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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated musical comedy film based on the Comedy Central animated television series South Park. The film was directed by series creator Trey Parker and stars the regular television cast of Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, and Isaac Hayes, with guest performances by George Clooney, Eric Idle and Mike Judge.

Plot

When Stan, Kyle, Eric, Kenny and Kyle's baby brother Ike see an R-rated movie featuring Canadian actors Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted" and Kyle's mom Sheila, along with the rest of the parents of South Park, pressures the United States government into declaring war on Canada. It's up to Stan, Kyle and Cartman to save Terrance and Phillip before Satan and his gay lover Saddam Hussein cause the end of the world.

Why It Rocks

  1. The animation is really well-done as it used the same style as on the TV show, but with updates.
  2. Classical music numbers like "Uncle F***a", "It's Easy, Mkay", "Blame Canada!", "What Would Brian Boitano Do?", "Kyle's Mom is a Big Fat Bitch", "La Resistance" and "I Can Change" since it was used to mock Disney animated movies.
  3. Tons of swear words that are used non-stop and are also really funny.
    • It also broke a world record in Guinness Book of World Records with 399 swear words, 128 offensive gestures and 221 acts of violence.
  4. Likable and funny characters including Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh and many more.
  5. The message of the movie makes more sense like parents caring for themselves instead of children and freedom of speech.
  6. Funny and entertaining moments just like the show.
  7. It was the first animated movie with an R-rating to become a box-office success.
  8. We get to see Kenny's face for the very first time.

Bad Qualities

  1. Despite this film being called Bigger, Longer & Uncut, it was reported by Trey and Matt that a lot of elements and scenes were heavily cut by test audiences and the MPAA with reasons.
    • The movie was originally called All Hell Breaks Loose, but the MPAA forced them to change the title.
    • The movie opening was originally going to have Saddam Hussein be executed in the electric chair with the line "Last words? Let's see, how about GET ME THE F*** OFF OF THIS CHAIR! How's that for last words?", it was removed but Phillip has the line in the final cut.
    • "Uncle F***a" was originally going to be called "Motherf****r", but it was changed to the word that we know and love.
    • Conan O'Brien was meant to commit suicide by shooting himself in the mouth with his blood splattering all over the audience, but his death was changed to throwing himself from a building due to the infamous Columbine High School massacre.
    • In the German porn video, Liane Cartman was originally going to have sex with a horse, but it was changed to having a German man poop on her face.
    • Trey Parker and Matt Stone had to limit the use of swear words to 399 because of the fact that a movie had 400 or more curses, it would be rated NC-17, while Trey and Matt wanted it to be R rated.
  2. The computer animation of Hell is slightly unconvincing.
  3. Can be offensive to some Canadians.
  4. Not for the easily offended.

Reception

Box office

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut opened up at #4 on its opening weekend with a domestic gross of $11,335,889. The total domestic gross was $52,037,603. In foreign markets, the film made $31,100,000. Overall, the film made a total gross of $83,137,603 against its $21 million budget.

Critical response

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut received generally positive reviews from critics. The film currently holds an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 94 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10 and a critic consensus that says "Its jokes are profoundly bold and rude but incredibly funny at the same time."

Awards

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut was nominated an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Blame Canada". It managed to win a Best Original Score Award from the Chicago Film Critics Association. It also won many other awards including an MTV movie Award for Best Song for Uncle F**a.

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