Review by Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Though the Trailer Park Boys have been off the air since 2008 Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith have nevertheless remained busy. What with a pair of TPB Films, The Drunk and Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour, and a Series of Independent Projects, Fans of the Trio have had plenty to watch.
Swearnet is their latest. It’s a self-explanatory Title really, but to clear things up, Swearnet is a curse word-friendly Network funded by crooked cash and fueled by idiocy. Online it is home to an array of vulgar Videos; onscreen it is the Story scripted to sale this crass concept. And the Story goes a little something like this…
JP and Robb roll on screen with babes in tow and a need for speed. But before the duo can ride off into the sunset (with the Ken Doll remains of JP‘s recently deceased Father), Smith interjects with his ideas of grandeur. Swearnet, he tells them, will reignite their careers and free them from the network stranglehold. Though they resist a first, they are forced in time. Smith furthermore makes their coerced cooperation a life threatening burden. His under the table deals with a pair of circus freaks lead them, and “Swearman” Pat Roach, to bare all for the camera… literally.
And so an array of obscene words and gestures are fired off, and one semi-erect penis is flung out. It’s juvenile, but it’s humorous. Evidence that even when the Boys are outside the Park they can still offer up a bevy of laughs. But hold on… until the Credits roll, because after the first few names fly by a few familiar faces show up. Go and see for yourself how familiar they are, because if you’re a fan of the sundry stories of Sunnyvale, this here is prep for tales yet to come.
eOne Films release SWEARNET on Friday, August 29, 2014.