Scary Movie (2000)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Gross-Out Comedy, Slasher Film, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Jul 7, 2000 (USA), Jul 7, 2000 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Review by Karl Williams

Absurd, lowbrow gags form the basis for this crowd-pleasing comedy hit from co-writer and director Keenan Ivory Wayans, who finally makes a significant splash in the world of feature films after several lackluster efforts. While the relentless pace and the obsession with bodily functions, sex, and drug abuse will be familiar to fans of the Farrelly brothers, Scary Movie doesn't rise to the Farrellys' level. Particularly lacking is character development -- perhaps too strong a quibble for a film that's essentially a satire of the teen horror genre. Some sly attempts to slip socially relevant jokes into the proceedings are much appreciated, and overall Wayans has created (along with his co-starring brothers Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans) a reasonably funny if overly broad comedy that, while not particularly intelligent, meets the substandard requirements of its benighted, over-the-top genre.