Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is a 2011 American comedy film produced by Happy Madison Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, and Nick Swardson (who is also the film's lead actor) co-wrote the script and Tom Brady directed. It was released on September 9, 2011. It was a major box-office failure and was panned by nearly every film critic. It was nominated for six Razzies, including the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture, but lost to the film Jack and Jill, another film by Adam Sandler. A small-town child-like man, Bucky Larson (Nick Swardson), stumbles upon a family secret: His quiet and reserved parents (Edward Hermann and Miriam Flynn) were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world. Unfortunately he lacks two things, any idea of how to become a porn star like his parents, and a decent sized penis. However his incredibly small penis ends up providing him with fame due to it making women appreciate the size of their own partner's penis more. Along the way he meets many odd characters.