10+ Impractical Jokers: The Movie Reviews – Warning: April Fools Day – Be Careful What You See and Believe

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Normally I’m a fan of practical jokes, but this year at this very unusual time in the world it seems cruel, so you can relax around this blog, nothing will be not be what it seems. I reserve the right next year to go crazy, but this year I’m staying, not playing.

Friendly reminder to watch what you see and read out there today. Remember to be on guard. There have been years I’ve forgotten what day it was and been pranked good.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is fittingly giving Impractical Jokers: The Movie an early digital retail release on April Fools’ Day, April 1.

Warner Releasing ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ Digitally April Fool’s Day – Media Play News

Great day marketing-wise to release the Impractical Jokers movie digitally. Am not sure that was part of original marketing, but it’s smart.

The movie, itself? We were entertained and laughed. It’s a bit silly and stupid at times, but you will likely laugh. And right now, especially, laughing is good medicine. You can click the title at the top of the post if you want to read our spoiler-free review. Here is our just left the theater video review (and as I rewatch it, what was wrong with my nose?!?! I keep touching my nose!):

Reviews by Others

Here are what some others think of Impractical Jokers: The Movie.


  1. Brian’s Sport Beat: “It is a fun movie that I would only recommend to fans of the TV show.”
  2. Drew St. Pierre (8/10): “The scripted sequences, although funny, feel a little forced at times. There are plenty of callbacks from the show that will get a laugh out of fans.”
  3. Logan Coleman Film Reviews (8/10): “I was pleasantly surprised by this film and how funny it is.”
  4. Nickthemoviecritic: “If you want to have a good time with your friends and family, I strongly recommend this movie.”
  5. robbiesmoviereviews (6.5/10): “It’s truly a group viewing movie and you should enjoy the heck out of it if you are a fan of the film.  Yet, the movie is not really that original, a giant, glorified episode with a few introductions that make it feel more like a movie.”
  6. rogerinorlando / Movie Nation: “…expectations were low, going in. And while I wouldn’t necessarily suggest you pay first-run prices to see “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” — it’s more Netflixable — the guys did tickle me, against my will, a few times.”
  7. The Middle-Aged Critic / Ross Braterman: “…is a fun and enjoyable comedy that truly exceeded my expectations. I really liked it, and laughed from start to finish.”
  8. thewvupchronicle: “According to Sal, this movie was made for the fans and that is very true. If you are not a fan of the Impractical Jokers, this movie will make no sense to you.”
  9. Yash Bansal Movie Reviews (3.5/5): “I laughed a lot and as a fan of the series, I think it’s worth checking out.”

Not Recommended

  1. Dyl’s Movie Stuff (5/10): “With half of Impractical Jokers: The Movie being unfunny scripted segments, you might have more fun just binge watching a couple episodes of the show at home.”
  2. Jesse Revell Reviews (3/10): “…horrible scripted scenes, a couple of lousy challenges, an overly long run-time”

Unfunny Pranks

Hopefully idiots will not fake having COVID-19. That’s not funny. People are dying all over the world right now and genuinely frightened about contracting it. I love a good joke, but some jokes at some times? No. There is nothing funny about the coronavirus right now. Millions of people out of work, wondering how they will pay their bills is not funny.

Maybe at some point in the future when this is over — and mankind will persevere and we will get past this — then we can all get past the emotional experience and look back we’ll find something humorous to reflect upon (seem very doubtful, but who knows?). Not now. I’m not preaching, that’s just my 2 and 1/2 rusted pennies. Wisdom from an old Jedi, Luke.

Google is canceling their normal April Fool’s day jokes. First time I remember that happening. Also: T-Mobile ditching April Fools’ Day jokes, donating to Boys & Girls Clubs of America instead. Now that’s a novel use of today’s tradition.

Wondering how April Fools Day got started?

Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian Calendar, as in the Hindu calendar, the new year began with the spring equinox around April 1. 

People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called “April fools.” These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person.

April Fools Day – History.com

Paper fish? LOL. After reading this page, I just learned something. Just goes to show you can never stop learning. I just thought it was a day that people decided to play pranks “because.” Didn’t realize there was any history behind it. Did you?

How are you spending your April Fool’s Day? Not going to use the word “celebrating” because that seems out of place this year. Who is celebrating anything right now?

FIRST LOOK: Impractical Jokers: The Movie

Impractical Jokers: The Movie is from TruTV and playing in theaters since February 21, 2020

This is a first FIRST LOOK profiling a movie that’s already screening in the theaters. I noticed this one playing locally at the Regal Cinemas and mentioned it as a “bonus” in the opening 2-28-2020 post (even though it actually opened a week before), but my interest continues to grow in this movie that is playing almost wide now (2,000+ screens is considered a wide release).

Also, I’m curious how it just dropped in and opened without coverage from anywhere that I currently follow? Box Office Mojo and Movie Insider don’t even show it as a movie playing unless you click deep or search for it. Puzzling when you consider the box office sales (keep reading).

It didn’t show up in the 2020 coming soon lists either. This means my main sources are at least somewhat flawed. A movie that just drops in, creates a buzz and then expands to over 1,500 theaters shouldn’t be missing on my radar. I do see it on Movie Insider’s February 2020 list, but it doesn’t even have the box art

And yet it did.

So, skipping the meta moment, let’s look what this movie is doing and what it’s about.

Impractical Jokers: The Movie expanded to 1,820 theaters this weekend after earning $2.607 million in 357 theaters last weekend. Directed by Chris Henchy and based on the truTV television series Impractical Jokers, the film stars Brian Quinn, James Murray, Sal Vulcano and Joe Gatto, also known as The Tenderloins. The show concerns our stars conducting embarrassing hidden-camera pranks or dares. It has apparently run for eight seasons and 231 episodes (and is based on a UK show of the same name/concept which ran for three seasons and 21 episodes). Distributed by Warner Media, the film earned $890,000 (-7%) on Friday for a likely $2.6 million (-1%) second-weekend gross, bringing the $3 million flick’s ten-day cume to $5.692 million

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Am going to see it later today, if I can coax Kara to go. She likes popcorn and those large reclining seats, but she only has bought into watching most wide release movies coming out, not all of them. For our vacation in Las Vegas next week, I’m springing a couple surprises on her that she might not be that interested in. Am not sure this movie will interest her at all either. It seems a bit like Jackass meets America’s Funniest Videos.

Then again, check out the trailer:

Impractical Jokers: The Movie opened LIMITED in theaters on February 21, 2020

These four guys go by The Tenderloins and have been pranking each other on this TV show for 200+ episodes on TruTV. Here the four of them are talking about what they do on Kimmel:

Here is an example from an actual TruTV episode where The Tenderloins are pitching some horrifically bad ideas to a focus group.

This looks like it might be laugh out loud funny in parts. Will admit I laughed at the pure stupidity and the “real” audience reactions. Were they in on this somehow? That’s what I started to ask myself the more into the video I delved. Never have seen this show before, but it made me laugh, so props for that. Can this work as a full movie? Will find out.

Have you seen Impractical Jokers: The Movie? Do you want to?

Impractical Jokers: The Movie opened limited in theaters on February 21, 2020 and has expanded to 1,500+ theaters.