Matt’s Flick Pick: ‘Bio-Dome’



Matt Merchant

Out of the mid-1990s comes “Bio-Dome,” one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Two best friends, Bud, played by Pauly Shore, and Doyle, played by Stephen Baldwin, find themselves locked inside a biological habitat for a year with a team of uptight, nature-loving scientists. Thinking the state-of-the-art facility is a shopping mall, the two stop to pee and end up getting cut off from the world. From the moment the self-deemed losers stumble through the back hatch of the germ-free environment, to the moment the front door is blown off by a mad scientist, this film offers every kind of humor you can imagine.

A stoner-comedy, the situations and events that unfold only get raunchier as the movie progresses. Bud and Doyle only prove themselves to be bigger idiots than the scientists can imagine, and the scientists prove themselves to be both understanding and truly off-their-rocker loons. Is it possible for the two to reach a mutual understanding? 

When the scientists begin to teach them the finer points of responsibility, Bud and Doyle slowly change. They pick up cigarette butts to make an air filter, disastrously take care of pest control issues and even uncover a dastardly plot to blow up the bio-dome with explosive coconuts. If you’re looking for a movie that will have you clutching your stomach from laughing so hard, this is the flick for you.

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