“Fubar” is an amazing movie. The first time I saw it I laughed so hard I nearly did some permanent damage to my inside bits. For those of you unfamiliar with the film, it is a 2002 mocumentary directed by Michael Dowse (“Take Me Home Tonight”) that follows Terry (David Lawrence) and Deaner (Paul Spence), a pair of roustabout Canadian metal heads who party their way through life without a care in the world. If you haven’t seen “Fubar”, drop what you’re doing (whatever you’re up to, it’s not really all that important) and take any and all necessary measures to watch is as soon as humanly possible. You’ll spend the next few weeks confusing all of your little buddies by yelling things like, “I suggest you take up another sport, like knitting” and “just get in there and give’r”.
The sequel, “Fubar: Balls to the Wall” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and will be at SXSW this year. The good folks at Badass Digest have a nifty trailer for part two. From the looks of things, Terry and Deaner have been keeping it all sorts of real in the years between the two films, and turned down the suck whilst turning up the good.
Headbanger relics, Terry (Dave Lawrence) and Dean (Paul J. Spence), are tired of trying to give’r while barely scraping by, so when their old buddy, Tron (Andrew Sparacino), hooks them up with jobs they head up North to make sweet cash working on the pipelines during the holidays.
Flush with money and confidence, Terry starts dating Trish (Terra Hazelton), a local waitress, and things get serious in a hurry. Meanwhile, Dean is playing up the part of ‘cancer survivor,’ and upon hearing about the glories of Worker’s Compensation, purposely injures himself in an attempt to qualify.
When Terry then moves in with Trish, Dean does his best to save his buddy from swapping the banger life for domestic captivity, but his own life starts to spiral out of control when the Workers’ Compensation Board denies his claim and his doctor shows up out of the blue with some fateful news. Completely broken by his own self-destruction, Dean must rise to take control and fight for the things that mean the most: his family, his friends, and Christmas.
I am really looking forward to this, and so should you.