Movie Stats & Links
||Devon Sawa, Jason Schwartzman,
James King, Michael Maronna
||Please, leave them
||Please, leave her
||An old woman's
boobies and a sex scenes where we don't get to see James King
||I still wish I
could get the scene of Schwartzman giving a sponge bath out of
||At the homeless
shelter line, Ethan explains to Angela: "I'm in the food
service industry and I like bums."
||Neal Morita, Erik
"Slackers" had the potential with the basic storyline:
Loser student catches three dudes cheating their way through college
and threatens to get them kicked out of college unless they help him
get the girl of his dreams. Simple enough, it could have been cute,
funny, and your basic teen comedy. The problem develops when our loser
student, Ethan (Jason Schwartzman), isnít just a loser, heís a stalker
Ė a twisted stalker with a shrine to the girl of his dreams, Angela
(James King), in his dorm room, and he goes around collecting strands
of her hair after class, fashioning them into a hair doll. Then there
are our three slackers, Dave (Devon Sawa), Jeff (Michael C. Maronna),
and Sam (Jason Segal), who, quite honestly, donít seem to have the
brains to have cheated their way through college.
A Movie Review
So, anyway, Ethan
catches our trio cheating on a physics test, and does the blackmail
thing. He wants Angela and makes the boys set the two of them up. The
trio goes into action, getting past history on Angela (in one spot,
Dave goes to Angelaís house, posing as a censes worker. Mom and Dad
are both drunk in the middle of the afternoon, show Dave baby
pictures, and when Dave asks for Angelaís birth certificate, social
security card, passport, and other info, well, they seem more than
happy to give this information to him, and while Dad is getting this
info from Angelaís room, Mom tells Dave that she enjoys decorating,
cooking, sucking cock, and sewing, or something like that, and then
proceeds to blow Dave.), stealing her e-mail, and just basically
finding out that a guy like Dave would be her ideal man.
Well, as it turns out, the trio figure out a way for Ethan to meet
up with Angela, as a volunteer at a hospital, but Ethan is just a
nutcase and, well, scary. Yea, Dave and Angela hook up, Ethan is
pissed, splits them up, then creepily tries to be the rebound
boyfriend for Angela, but now our boys look to expose Ethan.
The movie goes for cheap laughs that just arenít funny, the people
at this college might be some of the dumbest people in the world, and
in the end "Slackers" just isnít funny at all, in fact it is actually
disturbing. Gross-out comedies are one thing, but you know a movie
just canít figure it out when a fart joke fails.
As the movie was moving along I figured I was going to give it
maybe Ĺ star, or maybe James King might would have at least gotten
naked and I give it one star, but the nudity in this movie was
supplied by Ethan giving an old lady in the hospital a sponge bath on
her boobies. Thatís a negative star in my book. So, and I donít know
if Iíll ever give a rating this bad, but it Ė1/2 star for "Slackers."
At least they cleared it up that Angelaís mom is actually her step-mom
so it wasnít so creepy that Dave got a blow-job from mom and then
slept with the daughter. Alright, itís still creepy. Ė1 star instead.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!