(Reinhold Aman, Steven Bochco, et al / DVD / NR / (2006) 2007 / THINKFilm)
Overview: This challenging and provocative documentary takes a look on all sides of the infamous F-word. Its taboo,obscene and controversial, yet somehow seems to permeate every single aspect of our culture-from Hollywood, to the schoolyard to the Senate floor in Washington D.C. It's the word at the very center of the debate on Free Speech - and everyone seems to have an opinion.
DVD Verdict: It is pretty amazing the power, double meanings, and ultimate ferocity that the word F*ck has. This is the subject of this film by Steve Anderson which talks to people like Pat Boone, porn star Tera Patrick, the late Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Maher, Ron Jeremy, etc.. It is truly amazing the ways the word can be used, when it can be used, how it has been used, and while this film gives us a historical perspective, it really shows us the power that this four letter word has. In addition to all this, it is pretty interesting when you realize that throughout time this word has not lost any of it's sting. Sure, there are people that are comfortable using it, but that is usually because of the uncomfortable effect it elicits in others. This film mixes a great deal of talking head footage with cartoons and archival footage.
Overall, F*ck is pretty darn funny. While it's hard to give it a blanket endorsement either way, I think that people renting or buying a movie with this word in the title (heck, it's the name of the movie here!), certainly know what they are getting themselves into. Basically, you'll watch some of the most famous and infamous film and television clips that feature f**k, you'll hear some of the most famous f**ks ever uttered, and you'll feel the impact of f**k on our everyday lives! Nuff f**kin' said! This is a Full Screen Presentation (16:9) and comes with the Special Features of:
Commentary Track with Filmmaker Steve Anderson
HDNet Interview with Steve Anderson
Extended and Deleted Scene
Interviews with Bill Plympton and Steve Anderson
Theatrical 'F**K' Trailer