For anyone complaining that Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” takes things too far, just wait until “Assholes” hits theaters next month. Peter Vack’s directorial debut is the very definition of gross-out comedy; in fact, it takes the word “gross-out” to unthinkably disgusting new extremes. The film premiered at SXSW earlier this year, where it won the inaugural Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award.
The official synopsis reads: “Adah and Aaron are recovering addicts who are struggling to stay sober. After meeting in their psychoanalyst’s waiting room, they fall in love, relapse on poppers, and become the biggest assholes in New York City.”
In his D review, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich writes, “This is the kind of movie that you wish you could un-see, the kind of movie that you have to watch in your peripheral vision because staring at it straight-on would be way too nauseating.”
Clearly “Assholes” is only going to be for the bravest moviegoer. See what all the fuss is about in the trailer below. “Assholes” will be released in New York City on October 6, LA on October 13, and on digital VOD on October 24.