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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

South Park is a verbally vulgar farce.  Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman use the "F" word so often it becomes drab rather than shocking. The controversy which has arisen about the film is nothing compared to the anger, censorship, war and take over by Saddam Hussein and the devil which censorship creates in the film.  The film makes its point and Trey Parker, who is the Director/Producer/Creative & Writer, forces us to disregard the language with clever, interesting, comical use of situations and characters.

If "Frankly Scarlet, I don't give a dam" nearly kept Gone With the Wind from the screen, a great deal of progress has occurred in freedom of speech or we are headed down the slippery road toward a verbally crude society.

The film carries the copy cat vulgar language of the third graders to a giant absurd state which leads all the way to war with Canada. The film with the bad language the kids see is a Canadian production.

If the story were true I would be in a concentration camp, because my ancestors came from Canada.  We see a picture of Supreme Court Justice Marshall in the class room in which the attack on speech begins.  A censorship tool similar to the one used in A Clockwork Orange is implanted to prevent nasty speech; the Bijou theater will never be the same and we will probably see more of this over the top, on the edge comedy when this production makes serious money.

Look for Isaac Hayes as the voice of Chef; relax and appreciate the fine music score from Marc Shaiman.  The words are as clever as they are coarse.  Perhaps there are better ways to express creativity and challenge censorship, but they probably would not be funnier than South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

It is rated R for the constant use of four letter words.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


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