You thought this would be the best and worst of 2016? Not just yet! I realized I had the opportunity to see two movies from 2016 that I wanted to add to the list and, as such, I have taken my opportunity. So this will be a fun little double feature that is meant clean up the rest of the movies. So here is a double feature review of Yoga Hosers and When the Bough Breaks.
When the Bough Breaks
This movie… This movie is so AMAZINGLY terrible! I am in love with just how absurd, stupid, and fun this fucking thing was. Please, don’t get me wrong. This movie is terrible! It is badly written, it is horribly contrived, it is stereotypical for the genre… But god damn did I enjoy it for its insanity, camp value, and Morris FUCKING Chestnut! Morris Chestnut needs to be in more movies, because this guy steals the damn show in this trainwreck of a plot. His charisma carries most of the film through some of the worst shit imaginable. Also the appearance of Luke Cage’s Theo Rossi was a pleasant surprise as well.
The plot of When the Bough Breaks is your standard thriller affair. John (Morris Chestnut) and Laura Taylor (Regina Hall) cannot conceive a child and are looking for a young woman to carry their embryo for them. Enter Anna Walsh (Jazz Sinclair) a seemingly normal girl who is willing to take on the burden. Of course, things are not as they seem as Sinclair becomes the stereotype of every thriller femme fatale villain in the history of the genre. John and Laura then must find a way to get their baby back from Anna while staying alive in the process.
Check this movie out. You have to see this. It is so stupid, but man it can be a lot of fun. Morris Chestnut is legit wonderful in this movie. Jazz Sinclair is hamming it up as a generic over sexed femme fatale. It is a delicious piece of deep fried oreos and I LOVE IT!
Final Score 2.5/5
Unlike When the Bough Breaks that I enjoyed the shit out of because it was insane garbage, Yoga Hosers was a movie I was supposed to be having an insane good time, but found myself underwhelmed and groaning from time to time. The sequel to Tusk and the precursor to the tour-de-force that is sure to be Moose Jaws, Yoga Hosers will stand as a weak link in the inventive career of Kevin Smith.
Colleen and Colleen (Lily-Rose Depp & Harley Quinn Smith), the two teenagers from the Eh to Zed in Tusk live the life of jaded teenagers. They are in a jam band that they practice during stories hours, are always on their phones, and are generally peeved at all of society. One day, Nazi bratwurst filled with sauerkraut show up to wreak havoc on Winnipeg. With the help of Guy LaPointe (Johnny Depp), Colleen and Colleen have to stop the Nazi Bratwurst and save the day.
There are some things that I like about this movie. I do enjoy the campy nature and I do enjoy the majority of Smith’s direction work. But tragically the jokes fall flat, the story of the outlandish Nazi do Nazi things and hijink ensues is so overplayed, and ultimately it just isn’t that fun. I get what Smith was going for, but tragically it just doesn’t work.
Final Score 1.5/5
Thank you for reading. Coming up, without any further ado will be the best and worst movies of 2016.