Smosh: The Movie(otherwise known asThe Smosh Movie) is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Alex Winter , and distributed by 20th Century Fox in the United States and Lionsgate worldwide. The film stars YouTube comedy duo Smosh , which consists of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, as well as cameos from other famous YouTube stars, such as Grace Helbig , and Markiplier . This is Smosh's first theatrical film, as it revolves around Smosh going inside YouTube virtually to alter a clip that will ruin Anthony's chances of dating his crush, Anna.
on July 22-23, and was released in the United States on July 24, 2015.It was then released in the United Kingdom two days later.
The film received near-positive reviews from critics. The biggest concerns were acting, humor, and dullness of the plot, while others praised the composition and conflict of the story, striking a resemblance toBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, in which director Alex Winter starred in.
Anthony and Ian (as themselves) are best friends and live in a small house, with Ian's parents. One day, Ian finds a video of Anthony reciting the Magic Pocket Slave Monsters theme at their high school prom. In the video, Anthony attempts to backflip, but in the process fails and the microphone he was using is then lodged up his butt, to their disgust. They find, unfortunately, that the video went viral in a matter of days and is widely known, as well as Anthony's embarrassing nickname, "Backflip Microphone Guy", with him being instantly recognized. They both decide to pull down the video before it blows his chances of reconnecting with Anthony's crush, Anna (Jillian Nelson).
They travel to the YouTube headquarters, where they meet a receptionist named Stephanie ( Grace Helbig ) who knows the video, and speak to the CEO of the company, Steve YouTube ( Michael Ian Black ), to which Steve recognizes Anthony instantly, due to him watching it, too. Steve explains that if a video is uploaded to YouTube, it's uploaded forever, but the only way to fix the video is by literally going inside of YouTube through a portal, and changing the video from the inside. Anthony decides that it is important enough to go through with it, so Ian accompanies him in traveling through YouTube.
Steve provides them with two electronic phones equipped with an artificial intelligence named Diri (a parody of Siri ), and then shows them the portal that is behind his closet door. Upon their entrance into YouTube they are taken into an ad, in which Diri skips due to Ian's irritation. After tumbling through a series of YouTube videos, they eventually end up in a Jenna Marbles vlog (herself). Jenna informs them that once their Diri phones run out of battery, they will be permanently stuck in YouTube.
They decide to split up, but Ian eventually abandons the mission and travels to his YouTube crush video, Butt Massage Girl (Brittany Ross), while Anthony gets advice from Steve "Stone Cold" Austin (himself) and finds out that Anna really likes him too. Diri takes Anthony to the Butt Massage Girl video Ian is getting a massage in. Anthony tells Ian that his and Butt Massage Girl's love is fake and that its only a video.
The duo then make it to the embarrassing video of Anthony. Anthony figures out that Ian was the one who recorded and uploaded the video. They both engage in a fight that lasts throughout several YouTube videos, ending with them returning to the start. Ian decides to make it up to Anthony by beating up his past self. Anthony then goes to help him, but past Ian interferes and attacks Anthony, while Ian is trying to knockout past Anthony. During the battle, Diri reveals itself to be Steve, as he tells them that sending the two into YouTube was part of his evil scheme to keep them in YouTube forever.
Frightened, they race to escape YouTube via their video history, but Steve YouTube puts up several obstacles on their way, unsuccessfully, as they make it to the portal only for Steve to be their waiting for them. But a bear surprisingly shows up and subdues Steve, allowing them to escape YouTube. Returning to the real world, the Smosh duo discover that due to their changes to Anthony's embarrassing video, they have become famous, Ian is dating Butt Massage Girl, Ian's parents live with them, Anthony has several girlfriends, and they live in a way bigger and better house. Butt Massage Girl accompanies them as they go to their reunion.
As they arrive to their reunion, they discover they are the most famous ones there. Anthony seeks out Anna and finds her, only to figure out she doesn't like the "new him" as she liked his old high school self, to Anthony's surprise. He decides that the only way to win her affection is to perform the Magic Pocket Slave Monsters theme he originally performed and failed at their high school dance, again. Anthony attempts the flip, and this time succeeds as Ian joins him in performing the song, with Anthony winning Anna's affection. As Butt Massage Girl meets Anna, she reveals her real name to be Brad, making Ian exclaim "WTF?" as the credits roll.
In a post credit scene, Ian is shown getting married to Brad, while Anthony cries in the background.