Актеры: Ashton Kutcher (as Jesse Montgomery III), Seann William Scott (as Chester Greenburg), Jennifer Garner (as Wanda), Marla Sokoloff (as Wilma), Kristy Swanson (as Christie Boner), David Herman (I) (as Nelson), Hal Sparks (as Zoltan, Imperial Commander of the Space Nerds), Charlie O'Connell (I) (as Tommy, Christie's Boyfriend), John Toles-Bey (as Mr. Pizzacoli, the Boy's Boss), Christian Middelthon (as Nordic Dude ), David Bannick (as Nordic Dude 2), Turtle (as Jeff a Space Nerd), Bob Clendenin (as Zarnoff (as Robert Clendenin)), Mary Lynn Rajskub (as Zelmina), Kevin Christy (as Zellner)
Описание: Вчерашнюю ночь они не помнят, сегодняшний день они не забудут... Прошлой ночью два "чувака" - Джесси и Честер - повеселились на славу. Так угорели, что не могут вспомнить ровно ничего - в том числе и где они поставили свою машину. Парням остается только одно - шаг за шагом восстановить события прошлого дня в надежде обнаружить пропажу. Они еще не знают, какая "поездочка" им предстоит.
Рецензии: Rating: 7 out of 10; What the rating means in my system: "Genre fans should enjoy it as well as a lot of people with a more passing interest in the genre. Flaws are starting to show. Serious film fans (someone who watches at least 2 films per week but doesn't have special feelings for the genre) should give these more consideration before spending their money. Casual film-fans (one film or less per week) should generally stay away from 7's or anything lower."
Warning: Do not go anywhere near Dude, Where's My Car? if you require any degree of realism in your films. Like a version of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure for the early 21st Century (I'm sure more are to come), anything can, and usually does happen in Dude. You can't expect anything like what most people would call a logical flow of plot, believable character motivations, etc. Dude exists purely to make real the absurd' to put two outrageous characters in a series of ridiculous, often funny situations. If you don't have a taste for those sorts of films, avoid Dude like the plague.
For the rest of us, Dude will probably work as often as it doesn't, but that's the problem--too often it doesn't work. The best thing about the film, in my opinion, was the clever way in which scripter Philip Stark (who, like star Ashton Kutcher comes to Dude by way of the television program, `That 70's Show') weaves all the disparate and seemingly insignificant plot elements together. For instance, while it's happening, it seems pointless to show Chester (Seann William Scott) spending so much time watching nature shows (despite the character emphasis--how many stoners _don't_ do that?), but near the end of the film, the fact becomes a hinge and saves the day.
Not that Stark's writing is the only admirable element. Kutcher and Scott seem right at home in their roles (as does Stuttering John Melendez, of Howard Stern Show fame, in his amusing cameo), and are a large part of what makes Dude as successful as it is. Especially since almost all of the other cast members seem to be giving an odd, almost Dadaist performance that's hammy and bad (of course, the pessimistic view is that this wasn't intentional).
It's difficult to give any account of the plot without providing spoilers, and this was one of those films where the trailer (which I saw at least 15 times before the film) ruined at least 20 percent of the film for me. Even though I'm sure fellow IMDb reviewers will give you spoilers, I'll just tell you that the premise is that two stoners, Jesse and Chester, wake up after a session of heavy partying to realize that they had no idea what they did the night before. They blacked out so bad, as a matter of fact, that they seem to have `misplaced' Jesse's car. As they try to figure out what happened to the car, they gradually discover facts about the previous night, which keep becoming stranger and stranger until they're mixed up with a world full of people fit for a mental institution.
Dude works the best when Stark and director Danny Leiner let loose and most fully commit to absurdism. Oddly, they hedge their bets too often and temper the craziness, as if they didn't want to go too over the top. This was almost a fatal mistake, and in analysis, makes little sense. As I noted in my warning paragraph, no one with a taste for realism will go along for this ride. Understanding this, they should have wholeheartedly stretched the film in the anti-realist direction, because whenever they do, the results are amusing, if not hilarious.
Another slight flaw is that Dude sometimes plays like a vanity project--especially during scenes like the rap music video. It just didn't work within the context of the film, and seemed like it was there just because Kutcher and Scott have always wanted to do a video. Whether that's true or not, that's the way it plays in Peoria.
Ultimately uneven, Dude is worth seeing if you have a yen for films like the Bill and Ted movies, the BBC Hitchhiker's Guide miniseries, Adam Sandler's films, latter-day Mel Brooks, or even, at a stretch, Monty Python. Just don't expect it to be quite as good as most of them. Here's to hoping that Stark and Leiner say `screw off' when someone asks them to pull in the reins a bit on their next project. If they have the guts to do that, they just might have a 10 on their hands