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Ass Backwards (2013)

Unrated | | Adventure, Comedy | 21 January 2013 (USA)
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Two best friends (Kate and Chloe) embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Diane Raphael ... Kate
Casey Wilson ... Chloe
Jon Cryer ... Dean
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Bruce
Alicia Silverstone ... Laurel
Brian Geraghty ... Brian
Bob Odenkirk ... Pageant MC
Paul Scheer ... Strip Club Owner
Sandy Martin ... Qwen
Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Barb
Lea DeLaria ... Deb
Meg Hatton Meg Hatton ... Little Kate
Ursula Parker ... Little Chloe
Kaylyn Slevin ... Little Laurel
Deanna Cheng ... Lizbeth (as Deanna Raphael)
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"Ass Backwards" is an irreverent female buddy comedy about two childhood best friends who are pushing the age of 30 and not quite where they thought they'd be in life. When they run into their former beauty pageant nemesis, they decide to go on a road trip back home to recapture the pageant crown which eluded them as children. On the road, they face some hard truths about themselves and each other as they encounter spring breakers, strip clubs, a women's militant group and their favorite reality star. This heightened comedic awakening leads us into an unforgettable third act finale that is the girls' homecoming and final reckoning with their past, present and future. Written by Maya Entertainment

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Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigas Inseparáveis See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is loosely based on an ill-fated road trip June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson took after graduating college. See more »

Goofs

When Kate and Chloe urinate nearly one hour in (the flash-forward shown in the beginning), they never take their pants off. Despite this, the puddle does form, but in the next scene, the sidewalk is dry. See more »

Quotes

Dean: I'm getting the losers off stage.
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Not that bad a satire about delusion and competitiveness
7 June 2015 | by Ana_BananaSee all my reviews

Modern society is about competition: the winner takes it all, forget about the loser. Well, that's inhuman. This movie deals with some of the extremes of that herd mentality which is enforcing its standards on everyone, labeling them 'winners', 'losers', 'nerds', 'jocks', or whatever. So what is 'success', really? Always putting a smiling face?

Despite its silly start and its premise so similar to 'Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion' (duh!), this is a much darker version of your regular 'female buddy flick'. The two main characters are so delusional and dumb (who has made and kept them as such?), that they actually don't resemble Romy and Michelle at all. The movie has a couple of laughs, but its dark side overrides its comedic side.

Many people were misled by its 'comedy' label, expecting hilarious situations or lines, or maybe even a silly or zany entertainment (you know, ass jokes, dumb and dumber, and so on). So of course it's not hilarious, but that's really not that bad as they'd expect. It's a different type of a film, even cruel at times (and almost unreal, to match the two girls' delusional state). This is what competitiveness makes to people.


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