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Danish shock comedy sequel 'Klown Forever' falls flat

Danish shock comedy sequel 'Klown Forever' falls flat

Like “American Pie 2,” “The Hangover Part II,” and much of Sacha Baron Cohen’s post-“Borat” output, “Klown Forever,” the sequel to Denmark’s raunchy hit, “Klown: The Movie,” illustrates the diminishing returns inherent in going back to the shock comedy well.

Having exhausted their taboo-busting options on their home turf in the 2010 film (it was released in the U.S. in 2012), BFFs Casper (Casper Christensen) and Frank (Frank Hvam) opt to take their debauched act on the road.

Not quite adjusting to his new life of domesticity, timid Frank ditches his wife and two young kids and, in an attempt to mend their strained relationship, joins his horn-dog pal in a rented Hollywood...