Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tucker and Dale is about two separate groups of people -- some college kids on a drunken camping weekend, and two hicks setting up a vacation home. They cross paths initially in a country store before they both take off for their respective weekends. The college kids are spooked by Dale, who really only has a crush on Allison, but is not good at talking to girls. Tucker and Dale arrive at their vacation home, not aware that it was previously the residence of a serial killer, although there are clues everywhere. The campers get drunk and skinny dip, while Tucker and Dale fish nearby.
A minor accident involving Allison kicks off the events of the rest of the movie. While removing her clothes and preparing to jump off a high rock, Allie slips and bonks her head. Dale saves her, and yells to her friends, who misinterpret the event as a kidnapping. The battle is on, as the college students believe they have to "rescue" their friend, who is in reality resting comfortably and being served pancakes.
The events that follow are truly hilarious. With all good intentions, Tucker and Dale continue to appear more and more like serial killers, while the clueless college students proceed to maim and kill themselves in hysterical fashion. Dale is lovable and strangely intelligent, while Tucker is curmudgeonly and crass. There's a cute little twist where we find out that Chad is not how he appears, and the revelation wraps up 90 minutes of tons of fun horror kills and every cliche in the book. Loved this flick and can't wait to watch it again!