The 1999 film South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut is produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  It stars Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, and Isaac Hayes.  The director is Trey Parker.

The story opens with Stan Marsh leaving his house to see his friends and go see a new movie.  This new movie has a lot of bad words in it and the boys start to use them.  Their parents find out where they heard such naughty language and the boys get in trouble.  After Mr. Mackey, the school counselor, tries to teach them not to swear they go and see the movie again, unbeknownst to their parents.  When Kenny tries to show Cartman a stunt from it, he burns to death.  Again their parents discover that their sons went to the film.  They are grounded for the next two weeks.  Then all the parents of South Park get together and find someone to blame for the boys’ foul language.  They decide to blame Canada, the country where the film came from.  As a result of these accusations, Canada bombs the Baldwin family’s mansion.  In response, the United States declares war on Canada.

Unless you are familiar with the kind of humor from the television show, South Park probably would not appeal to you.  It features many bad words and violent scenes.  For example, Cartman sings a song about Kyle’s mom in which he calls her a bitch.  The main characters of the movie are eight-year old boys.  This kind of language coming from such young kids may shock some viewers and be seen as grossly inappropriate.  Also during the course of the film one of the boys dies.  Kenny accidentally burns himself while showing Cartman that a fart can be set on fire.  The doctors who are trying to save him grab and pull body parts out of him and, in the end, replace his heart with a baked potato.  The potato subsequently explodes, killing him.  Many people would be repulsed by this kind of crude humor, but you have to understand the unique style of humor that Stone and Parker present in order to fully appreciate this film.

One of the most surprising aspects of South Park is that it is a musical.  When I first saw the movie, a musical was the last thing I expected.  The songs do add some emotional depth to the storyline.  For instance late in the film Satan, after being bullied by Saddam Hussein again, sings a song about how he desires to live up on Earth where everything is clean and peaceful and it’s not as lonely as Hell.  Soon after when the kids decide to unite and make things right, they sing a song about standing up and resisting the war and restoring peace between Canada and the United States.  Despite South Park’s reputation, some emotional moments do appear because of the unexpected fact that it is a musical.

To wrap, I believe the viewer must understand and appreciate Matt Stone’s and Trey Parker’s way of expressing humor to their audiences.  If you, the viewer, cannot do this, then South Park will be a waste of time.  If you can, then it is right up your alley.