Movie Review: Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It

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Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It (2014)

18A 95 min  –  Comedy | Crime | Drama  –  18 April 2014 (Canada)

Ratings: 8.1/10 from 222 users
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

Recently out of jail and completely broke, Julian has a plan to get outrageously rich. However, he first has to deliver his product to Montreal where his rival Cyrus is waiting to close the… See full summary »


Mike Clattenburg


Mike Clattenburg, Mike O’Neill


John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith | See full cast and crew »

Initial Thoughts:

I’m a fan of Trailer Park Boys, I’ve watched the show for years, saw the first two movies, so of course I saw this one opening weekend. I know the show is stupid and it’s making fun of people who live in trailer parks (which I don’t but I could see how someone might possibly be offended) but it’s consistently funny and actually has some nice values hidden away in it.

Main Points:

So they guys are struggling away as usual, not a lot has changed in the Sunnyvale trailer park but this time they set out the road (eventually). Bubbles has inherited a house, Julian has a deal to make in Montreal and Ricky wants to go to Ottawa to stop pot from being legalized (because he’s selling it naturally).

Things are a little slow getting started, Bubbles has some funny moments but you really feel sad for him at the beginning. He’s the only character who perhaps doesn’t deserve all the trouble he’s had with Ricky and Julian, he just doesn’t have anyone else and is rather easy to convince at times.

Once the boys get on the road the story picks up and I started laughing. Oh I should also say this movie has two surprises, rather than do a spoiler alert I’ll just say I enjoyed both of them (one is at the beginning and the other the end). We learn a little more about Bubbles and see the strength of friendship the three of them have.  I am also curious to see how season 8 and 9 will turn out on Netflix.

Final Thoughts:

Sadly this is the last appearance of Phil Collins as the actor Richard Collins died just before the end of this movie in 2013, he’ll be missed. I enjoyed this movie, while I didn’t find it as funny as Countdown to Liquor day, it is certainly a worthy entry in the series. I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys the TV show and the other movies but certainly not to anyone under 17. A strong 7/10 from me. Until next time (which will be a book review), have a good one all.


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