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MOVIE REVIEW: FTN reviews The Hardy Bucks Movie

February 24th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

The Hardy Bucks Movie (18)
Directed by: Mike Cockayne
Starring: Martin Maloney, Chris Tordoff & Owen Colgan

For those of you stateside who have not heard of The Hardy Bucks, it is an Irish Mockumentary TV show similar to The Trailer Park Boys. It is set in a small town in the West of Ireland and follows the mis-adventures of five lads who drink, smoke, fight and dream of making it to the big smoke – Galway. The Hardy Bucks started out as a series of You Tube videos but after winning a competition called Storyland, ran by Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE, they got their own TV series. The boys have a very loyal fan base and have now hit the big screen.

This is a road trip movie which sees the lads head off to Poland to watch Ireland play Poznan in the Euros. They stop off in Amsterdam on route to Poland where French Toast and Eddie land themselves in trouble with gangsters after a night of partying which neither can remember the details of… The Viper meets two ladies and brings them back to his camper not realising their ‘profession’ and The Boo undertakes some research in the Red light District while Buzz and Salmon have their own little adventure there.

From the word go, this movie is laugh out loud funny. The thing we all need to remember is these guys are not professional actors and yet they play these characters like pros. The Irish humour is captured perfectly but they also go to places with their comedy that you would not normally see in an Irish movie. I think this movie will introduce them to a whole new audience who may not have seen them before. Personally I can’t wait for the next movie!

4 out of 5 Nerds

FTN’S Rita at the premiere with Boo, Tom Kilgallon, and Buzz, Owen Colgan

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