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Postal Review, by Jeremy Knox of Film Threat

Sort of/kind of adapted from the video game series of the same name, the story is about an unnamed protagonist "Dude" who lives a miserable existence in the city of Paradise. His wife seems to weigh more than the trailer home they live in AND she cheats on him. He gets fired from his job and the welfare office refuses to process his application. As a cherry topping for this crap cake of a day, he almost gets mugged by a beggar while calling someone up to ask for money. Things are not looking rosy. Out of desperation he goes to see his uncle Dave, who also happens to be "Uncle Dave" the founder of a new religion that lives in hedonistic luxury, for help. Dave doesn't admit it, but he needs Dude's help a lot more than Dude needs his. The IRS just audited the church and they now owe 1.7 million dollars. Punishment for non-payment is jail time, lots of it. So Dave hatches up a scheme to steal the new mainstream craze "Krotchy Dolls" which are so rare and desirable, after having been marketed like crazy and then lost at sea in a bizarre accident, that one sold on eBay for four thousand dollars. If Dude helps him steal the dolls, they'll split the money they get selling them. The last existing Krotchy dolls, luckily for them, are in nearby "Little Germany" a concentration camp themed amusement park run by Uwe Boll (who plays himself) and entirely funded by gold teeth. Dude swipes a postal van in order to carry all the loot (and justify the title since he in no way "goes Postal" at any time in the film.) and the con is on. However, Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban, who just happen to be hiding out in the back of a local convenience store, are also planning to steal the Krotchy dolls since they are filled with vials of bird flu and can be used to unleash a terrible destruction on the Great Satan.


"Postal" is so ballsy and unconcerned with playing touchy-feely that you have to admire the sheer joyful fearlessness that went in its making. It pokes fun at black people, celebrities, immigrants, Americans, fat people, Muslims, dwarves, Asians, gun nuts, cops, Germany, September 11th, women, religion, Americans, tragedy, war, the holocaust, death, Americans, children, the mentally challenged, and even at Uwe Boll himself (Wait until you see the scene where he gets attacked by a detractor.) in one long stream of politically incorrect jokes stabbing emotionally charged subjects as if the film thinks it's Jason from "Friday the 13."


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