What the hell is Idle Hands? Is it a stoner-slanted comedy? Well, there's stoners in it, but it's not very funny. Is it a slasher flick? Hardly, there's not a scare in the thing. A Gen X teen romance? Well, if the romance here lights your candle you probably get a buzz pressing yourself against the spin-cycle. No, there's just one object this flick has in mind... to be gross. End.And to that end it succeeds. It's disgusting enough to chase at least six people out of the tiny audience that shared the screen with this reviewer and frankly I don't blame them. Who the hell wants to feel their lunch coming up when we paid for entertainment?
The story goes that a stoner jerk suddenly finds his hand has a life of its own. An eville life. When he discovers his parents butchered and his errant hand kills his two best buds (who like to smoke best buds) he figures things are awry. Ya think?
In the midst of this comes the gorgeous gal across the road who decides to date stoner guy despite the fact that his hand keeps coming at her with knives. And then the dead buds come to life as zombies. And then Vivica A. Fox does the most disgusting thing of all. She takes a cameo. My God, even in a movie where everything involved is disgusting and stupid, Vivica somehow manages to overact, undertime and generally make the audience do that funny sideways titled head thing that a puppy does when you tell him "roll over and breakdance." As a tough-as-nails high priestess on the hunt for the hand in a campervan with a heavy-metal-kid in tow, Fox makes Bunny Breckenridge of Plan 9 From Outer Space fame look like Larry fucking Olivier.
Okay. So someone took a lot of time working the kinks out of this epic, huh?IT'S A PIECE OF SHIT! I know, I know, such vulgarity doesn't sit nicely, BUT IT IS! It's crap. Utter waste of time and money. Did I miss something? Was this an attempt at schlock? No. This was a rushed, ill-conceived, ill-considered bucket of ill. Avoid like Satan.