Impractical Jokers: The Movie stars James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulvano, also known as the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, playing themselves in a fictional story of a humiliating high school mishap from the early nineties. Featuring appearances from Paula Abdul, Jaden Smith, and Joey Fatone, the movie combines the fictional narrative with real life footage of over-the-top punishments and callbacks to classic moments from the series. Once the Impractical Jokers hit the road, they compete in hidden camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and find redemption.
I will start off saying that I am not a fan of the TV show but my 16-year-old son is. That shouldn’t be that much of a shock to most since the comedy troupe is known for their immature bits and of course impractical jokes. That being said, I went in not knowing too much about them or the premise of this movie.
The guys are playing themselves in a fictional story from their lives that includes a Paula Abdul concert that they can’t get tickets to but end up getting in with fake IDs. This is sort of how all of their antics began since they dare Murr to get her phone number. Years later they run into Paula Abdul again and it turns out she is a fan of them from TV.
The whole movie is a series of pranks, shocker, cause that’s their whole schtick, but frankly, I didn’t find and of it funny. It just wasn’t my thing and maybe of I was a fan of the show and liked this type of humor I might have liked it more. If you are fans of the show I have a feeling that you will love it.
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