CAST: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews DIRECTOR: Mike Judge WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
If the world is going to hell in any number of handbaskets -- as Judge so acutely demonstrates that it is -- you might as well hitch a ride in his.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
The film was shelved good and hard after its initial release, and it's not difficult to see why. It's just a little too close to genuine reality.Dorothy Woodend, The Tyee
Judge has a gift for delivering brutal satire in the trappings of low comedy and for making heroes out of ordinary people whose humanity makes them suspect in a world where every inch of space, including mental, is mediated.Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times