Arts & Entertainment

A FEW LESS MEN

The sequel to 2011’s A Few Best Men quintessentially demonstrates the extreme level of difficulty in maintaining freshness and hilarity in a comedy.

The film follows the continuing misadventures of David (Xavier Samuel), Tom (Kris Marshall) and Graham (Kevin Bishop), as they attempt to transport the corpse of their friend Luke to London.

Crudeness prevails as an overload of toilet humour, genuinely unfunny gags and ludicrous scenarios are unleashed upon unsuspecting audiences.

The laughs diminish quickly as the comedy flatlines and sinks into uncharted depths of idiocy with deplorable storylines which involve an encounter with an oversexed elderly lady and a cross-dressing tea party where the corpse is dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz!

Acting careers are not strengthened by roles in such films and appearances by Jeremy Sims, Deborah Mailman and Ryan Core in supporting roles could not save this train wreck.

There’s a sugar-sweet message delivered in the finale that true friends must accept each other for what they are, but ultimately this was too little too late.

This lamentable and shameless ploy to cash in on the success of the original film should never have been produced and has rightfully earned its place in the hall of shame. (MMo)

★1/2

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