There’s a lack of restraint in “Klown,” a dark Danish comedy that is both shocking and hilarious. Only the least-likely-to-be-offended among us should attend.
It’s the story of Frank, a nerdy guy with a promising girlfriend who has an annoying 12-year-old nephew, Bo.
Frank doesn’t particularly like kids, but when he learns his sweetheart is pregnant, he decides he’s going to prove to her that he’s father material by taking the boy on a canoeing trip, even though the kid doesn’t want to go.
Frank’s friend Casper is outraged when he learns Bo will be tagging along, since this was supposed to be their annual trip of debauchery away from their significant others.
I could tell you more, but it might ruin the horrifying experience of seeing just how low these men are willing to go. And let’s just say, they know no bounds, so you are forewarned.
But let’s also say that Frank might have some redeeming qualities, and Casper will not be dissuaded from his goals under almost any circumstance. The poor kid is forced to go along for the ride, but there is some positive ahead for him — just not before some intense humiliation.
Off the top of my head, I can only think of three people who would not be offended in some way by this movie; it’s that rough.
But for those three, it’ll be sickly hysterical.