The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
Probably more offensive than the actual TV show, and it is better written than the entire show. Mainly, this has to do with the fact the movie pretty much makes fun of the concept of Drawn Together, while ripping into Comedy Central as well. The movie has a lot of male and female nudity (animated), and this is because they don’t have the TV censors blocking out stuff anymore. Hell, you even get an extend scene with Foxxy Love swimming around topless for no apparent reason, which is a part of the joke. And, there is a lot of sex crammed into this 70-minute movie.
The Drawn Together crew wakes up like it is any other day. They start doing a reality show game (smashing puppies and kittens). After noticing not having their cuss words censored, Foxxy Love discovers that their reality show hasn’t been on the air for a few years and no one has been filming the show for a long time. This revelation turns their world upside down. Also, the “network” sends an ED-209 look alike to erase the Drawn Together cast out of existence.
What people don’t get is they’re trying to push the envelope because they have no censors in the DVD movie. The movie even directly remarks to all the criticisms it has received over the years. The humor ranges from crude to very clever. The story breaks the fourth wall all the time. And, cast listens to DVD commentary to discover a way out of a bad situation. This is probably one of the best jokes in the movie.
They seek answers from the show that took their place. It is a show called Suck My Taint Showl. Yes, and that’s what the show is about…kind of. The character’s name is also Suck My Taint Girl.
Suck My Taint Girl is a complete parody of South Park. The producers designed the Taint Girl just like a South Park character. She is crude but always dispenses advice. She has the key to Make-A-Point Land for the Drawn Together crew. Everyone in Make-A-Point land is also drawn in the South Park style. I’m more of a fan of South Park than Drawn Together, but I really enjoyed the ripping into South Park concept.
One of the jokes that didn’t work was Captain Hero carrying around a woman’s corpse around and trying to make love to it. Unfortunately, we see her body decay as the movie progresses. The joke is never funny. Even at the beginning when we watch him take her corpse out of a wake in front of her grieving family, it feels forced and mean. It’s not funny, it’s just sick.
However, the producers handled a certain death from a series regular early on fairly well. That character actually sacrifices themselves for the others in a heroic manner. I was surprised they even did it for that character.
Drawn Together the movie is flawed and sometimes too crude for its own good, but there are some things to really like about this short movie. Maybe with an extra ten minutes to give all the characters proper sendoffs would have fleshed out the story a bit more. Not a perfect movie, but it is entertaining.