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The strangest and most awkwardly funny sex comedy of the year arrives on Blu-ray....
Image / 92 Minutes / 2010 / Rated R / Street Date: September 25, 2012
I've been told that being Danish - or having thorough familiarity with modern Danish culture - helps in the act of appreciating Klown. A continuation of sorts from the hit comedy series of the same name, this excruciating road-trip movie is heavy on national in-jokes to the point where without zipping over to the computer every once in a while to connect a cameo performer's face to a name, viewers might find themselves out of the loop.
So, in approaching Klown simply as a zany. humorous import, it's fair to say that things here are awkward. Taking a cue from the Seinfeld canon, Klown wants to find truth (and laughs) in its characters' faults and flaws: as Frank (Frank Hyam) and Casper (Casper Christensen) take a canoe trip, it becomes clear very early on that the movie is pointedly hard to watch.
That doesn't mean there isn't rampant success here - even for those of us who are only picking up on one tenth of the humor within Klown's structure. As these two men head off on their stag adventure - they oh so gallantly refer to it as 'The Tour de Pussy' - we watch them debase themselves in attempts at courtship with women of all shapes, sizes, and creeds: hell, they even embark upon a particularly "unique" threesome that is both laugh-out-loud funny and a major bonershrinker. Alas, this seems to be what Klown wants to inspire in its audience, so let's call it an almost unwatchable comedy near-classic.