In “Buddy Games: Spring Awakening,” a sequel to the original film directed by Josh Duhamel, the story follows a group of six repugnant friends who reunite after a long estrangement. They plan to scatter the ashes of their deceased comrade at the beach resort where they first devised their “Buddy Games.” However, they discover that the town has been taken over by spring breakers who are participating in their own version of the games. The group is forced to compete against younger teams. The film quickly abandons this premise and introduces a worse plot. Two of the friends end up in the clutches of a bizarre cult led by a deranged leader aiming to reform alpha males, while the other two set out on a quest to find their deceased friend’s long-lost love. The movie is filled with tasteless and unfunny gross-out gags, including eating a skunk and a failed reference to Kurosawa. Unfortunately, “Buddy Games: Spring Awakening” fails on all fronts. The characters remain unlikable, the humor falls flat, and the storytelling lacks coherence. Duhamel’s direction and comedic timing are unimpressive, while the performances by the cast are lackluster. The film’s attempts at sincerity in its final moments only further contribute to its comedic failure. With the wit and coherence of an unhinged Twitter thread, “Buddy Games: Spring Awakening” is a pitiful movie lacking in humor or any redeeming qualities. If anyone claims to find this film amusing, it’s best to steer clear of them and their taste in comedy. Visit afdah movie for more!
Buddy Games: Spring Awakening | June 2, 2023 (United States)
Director: Josh DuhamelWriter: Gabriel McKinley, Rachael ThoeleStars: Jensen Ackles, Josh Duhamel, Ginnifer GoodwinSummary: After the death of one of their own, Bobfather and the boys steal the urn and go on a trip to commemorate his life at the place where the Buddy Games began, but everything goes wrong when th... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English