‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ review: Plenty of Staten Island references, celebrity appearances
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Director Chris Henchy said he wanted to give the fans of “Impractical Jokers” what they’ve come to expect — the guys in their playful but competitive truTV state — while attracting a wider audience that may not be familiar with the show.
“Impractical Jokers: The Movie” did just that.
The film is billed as a half-scripted, half-improv comedy following the “Impractical Jokers” crew (Staten Island buddies Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano) on their trek to a Paula Abdul concert. When they are given three passes to see her perform in Miami, the four “Jokers” must battle it out in hidden camera challenges to determine who will go — and who will be left out.