directed by terry zwigoff (crumb) so i knew right away it was going to be an odd sort of humor, and i turned out to be right. it’s a crass, no-holds barred comedy but it’s the kind of crass that is more cruel than gross. in other words, the humor is less fart jokes and more drunken santa calling a kid stupid. that said, it’s a funny film and it does have a conscience, in the end. also, the fat kid in the film (played by some unknown who will soon be in sandlot 2) is one of the more sympathetic characters of the year (2003).