Slapped!: The Movie – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

I received a screening link from director/writer Alex Magaña for an honest opinion

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Slapped! The Movie is ridiculous in ways where, if you fit the demographic it is going for, you will swear it is the best comedy you’ve seen in a long time.


Director(s) Alex Magaña
Written By Alex Magaña, Matt Lowe
Date Released 10/9/2018
Genre(s) Comedy
Good If You Like Politically Incorrect Comedy

Gross-Out Humor

Noted Cast
Matt Matt Lowe
Alex Alex Magaña
Magic Mike Rodney Mason
Holly Alysse Fozmark

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Summary

When it comes to Matt and Alex, you couldn’t find more complete opposites. Alex has grown up without his own maternal figure, works out, lives on his own, is single, and is probably the most trusted person at his company. Matt, on the other hand, is dating someone, has two moms, who have babied him all his life and is lazy in both his personal and professional life. Yet, despite these differences, these two are friends. They work together, drink together, and after a homeless man, after caressing himself, smacks both, they switch bodies.

Which, in Freaky Friday fashion, was caused by the idea the other person had it best and someone overhearing the exchange. Thus leading to a whole lot of hijinks as they focus on adjusting to each other’s life than finding Magic Mike – the person who slapped them. Giving them both a new level of understanding.

Highlights

It’s All About Personality

While one could point out his moms spoiling him as a reason for his confidence, despite that, you have to love how comfortable Matt is with himself. Especially in terms of showing that size isn’t everything – weight wise. Hence why Alex is not only single but his only friend is Matt. Which I know isn’t anything new, there are a ton of heavyset guys like Matt out there.

However, I think it should be noted, just like women have complexes over their body and think if they were skinny, this or that, life would be better, so would men. So considering how Matt’s relationship is with his Holly, who loves him as he is, you have to appreciate that. For even though Matt is kind of an ass, it’s not at that point where you think this is more about fantasy than reality.

On The Fence

If You’re Into Stoner Comedies, Or Ones Which Do Not Wish To Be Politically Correct, This Is For You

There were so many moments when I thought to myself, if I was under the influence, I would be dying of laughter. For there is something about this movie which appeals to that immature kid in you. The one who finds dick jokes funny, little kids who curse, and characters who are over the top. Which is in this movie plenty. Dick jokes come in the form of people getting boners, the shock of a trans person revealing themselves, and people either randomly getting jacked off or smearing fake cum over their face. Yeah, it gets weird. But, if that kind of comedy appeals to you, the weirder this gets, the more interesting you’ll find it.

It’s Two Hours

I honestly can’t say you’ll sit down and finish this movie all in one shot. As funny as it is, and as much as it throws in a little sexual content to try to maintain your focus, you’ll slip every now and then. One reason for that is there isn’t a strong pursuit in addressing either character’s issues. Take Alex’s mom abandoning him. That little tidbit is dropped a little more than halfway through the movie and as much as you could imagine that giving the film something more to deliver than laughs, it doesn’t really get built on.

Making it where, if you become accustomed to the gross-out humor, you might start to stray away from your screen – if not the movie altogether.

Overall: Mixed (Divisive) | Watch On Amazon

Slapped! The Movie requires a certain sense of humor to enjoy. Otherwise, between the gross-out humor or politically incorrect comedy, you’ll find yourself walking away. Especially since it escalates as the movie goes on.

Hence the mixed label. Though the comedy doesn’t fully appeal to me, when I got over how gross some moments were, and just thought about how weird it must have been between actors to be in the situation, I laughed and laughed. Really making the only issues how long this film is, and that the sole thing it gives you is humor. These two things may test your ability to finish the film, especially if your sense of humor isn’t in tune with what Slapped! Is selling. But, if you like gross-out, politically incorrect, maybe even stoner comedy style humor, this movie is for you.


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New Jersey native Amari Sali takes the approach of more so being a media advisor than a critic to sort of fill in the gap left between casual fans of media and those who review productions for a living. Thus being open about bias while still giving enough insight, often with spoilers, to present whether something is worth seeing, buying, renting, streaming, or checking out at all.

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