Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015)

2.0 Overall Score
Story: 1/10
Acting: 5/10
Visuals: 3/10

Tries anything for a laugh

Lack-luster sequel to lack-luster film

Movie Info

Movie Name:  Joe Dirt 2:  Beautiful Loser

Studio:  Happy Madison Productions

Genre(s):  Comedy

Release Date(s):  July 16, 2015

MPAA Rating:  Not Rated


Bikers even hate Joe

Joe Dirt (David Spade) is trying to keep his family and wife Brandy (Brittany Daniel) happy.  When Joe loses his way, Joe finds himself trapped in the past and at risk of losing his love and his family forever.  Travelling through time, Joe Dirt tries to find his direction and reclaim the life he lost.  Joe finds himself competing with Jimmy (Mark McGrath) for Brandy’s love and being pursued by biker Foggle (Patrick Warburton).

Directed by Fred Wolf, Joe Dirt 2:  Beautiful Loser is the follow up to the 2001 comedy Joe Dirt.  The movie was produced by Happy Madison Productions and released directly onto Crackle for streaming on July 16, 2015.

Joe Dirt was ok (at best).  The idea of Joe Dirt 2 would have been great…in 2002.  Instead to get it as a direct release in 2015, it is kind of appropriate for the sad-sack Joe Dirt.  The movie doesn’t even live up to these low expectations.


Hey Spade, I’m just whoring it here…

The story is the primary problem with Joe Dirt 2…and the fact that it is a vast wasteland between jokes.  This a joke or two that works and some fun throwbacks to the first Joe Dirt, but it doesn’t even reach a level that makes you want to keep watching…but it can be trudged through with some diligence.

David Spade has been the same character for years.  Joe Dirt is the David Spade character with a mullet.  He’s pretty good at what he does, but if you don’t like David Spade, you aren’t going to like Joe Dirt 2 (or Joe Dirt for that matter).  The movie brings back Joe’s love Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, and Christopher Walken.  The movie added in Mark McGrath and Patrick Warburton as Joe’s enemies.


Balls jokes are the high point…

The movie also feels cheap.  I don’t find Crackle to be the best streaming service and to see an “original movie” on Crackle seems to add to this cheapness.  The movie looks low-budget (which it is) and that doesn’t aid the weak story.  I don’t know that the movie would be any better if it looked fantastic, but it might have helped.

Joe Dirt 2:  Beautiful Loser is a waste of time which was kind of expected.  It isn’t very good and a bad comedy is one of the worst films you can sit through.  It isn’t the worst film you’ll ever see, but average + comedy doesn’t usually equal much fun.  If you have an hour and a half to kill, you can probably find something better.

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Joe Dirt (2001)

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