Eric Andre

Bad Trip (2020)

Bad Trip (2020)

Netflix Movie

Director:

Kitao Sakurai

Writers:

Eric André

Kitao Sakurai

Andrew Barchilon

Dan Curry

Starring:

Eric André

Tiffany Haddish

Lil Rel Howery

Michaela Conlin

Blurb:

This mix of a scripted buddy comedy road movie and a real hidden camera prank show follows the outrageous misadventures of two buds stuck in a rut who embark on a cross-country road trip to NYC. The storyline sets up shocking real pranks.

Review:

I never really got into the Jackass movies or TV show and I only kind of like Sacha Baron Cohen stuff. I’ve seen them, but it wasn’t for me. Bad Trip, on the other hand, was freaking hilarious. It had enough of those types of gags, without going too far, and there was a “story.” They weren’t mean to people with their pranks. Well, mostly not mean.

I’m a fan of Tiffany Haddish after watching Girl Trip, and I absolutely loved her parts of the movie. Watching a clip where she escaped from prison is what brought Bad Trip to my attention. I laughed through this movie. There were a few moments when I was afraid that the people in the South would play into stereotypes, but for the most part, they didn’t. I was happy about that, and I don’t want to know if it took multiple takes to get there.

There was only one skit that I rolled my eyes at, but it was amusing enough not to be a deal-breaker. It was more of a there is no way anyone thought that was real sort of thing.

All in all, I really liked it.

4/5

Man Seeking Woman (2015-?)

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Network:

FXX

Starring:

Jay Baruchel

Eric André

Britt Lower

Plot: A naive romantic goes on a desperate quest for love when his longtime girlfriend dumps him.

Review:

Bizzare. That’s the word that kept coming to mind while I watched this show. I liked the very literal representation of things. When his sister set him up with a troll it was an actual troll. When his ex-girlfriend started going out with someone new it was really Hitler.

There was no voice over telling you what he was thinking it was all visually represented, which was fun. I laughed out loud a couple times but it didn’t leave me wanting more immediately. I’ll probably watch a couple more episodes, but I’m not sure if it will become a permanent addition to my TV schedule. 3/5