With that being said, I love pranks. Public pranks are a little lazy, though. I never saw the other Jackass movies, and I will someday. They seem kind of funny. Apparently, they're as thought out for story as a porta-potty is clean though. Again, apparently, this is different. There were more pranks than I could count, done by an 86 year old played by Johnny Knoxville named Irving with his eight-year old kid, Billy, played by Jackson Nicool, and the more I look at him, the more I think I'm way past childhood. It's up to Irving to get Billy to his dad, but who can't resist some pranks along the way when you're Johnny Knoxville? And he lets Billy do it too.
One thing I'll point out is that this movie didn't exactly have extras who were told where to go and when to move. Hidden cameras were placed everywhere. Some pranks include pretending that you're grateful for your wife dying and dancing with her, testing out a mattress and injuring yourself in the process, etc. And during a wedding, it was a real wedding in which noone was aware. Stuff that will shock and make chuckles out of regular people, and before you get mad at me for spoiling those pranks, when you start the movie, the first little stunt at the start will make you forget it till you see it again in the movie. During the movie is a slow and surprising relationship, but I feel it was too slow.
I suppose I finished the movie happy I saw it, remembering some pranks and making me feel like I need to see them again, but some of the pranks are a little uncomfortable, one in particular involving a man that left me, and him, embarrassed. And there's no real reasoning behind Irving's behaviour to Billy. I felt when the filmmakers got to the good stuff, it was way past their time, and I started to mourn for. There were also too many scenes in between the pranks that bored me. Sometimes road trip comedies do that.
But the bottom line is, I certainly didn't hate the movie and my whole family laughed for a nice amount of time. Hopefully if you see the movie, the jokes will make you laugh long enough to get past it's long running time.