Adopting the mentality that a comedy sequel should be bolder than its predecessor, ‘A Few Less Men’ – a continuation from 2011’s surprise Australian hit ‘A Few Best Men’ – revels in its own bad taste.
Set mere moments after the original film as Xavier Samuel’s tightly-wound David says “I Do” following a wedding of disastrous proportions, he and his cohort of groomsmen are faced with the unexpected when one of the crew drops dead; in actuality he falls off a cliff and is ultimately crushed by a falling rock.
With their best friend’s body in tow, the group find themselves travelling across the unbeaten paths of outback Australia to catch a flight to the planned funeral; Ryan Corr proves a surprising comedian as the recently deceased’s volatile brother who demands to know the actuality of the situation as he tracks their moves through a drug-fuelled sex party and an uncomfortable afternoon tea with a cross-dressing Shane Jacobson.
Nothing about this wild comedy is subtle, and your enjoyment in what takes place will depend on how unintelligible a movie you are willing to submit to.
Calling ‘A Few Less Men’ juvenile would be redundant as it isn’t pretending to be anything else, so in that regard it can be considered something of a success, even though this film is unlikely to garner much of a positive response.
A Few Less Men (MA15+) is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer below: