Wayne's World (1992)
The Immature Movie: Mike Myers brings his goofball shtick to a mass audience with this catchphrase-heavy (Not! Schwing!) tale of a slacker-run TV show. Dumb fun, but fun all the same.
Crudest Moment: Wayne’s covert insults aimed at Brian Doyle-Murray. Sample line: “this man blows goats…I have proof!”
Mental Age: 16. It’s the tale of two men who are determined to stay teenage in their outlook for as long as possible!
Ali G Indahouse (2002)
The Immature Movie: Whilst Da Ali G show scored big laughs from its interview set-ups with a cast of unwitting fall-guys, this big-screen version scraps the satire in favour of a dud fictional setting in which Ali becomes MP for Staines. Awasted opportunity.
Crudest Moment: Ali’s x-rated dreams are accompanied by his dog getting busy under the covers. Bleurgh.
Mental Age: 13. It’s aimed at fans of the show who liked the innuendo, but were bored by Tony Benn and co.
Jackass: The Movie (2002)
The Immature Movie: Does it get more immature than a group of grown men bumping themselves on the head for our amusement? No it does not. Nonetheless, it’s still awesome!
Crudest Moment: In a crowded field, we’ll go for Steve-O snorting lines of wasabi in a Japanese restaurant. The waiter looks both baffled and repulsed!
Mental Age: 15. These chaps are the poster boys for arrested development.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
The Immature Movie: Our favourite foul-mouthed kiddies celebrate one of life’s great immature pleasures…swearing! Not only that, but they do it through the medium of some genuinely toe-tapping songs. Lovely stuff.
Crudest Moment: Mr. Garrison on his misgivings concerning the fairer sex: “I’m sorry Wendy, but I don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die.”
Mental Age: The toilet humour might be straight out of pre-school, but don’t be fooled, there are some seriously smart minds behind this one!
Tommy Boy (1995)
The Immature Movie: Perma-irritants David Spade and Chris Farley hit the tarmac in this feeble road movie. Tedious stuff, even for fans of clumsy fat blokes.
Crudest Moment: When Rob Lowe gets a nasty electric shock through his old chap.
Mental Age: Slapstick humour abounds, placing this firmly in primary school territory.
Pineapple Express (2008)
The Immature Movie: Seth Rogen and James Franco puff and giggle their way through this half-baked crime caper, with Danny McBride supplying additional chuckles as a psychotic dealer. Hit and miss stuff, perhaps best enjoyed when under the influence…
Crudest Moment: McBride reminisces about a memorable trip to a strip club: “You ate a box of nerds out of her butt-hole.”
Mental Age: 16. Around the age that smoking weed seems the height of cool…
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
The Immature Movie: Kevin Smith’s uber-slackers finally get their own movie in the shape of this uneven but crudely amusing road-trip across America. Worth watching for the Goodwill Hunting spoof alone…
Crudest Moment: George Carlin’s “obliging” hitchhiker: “Hey, if it’ll get me a couple of hundred miles across the country, I’ll take a shot in the mouth.”
Mental Age: Early teens all the way. As Hooper comments on the Bluntman and Chronic movie, “it’s one ninety minute dick joke.”
Stuck On You (2003)
The Immature Movie: Having dealt with schizophrenia so sensitively in Me, Myself & Irene , the Farrellys now turn their attention to conjoined twins. In fairness to them, it’s nothing like as offensive as it could have been. However, it’s not that funny either.
Crudest Moment: A running-joke involving a mentally-challenged waiter is pretty low-grade stuff.
Mental Age: 17, when the commitment to toilet humour is beginning to weaken, but hasn’t disappeared entirely!
The Animal (2001)
The Immature Movie: Rob Schneider (yep, him again) starts acting like an animal after receiving organ transplants from a variety of furry donors. Insultingly stupid stuff.
Crudest Moment: Schneider dry-humps a fire hydrant upon seeing a gorgeous girl. Remind us, which animal behaves like that exactly?
Mental Age: 9. It’s the sort of premise a child might come up with in a game of make-believe.
The Immature Movie: Trey Parker and Matt Stone star in this ludicrous sports-movie pastiche, whilst Jenny McCarthy and Yamine Bleeth attempt to keep their faces straight alongside them. Watch out for Ernest Borgnine singing I’m Too Sexy …it’s truly bizarre!
Crudest Moment: The locker-room scene revealing Parker and Stone’s grotesquely outsized equipment…
Mental Age: 18. This underrated gem is post-pub comedy gold.