StoryIf you've seen Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, then you know the entire plot of Scary Movie. That's okay, though, because this is a parody, and it helps to know the story in order to be able to get the jokes. No, the biggest surprise here is not the story as much as the amount of full-frontal male nudity. Really, in addition to all the dick jokes (and the ass jokes and fart jokes), there's a couple of shots of the male member, one of which is erect and used as a weapon. Scary Movie somehow ended up with an R rating, which in a sense is groundbreaking; perhaps our ratings board is loosening up after all.
But is it funny? That's the most important question, and the answer to that is yes. In the vein of Airplane!, with a dash of the Farrelly brothers, Scary Movie keeps throwing jokes at you one after another. The law of averages says some of them have to hit, and enough of them do to keep the movie entertaining. Unlike the makers of Airplane!, however, the Wayans brothers aren't making this movie out of a love of the genre, and unlike the Farrelly brothers, they don't make fun of *bleep* people with any sort of respect, so the humor throughout feels a lot uglier. Still, there are enough funny scenes in Scary Movie to make the viewing experience worthwhile. Special credit must go to Lochlyn Munro as Greg, the over-the-top jock, who steals the movie up until the time he's gotta die.--Andy Spletzer
|Carmen Electra||Drew Decker|
|Dave Sheridan||Doofy Gilmore|
|Karen Kruper||Drew's Mom|
|Anna Faris||Cindy Campbell|
|Jon Abrahams||Bobby Prinze|
|Regina Hall||Brenda Meeks|
|Marlon Wayans||Shorty Meeks|
|Shannon Elizabeth||Buffy Gilmore|
|Cheri Oteri||Gail Hailstorm|
|Lochlyn Munro||Greg Phillippe|
|Shawn Wayans||Ray Wilkins|
|Kurt Fuller||The Sheriff|
|David L. Lander||Principal 'Squiggy' Squiggman|
|Keenen Ivory Wayans||Slave|
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- Genre: Comedy Movies
- Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
- Producer: Buena Vista
- Length: 1 hr. 28 min.
- Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Theatrical Release North America Jul 7, 2000 Europe Sep 8, 2000 Japan Sep 2, 2000 Australia Aug 31, 2000
Ratings North America R Europe 18 Japan PG-12 Australia MA
DVD Release North America Aug 5, 2003