Antisocial behavior and gross-out gags have often been a boon for Dutch laffers (think “Flodder”), and tube-to-film adaptation “New Kids Turbo,” from thesp-scribe-helmers Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil, is no different. This loud, lame, desperately offensive tale tracks the contempo misadventures of some provincial lads whose hair and clothes are stuck in the ’90s but whose ways are straight from the Paleolithic Era. Local Comedy Central presentation sold 1.1 million tickets in the Benelux, and could further cash in on aud cravings for zero-IQ entertainment in other northern Euro territories.
After losing their employment benefits, five village-idiot losers (Haars, van der Kuil, Huub Smit, Tim Haars, Wesley van Gaalen) decide to simply stop paying for anything at all. Nonstop femme-unfriendly swearing is the least of these bums’ sins; gays, mentally handicapped and Jews are all in for frequent, far-too-facile ribbing. Run-ins with the police, “Jackass”-like stunts and nudity are also on the haphazardly plotted menu. However, neat special effects and widescreen lensing do instill a bigscreen feel. Intentionally derivative old-Hollywood score by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) neatly contrasts with deejay Paul Elstak’s happycore songs on the soundtrack.