Film / Freddy Got Fingered

"The day may come when this movie is seen as a masterpiece of neo-surrealism. The day may never come when it is seen as funny."
Roger Ebert, who put this on his most hated list.

Freddy Got Fingered is a 2001 comedy film written, directed by and starring Tom Green, who had just completed season four of The Tom Green Show.

The film shows the cartoonist Gord Brody (Green) heading to Los Angeles to obtain a contract for a television series. But the producer tells him, quite rightly, that his ideas don't make any sense, forcing him to go back home, to the chagrin of his father.

This film provides examples of:

  • Bestiality Is Depraved: He does it twice. One of the many, many Golden Raspberry Awards the film received was for "Worst Onscreen Couple: Tom Green and any animal he abuses."
  • Butt Monkey: Andy Malloy, a young child who has a horrific injury happen to him every time he appears.
  • The Cameo: Tom Green's then-fiancé Drew Barrymore has a few appearances as Dave Davidson's secretary.
    • Also, Shaquille O'Neal as Gord's mom's new boyfriend.
  • Cassandra Truth: After Gord makes the titular accusation against his dad, his (adult) brother Freddy is immediately taken away by Child Protective Services and sent to live in an orphanage for abused children, despite his repeated attempts to explain that Gord's accusations are untrue.
  • The Cast Show Off: Tom Green did all of his own stunts and skateboarding. It was actually a huge risk because any injuries he might have suffered would've cost the film it's star and director.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Gord could be the Logical Extreme of this trope, to the point that many viewers aren't sure if he has some sort of mental illness.
  • Deranged Animation: Gord's attempts at cartoons.
  • Escapist Character: Gord. Despite getting rejected from his dream job and abused by his dad, he still gets a hot girlfriend who would rather give him blowjobs than go out to expensive places; and in the end he gets to be an animator anyway, which pays him $1 million dollars upfront (and it's implied that he didn't have to do anything outside of creating the characters) and gained him a cult following.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title is a reference to Gord's false accusation that his father had molested his older brother, Freddy, which never actually happened.
  • Fan Disservice: The entire movie, pretty much. Rip Torn's ass in particular.
  • Flat "What.": When the initial accusation of molestation is made, Gord's dad comes back with a disbelieving "...say what."
  • Flushing Toilet, Screaming Shower: Subverted. Gord's dad flushes the toilet while Gord is in the shower on purpose to try and get him with this. Gord turns out to be showering in full scuba gear.
  • Hero Antagonist: Gord's dad.
  • Hypocrite: Gord falsely accues his father of molesting his brother, but he's done the same thing to both a horse and an elephant.
  • I'm Okay!: Andy after getting chopped to pieces by plane propellers. Supposedly to avoid an NC-17 rating.
  • Insult Backfire: From a deleted scene:
    Jim: Nale, you suck!
    Nale: What?
    Jim: You suck cock!
    Nale: Well yeah!