Tusk (2014) Review

tusk-movieHave you ever watched a film and thought afterwards that you’d just witnessed someone’s idea of a prank? That’s how I felt after watching Kevin Smith’s Tusk.

Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) is an American podcaster who, along with his assistant, Teddy (Haley Joel Osment,) brings his listeners “real and raunchy” humor every week by interviewing hapless individuals he finds online. When his most recent interview subject – a man who cut off his own leg imitating sword play from Kill Bill – dies from his injuries, Wallace finds himself in the middle of the Canadian countryside desperate to find someone interesting to interview for his next show.

While in the bathroom of a bar, Wallace spies a handbill from a man offering free room and board to anyone willing to come and listen to his adventure stories. Seeing this as an opportunity to save this week’s show, Wallace calls the number on the flyer and travels to meet Howard Howe (Michael Parks), a strange, reclusive man who lives in a large house in Bifrost, Manitoba.

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