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  • Summary: Determined to honor his father’s scouting legacy and mount one last comeback for his dwindling troop, Assistant Scoutmaster Randy Stevens pays a visit to his business-minded brother Kirk, who is throwing a television-themed slumber party for his newly adopted 10-year-old son at his McMansion. Randy pressures the boys to secretly ditch the party and join him on a weekend scout trip. Pursued by Kirk and his security guard, the adventure lands the boys in trouble at every turn, pits them against angry parents and park rangers, yet ultimately turns the group of sheltered kids into a troop to be reckoned with. (Magnolia) Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Nov 7, 2012
    50
    There's nothing wrong with the idea of trying to make a Bad News Bears for the '10s, and Rohal has the comic talent in front of the camera to do the job. In addition to Oswalt and Knoxville, he has Maura Tierney as Knoxville's wife.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Nov 8, 2012
    50
    It almost seems like harder work somehow to get this many comedians together and then turn out a movie that is only so fitfully funny.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Nov 6, 2012
    40
    No amount of eccentric Americana (or slyly marginal inventiveness) can salvage this strangely lifeless - and largely laughless - gonzo comedy, which is doomed by a flimsy script, one-dimensional characterizations and distractingly inept child acting.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 8, 2012
    40
    Surely Patton Oswalt could have leveraged all those accolades from last year's "Young Adult" into a better project than this instantly forgettable comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Nov 8, 2012
    25
    Nature Calls demonstrates yet again that the real question for any bad script is not "Who wrote this garbage?" but, rather, "Who read this garbage and thought it would make a viable way to spend time?"
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 8, 2012
    25
    A low-watt, low-wit comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Thomas Hachard
    Nov 8, 2012
    12
    Writer-director Todd Rohal fills muddled scenes with manic amounts of jokes that all manage to land with a thud.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    1
    Nature Calls is one of the worst movies I've ever seen EVER! The cast was mediocre, the plot was ridiculous, all of the characters are annoying, and there isn't a single humorous scene in the entire film. Don't waste your time. Collapse
  2. Mar 3, 2014
    0
    This was one of the worst movies ever made. It made me want to stab everyone alive. The story is stupid the characters are **** annoying I was so done with the movie. Expand

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