Nothing But Trouble – re:View

November 25, 2017135 Comments

Jack and Rich Evans discuss the failed Dan Aykroyd brainchild Nothing But Trouble, starring Chevy Chase, Demi Moore, John Candy and Dan Aykroyd as both an elderly judge and a terrifying diaper baby.

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  • El_Runko

    Gee, sure took you long enough. They’ve been talking about this on Pre-Rec for like six months.

  • Art Haack

    Ah… Aykroyd’s Folly. Good choice.

  • sepiajack

    this is one of those movies I remember when it was first released – and I’ve always been morbidly curious about – but never enough to actually watch it – and this re:View has reassured me that I was correct not to

  • Sweet. Thanks, guys.

  • Ret Marut

    Jay: “…is it funny?”
    Rich: “No.”

  • Pop Culture Reference

    And don’t forget the cameo by Tupac Shakur, when he was a back-up singer for Digital Underground.

    **gets busy in a Burger King bathroom**

  • Sans_Fi

    JJ Abrams also has a penis nose… Google his face, you can’t unsee it.

  • DanceOfBirther

    Finally, I’ve been anticipating this one for months.

  • The fuck is this?? I’ve never even heard of it. I saw prosthetics and the word “Trouble” so at first I thought this was a Big Trouble In Little China re:view. None the less, I’m intrigued.

  • OHHhhhhhh that’s the movie that’s featured in that Digital Underground music video. That’s literally the only reason I recognize it. Shock G is the man.

  • Now i clown around when i hang around with the underground…

  • Now i clown around when i hang around with the underground…

  • Now i clown around when i hang around with the underground…

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I’ll eat all your crackers and your licorice.

  • Nathaniel Thierwechter

    you never go full aykroyd.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Still better than:

    *Justice League
    *Batman v Superman
    *Boyhood

  • Moist

    This kind of reminds me of Peggy Gravel’s journey to Mortville. After Grizelda sat on Mr. Gravel until he expired. Mr. Gravel had been secretly marking the levels of liquid in the liquor bottles and discovered that Grizelda had, indeed, been drinking the liquor. Sitting on him to death was Grizelda’s only recourse.

  • Ret Marut

    But didn’t Boyhood take 12 YEARS to make?

  • Qweef Latina

    Dan Aykroyd’s face on the cover is going to give me nightmares.

  • Jet Jaguar

    Tom Six wishes he could produce something this unnerving.

  • Jet Jaguar

    Tom Six wishes he could produce something this unnerving.

  • Fun fact: not just 2pac’s cinematic debut but his music career’s as well. This was before he went gangsta. Same year that Nas made his debut on a Main Source album.

  • Misthiocracy

    Did this come out before or after Bonfire Of The Vanities?

  • Spoiled Ants

    Wait, why do I feel like I already watched this re:view months ago? Didn’t they already talk about this crap? Or am I taking crazy pills?

  • Zippo

    Nice re:view

  • Mark Bisone

    People did ask Aykroyd, “Why diaper babies?” His psychiatrist, his wife, several dozen confused hookers, etc.

  • Moist

    I thought they had already reviewed it as well, or somewhere else someone mentioned that this was Tupac’s first movie. Except for some reason I thought it was The ‘Burbs. So my mind hid this inconceivable movie behind another less offputting crap movie.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Since “Nothing But Trouble” takes place in an insane junk-filled hellscape populated by a murderous Judge, are the indigenous townsfolk any relation to one Harry S. Plinkett?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff are part of the Tom Wolfe Extended Cinematic Universe.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Shock G 2020: Make America Get Busy in A Burger King Bathroom

  • EJ

    I think you’re getting it mixed up with Joe vs the Volcano, another delightfully ill-conceived 1980s comedy that nonetheless has a lot of fantastic ideas.

  • EJ

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’d vote Shock G for president over any of the current leading candidates.

  • I’ll straight up campaign for Shock G if he is nominated.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I imagine it was some sort of psychosexual reaction to the commodification of infancy evinced in the popularity of such cultural ephemera like the Cabbage Patch Kids and the Garbage Pail Kids. The mud-covered twin babies evoke a Beckettsian mise-en-scene coupled with a Sadean coprophagia.

    What do you expect, Aykroyd is Canadian.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I wonder how the movie would have turned out if it was directed by either Barry Sonnenfeld or David Cronenberg?

  • Mark Bisone

    I can’t tell if you’re an horrible person, or someone acting out a mediocre parody of a horrible person.

    I suppose postmodernism wins, either way.

  • Mark Bisone

    I can’t tell if you’re actually a horrible person, or just someone acting out a parody of a horrible person.

    I suppose postmodernism wins, either way.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I ran my post through a “Sound Like An Academic” response generator. That and I drank a lot of bottom shelf vodka at the time.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Except for the racism in Act 3, the movie is actually quite nice.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Was this a John Waters movie or a novel by EM Forster? I often get the two confused.

  • LameSame

    No, they’re just a bunch of wannabes.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    For some reason I always get this film confused for Freaked (with Bill from Bill & Ted), even though they’re wildly different films. Must be that ‘trapped in a nightmare world’ thing.

    Or else I saw them both at about the same age and they imprinted over each other. Freaked isn’t funny either, and Randy Quaid at full Quaid is just as bad as Dan Aykroyd at full Aykroyd, only less alien conspiracy and more heavy drinking.

  • Papa Figo

    Aykroyd looks like a heavy drinker to me. But he seems to do sexy named cocktail drinking, instead of Randy Quaid’s trailer park moonshine. It is all about style.

  • Alex Jones
  • Alex Jones

    Holp the f*ck up, why can’t I say J*ssie here?

  • Happened to me too – I know that she stopped being on BOTW because toxic internet dudes are creepy as hell, but the censorship part makes me wonder just how bad it was.

  • MonkeyKing1969

    I have only seen parts of this movie. But, the parts I do remember are a nightmare.

  • LameSame

    That is for sure one of my favorite Rick and Morty quotes– “like cool drinking, like sexy drinking! Not this psycho trailer park shit!”

  • Re:View with Jack and Rich? It’s like we got a double dose of Pre:Rec and it was lethal.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Banned!

  • LameSame

    I watched this while simultaneously watching a four-hour Pre:Rec livestream. I am now an incontinent PSYCHOPATH. Big fan of Pre:Rec though. Big fan.

  • Brian Levine

    Makes you appreciate Mike Myers decision that “Schprockets” could not be turned into a feature length movie. Are the power brokers in Hollywood so sex and drugs obsessed that they really pay no attention to how their money is being spent?

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    Thanks R & J! I have spent the last 26 years trying to remember the name of the movie… I read about it in Fangoria, Starlog or something. All things considered I’m gonna give it a try!

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    I think that’s enough Crystal Head Vodka for tonight, Spoiled Ants…

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    Still better than full Feige!

  • ikdks

    Meanwhile in NYC, Biggie was busy slinging rocks.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Nothing But Trouble had less unnecessary comedic riffing.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    At this point, the penis-nosed murderous psycho Judge would make a better president than the one we have now. Hell, either of the two Nightmare Fuel mudbabies would make a better president. They both show better self-control and are less prone to racial slurs and petty social media arguments.

    Shock G 2020

  • Pop Culture Reference

    An incontinent psychopath? That’s either Mr. PIinkett or Roy Moore at a mall.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    A case of Six of one and a half dozen of another.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Still better than full Whoever the Hell is in Charge of DC’s Nightmare Trainwreck Catastrafuck.

  • Papa Figo

    Actually those times of racist sexist cocaine-fulled Hollywood executives were the golden years of cinema! Now they are politically correct, get high on pharmaceutical drugs and produce movies based on name or brand recognition and extensive marketing research. If movies were meals, Hollywood would be now a fast food franchise.

    They still get busy in the bathroom though.

  • Yeee.

  • I’ve been in this game for years, it made me an animal
    It’s rules to this shit, I wrote me a manual

  • The burger king bathroom?

  • Brian Levine

    But he’s doing a great job at making the left lose its mind and what’s wrong with that?

  • The Disqus section of RLM is now officially the Digital Underground political party.

  • Andy James

    I’m beginning to think you don’t like Trump.

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    Snyder is gone but his shadow is sure long…

  • ikdks

    They be waitin’ in your kitchen, lookin’ to star’ hittin’.

  • ikdks

    Because people that irritate others for pleasure are assholes.

    I mean i know you’re joking, but schadenfreude is just ruining everything. I’m so sick of it.

    [Look for “Check Your Schadenfreude” on youtube]

  • Brian Levine

    At this point, all I can do with politics (on both sides of the aisle) is point and laugh.

  • ikdks

    How? Politics is the thing that keeps people from killing each other? Why would you take it so lightly?

    Why would you encourage someone to undermine the thing that literally keeps you alive?

  • RLMkeepitup

    Rich for president.

  • Brian Levine

    Please tell me you haven’t really swallowed that pill.Modern politics is nothing more than a Fantasy RPG for grownups (and I use the term ‘grownups’ loosely).

  • ikdks

    I don’t know what that means.

    What i’m saying is that government is the foundation of civilization and without it we’re no better than animals. And using it to annoy people you don’t like, or to settle some petty score is ignorant and self destructive.

    So if you support a politician because he hurts people you don’t like, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Brian Levine

    Our government is a far cry from what it was intended to be. At best, they are incompetent, at worst they are corrupt. And I am speaking about politicians in both parties.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “Howdja figure that one, Einstein?” — Most of Planet Earth

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Let’s leave killing each other to laughably lax background checks and easily available bump stocks.
    **slide whistle**

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Wasn’t our government intended to be more dependent on slave labor and yeoman farmers? At least that’s if I’m interpreting Thomas Jefferson the correct way.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Don’t forget that sex pervert Garrison Keillor. That depraved lunatic got let go from Minnesota Public Radio because of sexual allegation.

    “That’s all the news here from Lake Woebegone, where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and have you seen me in my bathrobe?” — Garrison Keillor

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I’ll eat all your crackers and your licorice.

  • Jose Fabian

    So you’re saying if there were no government you’d kill, steal, and rape.

  • Moist

    That’s pretty much all that stops me. Also I lack the physical fitness necessary to do those things.

    Unless I can get that nursing home job…

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “Yes.” — Andrew Jackson

  • Aaron James

    What’s so terrible about the left that “making them lose its mind” is a good thing?

  • Brian Levine

    Oh, crap…it’s heading this way. The Nerd Crew’s Infinity Wars reaction.

  • ikdks

    Sorry guys, no more politics. I promise.

  • RLMkeepitup

    just for today thou

  • Brian Levine

    We got busted.

  • did they really have to remove my comment about the Digital Underground party too? That’s not actual politics. Maybe removing the source takes away comment branches now

  • ikdks

    They’re right.

  • ikdks

    I don’t think you can have an underground party, secret politicians tend to poll poorly.

  • ikdks

    I had a whole thing. I was going to quote Hobbes.

  • EJ

    Can he survive the scandal if it turns out he never actually got busy in a Burger King bathroom?

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    Wait a second… Is there actually somebody moderating this unmitigated mess? I’m flattered!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    No wonder the discussion threads on the Starship Troopers Re:view seem rather sparse.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I prefer the wiseacre little kid to his pet tiger.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “It’s a trap!!!”

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Does this mean no more Russian hacker copy-bots? I’m gonna miss them!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    As long as there was consent between both individuals, then I think it is OK. I just wouldn’t want to be the janitor who cleans up after it.
    **slide whistle**

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Dammit! That means 3 more months of Snyder.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I need my wild speculation about Avengers: Infinity War. Nerd Crew, assemble!

  • ikdks

    That’s the first joke.

  • ikdks

    That’s the first joke.

  • ikdks

    If they have a nose like a pickle.

  • Moist

    But what if the underground was digital? What then?

  • Moist

    Has someone considered telling her/him that the first joke is like the first pancake and should be thrown to the dogs?

  • ikdks

    That’s clever, but didn’t i hear that simile in an old episode of Daria?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Then the first floor is analog? Something something you must be from the IT Crowd.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Then the first floor is analog? Something something you must be from the IT Crowd.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I think I heard that joke on the IT Crowd.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    They should review “Swordfish.”

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Nazi Germany also took 12 years to make. I imagine Richard Linklater doesn’t like that comparison to his fatuous stunt of a movie.

  • Papa Figo

    Your reference is too on the dick-nose.

  • Papa Figo

    I didn’t watch any of these movies. Why would you? Why would anyone?!

    I will probably end up watching boyhood though. I just need to hate myself enough.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I’d totally buy that shit!

    **drinks straight from the Independence Day-branded Randy Quaid’s Trailer Park Moonshine**

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Studies have shown “Boyhood” is just as effective as waterboarding in extracting information for suspects.

  • Somebody Else

    Nobody wants to watch this shit. Review Justice League again.

  • Bleurgh

    Jay and Mike pop in now and again to express their (completely understandable) disgust for the people who comment here.

  • Moist

    I read it here last week.

    Off to image search “Daria hentai.”

  • psk

    my gods this movie looks horrible. how much coke was Aykroyd on when he made this??

  • Pop Culture Reference

    There wasn’t any coke left. Belushi had it all.

  • Moist

    “What the world needs now is love sweet love,
    Its the only thing that there’s just to little of”

    I just gave you grammar herpes.

  • Moist

    Daria is entirely in line with everything that this singer believes but would never be caught dead listening to Alanis Morissette. That’s definitely the sort of thing Alanis Morrissette would sing about. And isn’t that exactly what you would expect from something involving Alanis Morrissette?

  • Moist

    Isn’t it predictable?

  • Moist

    See, the joke is…

  • Pop Culture Reference

    From your dangling participle?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Alanis stole that bit from Dave Coulier! #TeachTheControversy

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    Completely understandable…

  • Brian Levine

    You Can’t Do That On the Internet.

  • Brian Levine

    The jig is up. The real Nerd Crew would have had this out within 12 hours.

  • EJ

    LOL can you imagine big budgets being spent on gonzo shit like Verhoeven’s Total Recall nowadays? Would never happen.

  • ikdks

    Belushi was long dead.

    And if he took all the coke with him, Chevy would be funny.

  • ikdks

    Oh my god, my sides. I want to upvote that twice.

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