Sure to be a shoo-in for a Best Picture nomination at next year's Academy Awards, "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" starring Nick Swardson opens in theaters nationwide today. Ok, I was being slightly tongue in cheek there, but this Happy Madison production promises to at least be some good mindless fun on the order of previous HM films such as "Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo" and "Grandma's Boy".
Written by Swardson along with Adam Sandler and Allen Covert (who previously collaborated with Swardson on 'Grandma's Boy'), the film was directed by Tom Brady, who also directed the Rob Schneider vehicles "The Hot Chick" and "The Animal". The story centers on a small-town idiot (Swardson) who stumbles upon a family secret: His quiet and demure parents were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult film star in the world.
The film costars Christina Ricci, Stephen Dorff, Don Johnson, Kevin Nealon, and Curtis Armstrong. Swardson is also set to appear in Sandler's next movie, "Jack and Jill", which opens later this year.