Is the New Peter Farrelly Comedy “Ricky Stanicky” Worth Your Time?

If you're someone who finds humor in accidentally miming a certain sex act, then the new Peter Farrelly comedy "Ricky Stanicky" might just tickle your funny bone. The film revolves around a group of friends who create an imaginary fourth friend named Ricky Stanicky to cover up their misadventures. However, when their alibis are put to the test, they hire a washed-up celebrity impersonator to step into the role of Ricky Stanicky.


If you're someone who finds humor in accidentally miming a certain sex act, then the new Peter Farrelly comedy "Ricky Stanicky" might just tickle your funny bone. The film revolves around a group of friends who create an imaginary fourth friend named Ricky Stanicky to cover up their misadventures. However, when their alibis are put to the test, they hire a washed-up celebrity impersonator to step into the role of Ricky Stanicky.

A Blast from the Past


Peter Farrelly, known for his work on hit comedies like "Dumb & Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary," takes a swing at delivering laughs in "Ricky Stanicky." However, the film falls short of capturing the charm and hilarity of his earlier works. The script, which has been in development for over 15 years with various actors attached to the lead role, lacks the spark that made Farrelly's past comedies so memorable.

The Reader's Guide

Lost in Translation


While "Ricky Stanicky" attempts to recapture the magic of Farrelly's earlier films, it falls flat in execution. The movie feels outdated and struggles to find its footing in a modern comedic landscape. The film's reliance on tired gags and overplayed jokes makes it feel more like a relic of early 2000s comedy than a fresh take on the genre.

The Saving Grace


Despite its shortcomings, John Cena shines in his role as Rock Hard Rod, the celebrity impersonator hired to play Ricky Stanicky. Cena's commitment to the role and his comedic timing bring a much-needed sense of depth to the film. His performance stands out in an otherwise lackluster comedy, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

Final Verdict


"Ricky Stanicky" may have its moments of humor, but overall, it fails to deliver the same level of entertainment as Farrelly's earlier works. The film's outdated humor and lackluster execution make it a forgettable addition to the comedy genre. While Cena's performance adds a glimmer of hope, it's not enough to save the movie from mediocrity.

So, if you're looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane with Peter Farrelly, "Ricky Stanicky" may not be the comedy for you. Stream it on Prime Video and judge for yourself if the laughs are worth the watch. But in my opinion, this comedy misses the mark and fails to live up to its comedic potential.

Hamza Ilyas

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