'The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!'
(Animation / DVD / NR / 2010 / Paramount)
Overview: The incorrigible cast of the most offensive animated reality show ever to air is back, and they’re starring in their very own feature-length movie! When the mystery-solving musician Foxxy Love notices she and her fellow housemates can curse without being bleeped—something they’ve never been able to do before—she realizes their show has been canceled.
DVD: Making a review of 'The Drawn Together Movie' proves to be difficult, for DT itself does not follow any recognizable "template" or set of standards. But I'm a fan, and I believe there are some more fans out there willing to watch this movie, and ready to know from others how good it was.
For people who are not familiar with the Drawn Together universe, watching this flick risks to leave them feeling really awkward. I'm writing this review for those who watched DT when aired in TV.
I watched it today, twice, and, well, DT the movie seems to me to be just a three times long episode of Drawn Together. I say this bearing in mind the South Park Movie, a fantastic musical that added a lot of elements to the series standard. Having thought of the SP movie as "awesome", the DT movie falls certainly nothing near that.
The beginning of the movie is promising (the first scene shows Toot inside a bar in Bedrock, that's cool, and there are some other good parodies too). The whole idea is a quest to the existence of the show and its characters. It's somehow like watching "Seinfeld, the movie" dealing with the four main characters trying to justify their presence on TV.
What's the point of that?
Coincidentally, our heroes manage to show us that no point is necessary for themselves to exist, which holds true for the show, but not necessarily for the movie. While the "coolness" of every episode relies on doing lots of crazy things, the movie requires a consistent plot to "justify" the antics in it. Again, what SP accomplished, DT did not. But in the end I was not disappointed, for prior to watching the movie I was really eager to have fun (the movie is certainly fun), and as well to see my beloved characters one more time. [AR] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Featurette: Drawn Together True Confessionals
Featurette: Drawn Together: The Legacy
Featurette: Anatomy of an Animated Sex Scene
Featurette: Re-Animating Drawn Together: From the Small Screen to the Slightly Bigger Screen
Featurette: D.I.Y. 3D Glasses Additional Scenes: Deleted Scenes
Other: Drawn Together Minisodes
Commentary: Audio Commentary with Matt Silverstein, Dave Jeser, Jordan Young & Kurt Vanzo