The four Jokers embark on a road trip to Miami to attend
Paula Abdul's lavish party, but only three of them have tickets.
Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020)
Directed by Chris Henchy
Written by Chris Henchy, Joe Gatto, James Murray,
Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano
Starring Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn,
Sal Vulcano, Paula Abdul, Jaden Smith
Based on the 2011-present TV series Impractical Jokers
Making an Impractical Jokers movie was such a stupid idea. It's a hidden camera prank show that's mostly improvisational, and while the series is hilarious, making it into a scripted film doesn't make sense. This film has a plot, and the Jokers all try to act. And that's nonsense. They're not actors and the pranks don't need a plot. But the pranks done for the movie are some of the best they've ever done, and they're the only thing keeping this from being a complete disaster.
Meet Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal. Four lifelong friends from Staten Island who compete to embarrass each other, as the show states. We open in 1992, when they all snuck into a Paula Abdul concert and inadvertently sabotaged it, invoking the wrath of Abdul. Years later, after a day of filming the show, they run into Abdul at Red Lobster. She's a fan and invites them to her party in Miami, but she only gives them three passes. So, on the road trip, they compete in challenges, and the loser doesn't get to go to the party. These challenges include fake eulogies, Joe as a caveman, fake job interviews, and attending a Jaden Smith film premiere (longtime fans will understand).
Overall, I still believe this film didn't need to be made. Its premise works best as an unscripted series. Amazingly, it didn't bomb and actually made me laugh hysterically a number of times. These four guys are just so damn funny, but they aren't actors and should just stick to what they do best.