The Bottom Line
- Great concept for a film
- Luke Wilson works well as the film's Average Joe who becomes a hero
- Great supporting performances by Justin Long, Dax Shepard and Terry Crews
- Not much in the way of bonus features
- 5 deleted scenes
- Rated and unrated versions
- DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
Guide Review - Idiocracy DVD Review
Luke Wilson (famous for playing the boyfriend in lots of romantic comedies) takes on the starring role of an average military guy named Joe Bowers who agrees to a short hibernation as part of an experiment. Unfortunately, the men in charge of watching over the experiment are jailed and Joe (along with Rita, a prostitute who also reluctantly agreed to the experiment) are forgotten about for 500 years.
Joe and Rita (Maya Rudolph) awaken to discover a world totally out of control. Fart jokes, crotch shots, and monster truck rallies rule the day, and no one can figure out how to grow crops or manage the economy. It's up to Joe to save society from itself - and he has only one week to do it.