WITLESS PROTECTION Add To My Top 10

Crude Humor Is Indeed Witless

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Release Date: February 22, 2008

Starring: Larry the Cable Guy, Yaphet Kotto, Ivana Milicevic, Jenny McCarthy, Peter Stormare, and Eric Roberts

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 97 minutes

Distributor: Lionsgate

Director: Charles Robert Carner

Executive Producer: Thomas J. Busch

Producer: Alan Blomquist and J. P. Williams

Writer: Charles Robert Carner

Address Comments To:

Jon Feltheimer, CEO
Lionsgate AKA Lions Gate Films
(Roadside Attractions)
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(PaPa, B, PC, LLL, VV, SS, N, A, D, M) Strong pagan worldview with some very light moral elements, and snobbish woman makes a politically correct comment about impeaching President George Bush; 34 obscenities, two strong profanities, three light profanities, and lots of scatological humor, including images of horse dung and man falling face first into horse dung; strong comic violence such as deputy sheriff takes witness away from federal agents who turn out to be crooked, deputy binds witness to keep her from running, pratfalls, polo game with men falling off horses, gunfire, gunshot smashes truck window, car engine falls on man’s hand, man knocked out with statue, slapping and hitting, and men fight and wrestle; no sex scenes but strong sexual references to intercourse, oral sex, petting, and masturbation; shots of female cleavage, upper male nudity and naked man gets cavity search but no rear or frontal nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, kidnapping, stealing and corrupt FBI agent.

Summary:

WITLESS PROTECTION stars Larry the Cable Guy as a country lawman who helps a beautiful witness outwit her evil boss and a crooked FBI agent. WITLESS PROTECTION is filled with crude and lame humor, including vulgar references to sex, body parts and bodily functions.

Review:

WITLESS PROTECTION sometimes tries to rise above its crude lowbrow humor but keeps falling back into the muck.

The movie stars Larry the Cable Guy as Deputy Sheriff Larry Stalder, a country lawman who is smarter than he seems. Larry wants to become a federal lawman, but previous efforts have led to disaster.

One day, while hanging out with his friends and his waitress girlfriend, Connie, in the local diner, he sees a beautiful city girl accompanied by men in suits and dark glasses. He thinks the men might be kidnappers, so he steals the girl, whose name is Madeline, and takes off with her in his truck.

Larry finds out that the men are FBI agents and Madeline is the only witness against her former boss, a crooked businessman named Arthur Grimsley. Even so, Larry keeps the girl, because he believes the FBI agents are not following procedure. They must be crooked, he tells Madeline.

Larry’s suspicions turn out to be true. He fakes Madeline’s death and infiltrates Grimsley’s social circle to find a computer disk that will support her testimony.

WITLESS PROTECTION is filled with crude and lame humor, including vulgar references to sex, body parts and bodily functions. Despite all the stupidity, there are some intelligent moments where Larry displays his detective abilities and outwits the bad guys. Those moments are few and far between, however.

In Brief:

WITLESS PROTECTION stars Larry the Cable Guy as Deputy Larry Stalder, a country lawman who is smarter than he seems. Larry wants to become a federal lawman, but previous efforts have failed. While hanging out with his friends and his waitress girlfriend, Connie, in the local diner, he sees a beautiful city girl accompanied by men in suits and dark glasses. He thinks they might be kidnappers, so he kidnaps the girl, whose name is Madeline. Larry discovers the men are indeed FBI agents and Madeline is the only witness against her former boss, a crooked businessman named Arthur Grimsley. Even so, Larry keeps the girl, because he believes the FBI agents are not following procedure. They must be crooked, he thinks. Larry’s suspicions turn out to be true. He fakes Madeline’s death and infiltrates Grimsley’s circle to find a computer disk supporting her testimony.

WITLESS PROTECTION is filled with crude humor, including vulgar references to sex, body parts and bodily functions. Despite all the stupidity, there are some intelligent moments where Larry displays his detective abilities and outwits the bad guys. Those moments are few and far between, however.