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The three main characters in DELTA FARCE are written to be very goofy, somewhat crass and modestly vulgar and obscene. The violence is corny as well, with lots of shootouts and explosions but no one killed. DELTA FARCE is a modernized three stooges movie. Regrettably, modernizing means adding bad language, bathroom jokes and homosexual humor. The basic storyline is actually kind of cute and is good for a few chuckles, but Hollywood is finding it harder and harder to fill an hour and a half with clean comedy.
(Pa, B, Ho, LLL, VV, S, N, A, MM) Mixed pagan worldview where main characters pursue their pagan personal happiness are sucked into battle fighting for freedom from oppression, and to their credit they choose to fight for freedom, plus some homosexual jokes; a least 85 obscenities (no "f" words but many "a," "s" and "h" words and some "d" words), two GDs, four light profanities, and heavy bathroom humor; strong action and comic violence includes lots of gunfire and explosions but no one killed, and some hitting; some sex-related jokes (including homosexual related and some cross dressing) and allusions to fornication and references to unwed woman being pregnant, but no sexual activity; brief upper male nudity in one scene, brief partial rear male nudity when medic tends to man who has been wounded, some paintings on distant walls show bare-breasted women, and slight female cleavage; alcohol use (mostly beer and some tequila); no smoking; and, kidnapping, extortion, name calling, and bad role models.
DELTA FARCE is a corny comedy about three weekend reservists who believe they are being sent to Iraq but accidentally get dropped in Mexico. Larry (played by Larry the Cable Guy), Bill (played by Bill Engvall) and Everett (played by D. J. Qualls) are three military misfits who head off for weekend reserve duty only to find that a tough drill sergeant (Keith David) has been sent to get them in shape for immediate duty in Fallujah.
En route to the Middle East, the sergeant and his three stooges are dropped in Mexico. The sergeant appears to have died in the fall and is buried in a pile of dirt. The three soldiers take off in their Humvee to engage the enemy. Only after they chase some bandits out of a Mexican town thinking they have chased off terrorists do they discover they are in Mexico.
The humor in DELTA FARCE is a combination of slapstick, bathroom humor and cross-dressing. The three main characters are written to be very goofy, somewhat crass and modestly vulgar (no “f” words, but lots of “a” words). The violence is corny as well, with lots of shootouts and explosions but no one killed in the whole movie. Even the supposedly dead sergeant pops up out of his dirt pile and takes off after his troops.
DELTA FARCE is a modernized three stooges movie. Regrettably, modernizing means adding bad language, bathroom jokes and homosexual humor. The basic storyline is actually kind of cute and is good for a few chuckles, but Hollywood is finding it harder and harder to fill an hour and a half with clean comedy. Pixar does it well and has an amazing record of success. It would be great for audiences and box office receipts if other studios learned to take a great story, pace it properly and make it entertaining throughout without resorting to objectionable material.