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Movie Review

The Dukes of Hazzard

Mohammed Jabir Mowla

Adapted originally from the TV series that took place in a county town called Hazzard, its all about two cousins Bo (Sean William Scott) and Luke (Johnny knoxville) roaming around the town in a orange 1969 Dodge Charger (General Lee) and delivering Moonshine. The director avoids any chance of mishaps by putting Bo and Daisy Duke (Jessica Simpson) as cousins considering the young appetizing popularity that Sean has developed acting in the American Pie Movies.

The plot isn't that stable to ensure a full 90-minute entertainment as the county commissioner Hogg (Burt Reynolds) with the help of Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (M.C. Gainey) tries to buy most of the county land and turn it into a coal mine for business. These acts are acutely observed and tried to put to justice by Bo and Luke in only a mere attempt of stupidity and idiotic jokes.

But the weak plot could be forgiven, because the wild ride scenes in the charger while preparing for the Hazzard annual county rally and the 10 minutes glory of Jessica Simpson on widescreen sure pay up well for the lacking. The ride scenes using General Lee have been well shot to look real and they take place from the merest country road to the loose traffic of the town. As far as the characters are concerned Bo and Luke are typically two idiots who would get into trouble no matter what and it would take the charms of the Hot Daisy Duke to get them out of trouble.

The cast also shows the dukes' uncle who is stiff into illegal moonshine business, a mechanic who insults everything out of the sheriff and the greatest Sheeves who roams around in an underwear and his favorite armadillo helmet.

The movie's treats basically are around the end when General Lee takes on the road and beats the other racers to capture the rally. Even though the movie features high profile actors the anticipation was to watch Jessica Simpson, her and her and I think so too.

Recommendations would be, a weekend movie definitely, because there is a considerable amount of stupidity to digest and even if you are not amused by the dialogues there is ample physical comedy that won't fail!

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