Tromeo And Juliet

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

A grotesque, vulgar, smirking spoof filled with jokes on such sophisticated subjects as flatulence, mutilation, vomiting, phone sex, toilets and incest. If any of it were half as funny as it is tasteless, the picture might be good for a couple of low laughs. But it's not. Tromeo (Will Keenan), son of the impoverished Que family (his dad's name is Monty,...read more

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A grotesque, vulgar, smirking spoof filled with jokes on such sophisticated subjects as flatulence, mutilation, vomiting, phone sex, toilets and incest. If any of it were half as funny as it is tasteless, the picture might be good for a couple of low laughs. But it's not. Tromeo (Will Keenan), son of the impoverished Que family (his dad's name is Monty, ho ho) and Juliet (of the wealthy Capulets fall in love, ignoring the bloody feud that has divided their families since their fathers had a falling-out over the soft-core movie company they founded jointly. The basic story plays itself out more or less according to Shakespeare (until the happy ending, that is), but he would probably not have cared much for the embellishments: Juliet's nightmarish wet dreams of Fabio-esque hunks with mutant snakes for penises; Father Lawrence's (Flip Brown) smarmy pedophilia; gratuitous nipple-piercing; Juliet's transformation into a rubbery bovine hermaphrodite; the hot girl-girl action between Juliet and her maid; and the ubiquitous Troma in-jokes, which range from conspicuously placed posters promoting various tacky Troma triumphs -- SQUEEZE PLAY, CLASS OF NUKE `EM HIGH, DEF BY TEMPTATION et al. -- to costume-party guests garbed as the TOXIC AVENGER and SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D. At best, it sounds funnier than it is. Watch for Marlon Brando's son, sometime actor Stephen Blackehart, in the supporting role of Benny Que.

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A grotesque, vulgar, smirking spoof filled with jokes on such sophisticated subjects as flatulence, mutilation, vomiting, phone sex, toilets and incest. If any of it were half as funny as it is tasteless, the picture might be good for a couple of low laugh… (more)

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