Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Bill and Ted's umpteenth adventure. 

Frankly, I don't know how you can mess up a stoner comedy. What's to fail? Bill and Ted have another adventure, they keep their innocence and stupidity throughout, and eventually defeat death, the mafia, Napoleon, space aliens, whatever. In between vignettes, they misunderstand all the references, and gawk at all the babes, and we derive some laughs from their stupidity and their r-rated adventures.

I guess there's just no gas left in the tank of the genre, because just about every minute of this film is swiped from Baseketball, or the Bill and Ted movies, or Beavis and Butthead, Weird Science, Half-Baked, Earth Girls are Easy, the Wayne's World Movies, Dumb and Dumber, or old Monty Python skits. 


none, either in the movie or the deleted scenes, but various strippers in bikinis, and some panty upskirts
I don't suppose there is much left to do with dumb guys or gentle stoners that hasn't already been done, plus these two guys are no Jim Carrey or Sean Penn or even Keanu Reeves. 

And their adventures are rated PG-13. Think about that - a stoner comedy rated PG-13.

Think along with me and play the Dude game. We liked this film so much that we've re-named several other films in its honor. Can you identify the original titles? Play along. It's easy, and stupid!

Dude, Where's my Light Saber?

Dude, Where's My Dick?

Dude, Where's the Letters of Transit?

Dude, Where's Bunny Lake?

Dude, Where's the Baby Carriage?

Don Dude, What's Your Offer?

Dude, Where's That Sled?

Dude, Where's the Camels?

Dude, Where's My Monolith?

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1

  • Full-length director and star commentary

  • Making-of featurette, and a music video

I guess I should mention that my daughter watched this movie and said "this is dumb". 

And that from a girl who views Pauly Shore as the Dr Steven Hawking of her universe, a girl who takes written notes when Papa Smurf speaks. And this girl, who doesn't find Carrottop dumb, thought this movie was too dumb.

'Nuff said.

The Critics Vote

  • General consensus: less than two stars.  Berardinelli 1.5/4, Apollo 42/100. The film was not screened for critics.

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.5, which seems too high to me. Apollo users score it 52/100
  • With their dollars ... it grossed $47 million domestically on a budget of only $13 million, so expect Dude, Where ELSE is My Car? soon, in a theater near you.
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. Barely watchable film, even if you are among the target market.

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