Risky Business
Total Film|February 2022
Jackass Forever - The Jackasses are back, a bit older, but no wiser…
By Jordan Farley. Photographs by Paramount

When Johnny Knoxville called Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine in 2019 to talk about getting the band of idiots back together for a fourth film, Tremaine had one question: “Most of the guys are in their 40s, and a couple are 50,” the director recalls. “Is it still going to be funny, seeing a bunch of middle-aged dudes go through this shit?”

Turns out that, yes, watching middle-aged dudes torment their friends for cinéma is as gut-bustingly funny as it ever was, with or without the wrinkles. And if you’re expecting Jackass Forever to go a little easier on its longsuffering stars, think again. “We went to places we’d never gone,” Tremaine claims. “And hoped that their older bodies would hold up to it.”

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