- 11/18/1999 12:00:00 AM by needsamuse
Well.. I'm a 'chick' and.. I love this movie! Its been a fave of mine foralong time now. If you're the kind of person that doesnt take things tooseriously, you'll probably like this movie (or maybe not. who knows). Itssuper cheesy, and constantly makes fun of itself and its characters. Thescene stealer of the movie, was Tack for sure. Which I'm sure any otherfanof the movie can agree with me on. Tack holds many inside jokes for mybestfriend and I... and to this day whenever either my best friend or I have anew man in our lives.. our response to the other is always "allright! getyou soooome!" ;-) ... If you're too stuck up to get the goofy humor ofthismovie.. get drunk and watch it or something... you just might laugh:-)
- 3/21/2002 12:00:00 AM by habib
This is one of those movies that most people will never get to see which isa damn shame because this movie is similar to, but better than Waynes World.The film is about two guys, Hubbs and Joe on a quest to get drunk stoned andlaid. If I lived in the USA every night of my life would be likethis.There are plenty of moments in this film that will have first time viewerscrying with laughter and also more than enough hilarious pieces of dialogueto make this worth watching over and over.This deserves to be watched by anyone who likes Dazed and Confused, any ofthe Porkys style comedy films or just about any film fan.Awesome.
- 12/13/2002 12:00:00 AM by aerosmithandwesson
After seeing this movie, you may never drink a short can of beer again! (Iknow I haven't) This film is sure to evoke memories of your greatestmoments, out on the town and on the never ending quest to get "drunk,stonedand laid". The characters are perhaps the most real and well developed inthe history of cinema. The repellant, yet vulnerable and sympathetic Tackisthe archetype of dude who will always be wormed out of his chicks, and Joeis the ultimate antihero on the path to personal discovery and innerstrength. Maybe I'm delving a little too deep....but this movie is asourceof inspiration in an otherwise bland and meaningless era of moviemaking(the20th century). Do yourself a favor...grab a load of tall cans, gather yourbuds and watch this movie. You'll never regret it.
- 10/20/2001 12:00:00 AM by AndrewWalker747
To really appreciate how funny this movie really is, you may need to watchit twice. The first time I watched it, I thought it was so stupid and thenmy friend forced me into watching it a second time and I couldn't stoplaughing. Stuff you might miss the first time-the multiple camera shots ofthe Blue Torpedo during the opening credits, the classic expression onHubbsface when Joe plays "Dont Fear The Reaper", Officer Dean, and Tack'sclassiclines- "Get you some!" and "hey, babe, get naked or shut up!" The list cansimply go on for ever. To put it simply, this movie is a classic comedy(and an EXTREMELY accurate portrayal of teenage suburban life) if you watchit a second time and appreciate the small funny details.
- 7/19/2009 12:00:00 AM by blackknight273
It's sad that many people who commented on this gem, either didn't getit, nitpick over it's faults (yes they are there but all movies havethem), or want to compare it to Dazed and Confused. They are twodifferent movies altogether. For one the kids in Dazed and Confusedwere essentially the 10% - rich, athletic, and popular kids in schoolpartying it up. Then of course there was the rest of us.
If you were an average teen in the late 70's or early 80's, driving,drinking, and smoking whatever you could afford then you got this moviefor sure. Smoking skank weed out of a crushed Shlitz Malt Liquor tallcan - been there, did it. Driving a vehicle that was a barely movinginvitation for the cops to bust you (try a brush painted green ChevyLuv pickup for nasty)- did that too. Getting wasted and crashing therich kid/jock kegger with your friends - did that more times than I cancount.
I especially liked how the writer/director portrayed Joe and Hubbs -for once long haired, hard rock listening, beer swilling, stonersweren't turned into violent sociopaths. There was no nannying Lifetimestyle message about drug and alcohol use. These were good kids, whowhile on the wild side, would more than likely grow up to be prettyresponsible adults - like most of us did.
It's sad there was never a follow up to this one. I liked thecharacters enough that seeing them in later years (can you picture bothJoe and Hubbs being the father character, dealing with the hip hoplistening punks of today - I could)would surely be worth seeing.
This a great, nearly forgotten gem that deserves the 10 I gave it.Crack open a tall OX 45, light up some lumbo and enjoy