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Idiocracy

Idiocracy

Mike Judge (2006)

83min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Writer/director Mike Judge previously turned a satirical eye on American society with the antics of animated idiots Beavis and Butt-head and cult comedy Office Space. Here, he takes the dumbing-down of the USA to its logical extreme. Luke Wilson plays a US Army private who is declared the "most average" soldier and cryogenically frozen in a secret experiment. Something goes wrong and he wakes up 500 years later in a world so unremittingly stupid that he's the smartest man alive - but that's not hard when the president's a porn star wrestler. Judge's nightmarish vision of a lowest common denominator future where water has been replaced by an energy drink is hilarious, as well as depressingly believable. And although Wilson's everyman is a bit too much of a blank slate to really care about, the gaudy visuals and cynical gags more than compensate.

Summary

An ordinary soldier is chosen to take part in a secret scientific experiment in which he and a prostitute will be placed in hibernation for one year. However, the plan goes awry and the two guinea pigs awake to find themselves in the year 2505, where they are the most intelligent people in the world and must battle to save the human race from its own stupidity. Sci-fi comedy, with Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph and Dax Shepard.

Cast & Crew

Joe Bauers Luke Wilson
Rita Maya Rudolph
Frito Dax Shepard
President Camacho Terry Crews
Secretary of State David Herman
Narrator Earl Mann
Beef Supreme Andrew Wilson (1)
TBC Thomas Haden Church
Director Mike Judge
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Swearing. Available on: Available on DVD

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