Impractical Jokers: The Movie
By Paul Anthony
I am sure you guys have heard of the show called Impractical Jokers on Tru Tv and now even on TBS at times as well. I have been a fan the show for a few years now and every free moment I get I watch the show, sometimes I know I seen the episode a few times doesn’t matter I watch it anyway. When I found out they were going to come out with a movie I knew I had to see it. However then I found out that the movie was going to be in select theaters, which made me nervous because here in Pittsburgh we don’t see too many movies that are on a limited release but we struck gold this time. The film was released in 380 theaters and we were lucky enough to have a few places showing it, so here I go to get watch one of my favorite shows on the big screen. before I break down the story let me say this, in it’s opening weekend it made 2.6 million dollars and nearly cracked the top ten. Mind you it missed out just by like a million dollars but the tenth film also was in 3 to 4 thousand more theaters so good job to them!
Now this where things will become a spoiler for those who haven’t watch the film just yet. The Movie blends storytelling and reality in on film. The story begins as the team is in high school and well out to a Paula Abdul concert, they get into trouble which pisses Paula off and she even knocks down a young Sal. 25 years later the jokers are at an Red Lobster eating and they run into Paula who doesn’t remember that night congrats them on their success and asks them to join her in Miami but she only gives them three passes instead of 4 which causes them to think of what to do and then they decide to do the challenges and whoever loses the most will be the odd ball out. The challenges are the reality part and trust me they are funny as hell. Well they are traveling they try to wonder what Murr does when he isn’t around them so each night one member visits Murr to see what he is up to and it is always some type of party. Long story short Murr is the one that loses the most and is left out which at the party the group realizes that without the four of them that it is just not the same. But little does the group know Murr plans on sneaking in which makes Paula remembers them which stuff gets crazy but the night ends and the Jokers relax on the beach where Joe tells them that Paula wants him to be her hype man but he turns it down to remain a joker. The team flies back without Murr who is attached to another plan as the plan does tricks.
Now I am mixed on the film as whole the storytelling part was hit and miss at times but the challenges were the funniest parts of the film. No doubt that the pranks and challenges are the jokers bread and butter. In the end I am giving it a good B plus film or 85 percent and would say if your looking for a good laugh, this is your film.