Butt Boy (2019) reviews and overview

 
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‘Assume the position’

Butt Boy is a 2019 American comedy sci-fi thriller feature film about a man that finds he has a compulsion to shove objects and even people up his ass.

Written, directed by and starring Tyler Cornack, the Tiny Cinema production also stars Tyler Rice, Shelby Dash and Brad Potts.

Plot:

Chip, a bored IT engineer, who awakes after a routine prostate exam to find he has an anal fixation. What starts as a harmless rectal kink, soon grows into a dangerous addiction as he becomes responsible for a missing child. Chip eventually buries his desires in Alcoholics Anonymous and tries to move on with his life.

Years later, he becomes the sponsor of Russell Fox, a newly sober detective. After Chip relapses, Russell is brought in to investigate another missing child at Chip’s office. Russell begins to suspect that Chip’s addiction may not be to alcohol, but something much more sinister. It’s up to Russell now to prove that Chip uses his butt to make people disappear…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Unfortunately, Butt Boy is not bizarre enough to embrace the weird and truly become the genuinely oddball film that I can recommend wholeheartedly. I did enjoy my time with it, and it’s a harmless enough film, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that this is a short film stretched beyond its boundaries, with not enough to flesh out the moments in between the important plot points.” The Curb

“Some might describe Butt Boy’s plodding, procedural-style storytelling as (ahem) assiduous, though I’d say constipation is the more appropriate metaphor: The story strains and clenches for more than an hour before finally reaching its bloody, long-overdue and admittedly eye-popping release.” Los Angeles Times

Butt Boy certainly has a nutty premise but it doesn’t go too graphic, with actual sphincter action coming in short supply, for better or worse depending on your tastes for bad-taste. It leaves a lot to the  imagination, but it does have the good sense, and bad taste, to actually go into the interior of Chip’s posterior…” McBastard’s Mausoleum

” …Tyler Cornack’s orificial fantasy struck me as a hilariously bawdy, intermittently inspired act of vivacious vulgarity […] Merging monster movie, serial-killer story and deadpan comic noir, Cornack and his co-writer, Ryan Koch, have produced something that’s aggressively original and undeniably polarizing.” The New York Times

“As a director, Cornack has a distinct vision that’s manifested in a solid, well-made film. He creates a detailed sense of place and has near-perfect timing when it comes to filmmaking technique and talent. There’s a low budget charm that outshines the gimmicky story…” Screen Zealots

“There’s a certain amount of slack in the arguably-overlong film’s midsection, after the premise’s outrageousness has been fully absorbed but before things make the leap into patently absurd visual fantasy. Still, the lengthy buildup makes that jump pay off nicely, as does holding back from gross-out splatstick until an explosive climactic exclamation point.” Variety

Cast and characters:

• Tyler Rice … Russel B. Fox
• Tyler Cornack … Chip Gutchell
• Shelby Dash … Anne Gutchell
• Brad Potts … Chief John Lazarra
• Austin Lewis … Rick Mitchum
• Robert Ackerman Moss … Nelson Guerra (as Robert Moss)
• Tyler Dryden … Marty Gutchell
• Kai Henderson … Andrew Lee
• Wilky Lau … Jon Lee
• Colleen Elizabeth Miller … Cindy
• Nino Hara … Russel Fox Jr.
• Jeremiah Jahi … Frank
• Kristina Clifford … Judy
• Anna Wholey … Detective Hoffner
• Michael Lugenbuehl … First Doctor

Technical details:

• 99 minutes
• Aspect ratio: 2.2: 1

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