(2001) from Tuna
Slackers is an extraordinarily bad comedy about three
friends who scam their way through college. When another student
catches them cheating on an exam, his price for silence is that they
help him get the girl of his dreams, Laura Prepon. Only trouble is
that he is a monumental jerk, and one of the three friends clicks with
The real surprise in this film was the lengthy
breast exposure from a 71 year old Mamie Van Doren. You have to
love an industry that will give a nude role to a 50s bombshell
|I found very little to laugh at, was put off by the
score, and could have done without some of the trick photography.
I honestly can't recommend this film at all.
Devon Sawa ("Idle
Hands") and Jason Schwartzman ("Rushmore") are considered two of the
top five comic talents in their generation.
Which goes to show you just how bad this script was.
Anybody can make a bad comedy with Tom Arnold, but it takes a true
genius to make one with gifted performers.
General UK consensus: one
star. Daily Mail 0/10, Daily Telegraph 5/10, Independent
4/10, Guardian 2/10, Evening Standard 1/10, Express 4/10,
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 4.3/10, Guardian voters 4.8/10
- with their dollars: it only grossed
$4.81m (half of that the first weekend) against an $11m
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
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 D+. It is a technically sound
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