron digresses a bit as he talks about watching televangelist Robert Tilton the other day. He tells how Robert said, "There's a man out there who's depressed." Ron says he perked up. "He's drinking and smoking." Ron leaned forward farther. "That's me," he thought. "And, he's sitting in a yellow beanbag chair." "Wow!" exclaimed Ron. "And someone wants to give me a thousand dollars." "Sheesh," said Ron, "that was a close one. . . Thought it was me for a minute!"

Bill Engvall does his classic, "Here's your sign," referring to stupid people who ask very obvious questions, like "You goin' skiing?" when you're clearly loading ski equipment, and "How'd she die?" at the funeral of a 104-year-old. He talks about his recent trip in an RV, which he says means "ruins vacations," and he tells how he instructs the boys that want to date his teenage daughter. He says, "If you've got any impure thoughts about my baby daughter here, I just need to let you know that I got no problem going back to prison."

The film follows the four buddies traipsing through Bass Pro Shop with Larry the Cable Guy dressed in camouflage trying to hide right before their eyes. Very funny!

The movie has many rude and raunchy parts, however, including a tour of Victoria's Secrets, a discussion of a rehearsal dinner at Hooter's, jokes about sex, and many portrayals of and humorous discussions about alcohol.

The least offensive comedian in the gang by far is Jeff Foxworthy. He is a believer in real life, and he is on the board of the Christian school in Atlanta. Thus, he keeps his almost-all-the-way humor clean, but his buddies feel no such compunction. They use offensive language, including some mindless taking the name of the Lord in vain, homosexual joking, rude body humor, and subtle put-downs of women throughout their monologues.

There were a few parts of the comedy sketches that referred to the fear of God, getting saved, the joy of longevity in marriage, and the protecting of family members. Overall, though, the movie is not for the easily offended or those who do not appreciate the "art" of redneck humor.

Please address your comments to:

Barry M. Meyer, Chairman/CEO

Warner Bros., Inc.

4000 Warner Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Phone: (818) 954-6000

Website: www.movies.warnerbros.com

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