Directed by Jody Hill. With Danny R. McBride, Ben Best and Mary Jane Bostic. Distributed by Paramount Vantage. 1 hour, 25 mins. R (Violence [of sorts], sex, drugs, profanity, adult themes). Playing at: AMC Neshaminy.
You know the dinner-table scene in Talladega Nights? The one with Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell, of course), his beautiful wife, and bratty brood engaged in a noisy debate over how to say grace?
The Foot Fist Way - a movie heartily endorsed by Mr. Ferrell - is full of similarly sublime, knuckleheaded suburban American humor. A deadpan, dead-on comedy that popped out of nowhere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and has finally found its way to theaters (or a theater - what a crime!), Jody Hill's writing-and-directing debut revolves around one Fred Simmons, a tae kwon do instructor.