There’s not a whole lot to say about the plot that doesn’t involve giving away all the jokes, but I will say, it feels much more coherent than other comedies of this style (basically all Will Ferrell films). I really appreciate that there seemed to be a lot of thought put into the script.
I really love Hot Rod. It might be dumb jokes but it’s very smart comedy in the sense that it all works together to both be essential to the plot and be funny. There are a lot of other failed films where they try to put jokes into it to make it funnier but they just feel out of place and fall flat whereas here they feel organic. The cast, with smaller roles by Will Arnet and Chris Parnell, was almost perfectly put together and it is what pushes this film to a higher level. This genre could be easily underappreciated because there are so many films that trying to exploit it; but when done right, as it is here, it’s one of my favorite things to watch.
Length: 88 minutes