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DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?

DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?

DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? 7

 


Jesse Montgomery (Ashton Kutcher) and Chester Greenburg (Seann William Scott) are hard-partying pizza-delivery dudes who wake up one morning with no recollection of what happened the previous night — including where they parked Jesse’s car! As they try to retrace their steps, they get mixed up with latex-clad transsexual strippers, a pot-smoking dog, invading aliens … and angry ostriches!

Director:

Danny Leiner

         <div class="section"><h6 id="cast">Cast:</h6>           <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">                         <tbody><tr><td width="49%">                                                              <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Ashton_Kutcher/20017210">Ashton Kutcher</a>                                                      </td>                    <td>&nbsp;</td>                  <td width="2%"> </td>                   <td width="49%">                                                      <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Seann_William_Scott/20007485">Seann William Scott</a>                                             </td></tr>                 <tr><td>&nbsp;</td>                      </tr><tr><td width="49%">                                                              <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Jennifer_Garner/191679">Jennifer Garner</a>                                                      </td>                  <td>&nbsp;</td>                  <td width="2%"> </td>                   <td width="49%">                                                      <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Marla_Sokoloff/20008982">Marla Sokoloff</a>                                           </td></tr>                 <tr><td>&nbsp;</td>                      </tr><tr><td width="49%">                                                              <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Brent_Spiner/87873">Brent Spiner</a>                                                      </td>                 <td>&nbsp;</td>                  <td width="2%"> </td>                   <td width="49%">                                                      <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Kristy_Swanson/20002265">Kristy Swanson</a>                                           </td></tr>                 <tr><td>&nbsp;</td>                      </tr><tr><td width="49%">                                                              <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/John_Toles-Bey/20006240">John Toles-Bey</a>                                                      </td>                  <td>&nbsp;</td>                  <td width="2%"> </td>                   <td width="49%">                                                      <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/David_Herman/20018781">David Herman</a>                                           </td></tr>                 <tr><td>&nbsp;</td>                      </tr><tr><td width="49%">                                                              <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Hal_Sparks/20018782">Hal Sparks</a>                                                      </td>                  <td>&nbsp;</td>                  <td width="2%"> </td>                   <td width="49%">                                                      <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Charlie_O_Connell/20018783">Charlie O'Connell</a>                                             </td></tr>                 <tr><td>&nbsp;</td>                      </tr><tr><td width="49%">                                                              <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Mary_Lynn_Rajskub/20018784">Mary Lynn Rajskub</a>                                                      </td>                    <td>&nbsp;</td>                  <td width="2%"> </td>                   <td width="49%">                                                      <a href="http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Bill_Chott/20058903">Bill Chott</a>                                           </td></tr>                 </tbody></table></div>                                       <h6>Genres:</h6><p><a href="http://www.netflix.com/Genre/Comedy/307">Comedy</a>

 

THE AV REVIEW:  

There’s the most basic of plots: Jesse and Chester, two stoners whose vocabulary consists of relentless utterings of “dude” and “sweet,” wake up one morning to realize that Jesse’s car is missing, and they have no recollection of the previous night. As they set out to find the car, they begin to piece together the silly, unbelievably outrageous events of the previous night, from a tryst in a strip club with a transsexual stripper who gave them a suitcase full of cash, to encounters with different groups of nerdy, busty, and macho aliens, all demanding from them a device known as the continuum transfunctioner.

And that’s it, the entire plot of the movie, mixed in with some truly hearty laughs and some good yet goofy acting from two guys who know what they’re doing. The movie works for the simple reason that Ashton Kutcher (Jesse) and Seann William Scott (Chester) do such a good job of acting completely stupid that they sell us on the whole stoner appearance of the movie. A film like this can’t work without the mentality to back it up, and the absence of that mentality is just what it needs.

There are laughs, and while some of them are forced, there are those that succeeded in getting more than just a chuckle out of me. The two guys’ mentality is one gag, but the movie also makes us laugh by playing their girlfriends, known as “The Twins,” to be just as air-headed as they are. A chinese fast food drive-thru results in an hilarious explosion of anger, while the whole girls-with-big-hoo-hoos mentality runs throughout.

The Blu-Ray offers added level of clarity to the film. But, how much clarity do you need for a stoner comedy? Throw on some decent special features and you’ve got a workable product. Outside of that, it’s one for the teenagers. Everyone else can rent it.

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