Roberto Santucci is the director of the comedy Fenced In. On IMDb, this movie has a N/A rating and will be released on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
Vizinhos, the Portuguese name of the Netflix film Fenced In, translates directly to “neighbours,” yet there are already too many films with that title. For instance, the two comedies starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, the Buster Keaton classic, and the masterful quirky humour from Belushi and Aykroyd (more on this one in a minute here). A meek Ned-and-Maude-Flanders-like marriage is thrown into a roaring hippodrome of lunacy in this Brazilian movie, an overused plot device that one hopes would produce a few new laughs.
Walter (Leandro Hassum) is shown from within his cranium. His hammer, anvil, and stirrup seem to be going to fall apart, rip through his head, and murder him as synapses ignite and spark. That’s as good of a justification as any the movie provides for his noise sensitivity, which compels him to leave his retail job selling drums and guitars to wailing heavy metal rockers dressed as nuns for the purpose of a grisly torture joke.
He and his wife Joana (Julia Rabello) move to the country to plant a garden and raise chickens in a subdivision where they have neighbours they don’t bother to check out in advance in case they’re extremely loud people who throw enormous megaparties, play drums outside, have hundreds of pets, and dress like circus clowns on bath-savers. His physician has told him that if he doesn’t move out of the overstimulating city, he will die.
However, that doesn’t happen, and they continue to live peacefully and happily ever after. No! I am lying! The samba drummer Tony (Mauricio Manfrini), who lives next door, hosts a large number of drummers at his house so they can rehearse at 125 dB for hours on end. Tony’s wife Kelly (Marlei Cevada), a former beauty queen with a strident voice and obnoxious personality that makes Peg Bundy look like a picture of grace and restraint, is the only thing that can break through the din.
It’s merely a matter of time before Walter and Joana urge the people next door to tone it down, and when they return, Walter is coated in cat poop, has a parrot hooked onto his tongue, and is being pushed to the precarious edge of his grave by numerous drumlines. They also refer to him as Wally, and their grandmother frequently refers to him as “simple-minded.” The situation is tense.
Joana advises Walter to simply take more sedatives, but he explains that doing so will make him sterile. She exhales, and at this point, we’re starting to see more and more about how large and pervasive Joana and Walter’s personality defects are, and how their supposedly pleasant and loving marriage has many underlying issues. They have terrible communication skills and handle disagreements and issues in blatantly illogical and unreasonable ways. They need rigorous psychological counselling as they deal with a succession of circumstances that start off absurd and progress to full-blown madness, despite the fact that the film doesn’t really address any of this and that its subtext isn’t meant to do so.
What Other Films Does It Remind You Of? John Avildsen’s Neighbors, a buried 1981 gem/box office disaster in which Dan Aykroyd portrays the madman who moves in next door and John Belushi plays the mild-mannered type, is the ultimate terrible-neighbors comedy. It has a TERRIFYING Cathy Moriarty in it. You’ll never see a weirder movie than this one.
Our Opinion: Given that Walter and Joana were able to get up and move around rather readily the first time, why don’t they do so now? I have a response. Because if that were the case, Fenced In wouldn’t have a manufactured third-act conflict to toss aside like a crumpled up piece of paper over the shoulder of a frustrated screenwriter (yes, it misses landing in the wastebasket) in favour of a different manufactured third-act conflict that is so much wackier and one that is telegraphed beforehand when Walter decides the best way to control the neighbours’ out-of-control pet situation is by purchasing a The logical conclusion to this setup will be evident to you as it arrives exactly on schedule, like the 3:20 commuter train from Poughkeepsie.
Every circumstance in this story is preordained: Walter and Joana’s knickers twisting as their daughter genitally mingles with Tony and Kelly’s son; attempts at amity between the adversarial parties that fail; the tone inevitably veering into thick and syrupy sentiment; jokes about insurance companies not covering medical procedures that aren’t really jokes but reflections on deep and cruel societal flaws; etc. There wouldn’t be anything left of this movie if the misunderstandings, miscommunications, animal antics, shootings, double entendres, and other tiresome comic filler were removed.
Hassum comes off as a skilled physical comedian – somewhere between Mr. Bean and Jerry Lewis – who is forced to mumble and stumble his way through a script that is mercilessly littered with clichés. Although he occasionally produces a pebble of improvised insight, his performance simply conjures up melancholy pictures of Sisyphus and the boulder.
An entertaining comedy with a local premise is Fenced In. It is the Brazilian adaptation of a popular Hollywood film that we have seen countless times before (or where ever they might be filmed). The premise is simple: one family’s orderly existence is hampered by another family’s disarray, which will lead to a sequence of comedy lasting an hour and a half.
We must once more adhere to the conventions of a subgenre. As a result, this movie’s quality receives a maximum score of 6 out of 10, if not less. Leandro Hassum plays the lead character in Fenced In, who is absolutely out of his element. This gives the screenwriters the perfect justification to create a comedy that will allow the actor to show off his comedic skills.
It’s a funny, stupid movie that makes use of simple humour and slapstick jokes and, through theatrical pieces focused on annoyance and conflict among neighbours, depicts situations that are somewhat bizarre. It is innocuous entertainment, so there is no reason to criticise the film, but it is not hilarious enough to rank among the top 10 comedies.
What parents should be aware of is as follows: Parental rating for Fenced In is Not Rated. When a film or TV show hasn’t been requested for a rating by the MPAA, the terms Not Rated (NR) or Unrated (UR) are frequently used. Unrated films and TV shows ought to be classified at least as R/TV-MA since they frequently receive that classification or a worse one.
Where to Watch Fenced In (2022)?
Fenced In (2022) will be premiering on Netflix on September 1, 2022. We do not recommend illegal streaming and always suggest paying for the content you like to watch.
Is Fenced In (2022) available on Amazon Prime?
Amazon prime will not be streaming Fenced In (2022). Additionally, several other films are streaming on Prime. Our recommendations are The Voyagers, It’s a Wonderful Life, Notting Hill, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Is Fenced In (2022) available on HBO Max?
HBO Max will not be streaming Fenced In (2022). However, HBO’s subscribers can enjoy its other popular streams like Euphoria, When Harry Met Sally and Promising Young Woman.
Is Fenced In (2022) available on Hulu?
Fenced In (2022) is not available on Hulu. The new release line-up additionally includes Pam and Tommy, How I Met Your Father, Abbott Elementary, and Vikings.
Is Fenced In (2022) available on Netflix?
Fenced In (2022) will be available to stream on Netflix. However, other brilliant shows like The Power of The Dog, The Social Network, Tick, Tick, Boom, and much more are available.