(R, 1:25:28, Released 2008)
|Release Date:||Sep 5, 2008|
|DVD Release Date:||Dec 30, 2008|
|Starring:||Matthew McConaughey, Alexie Gilmore, Jeffrey Nordling, Woody Harrelson, Scott Glenn, Ramon Rodriguez, Willie Nelson|
|Directed by:||S.R. Bindler|
|Synopsis:||Hands on a Hard Body director S.R. Bindler directs this wave-twisting tale of a soul-searching surfer (Matthew McConaughey) in the midst of an existential crisis. Steve Addington (McConaughey) is an herb-toking long-boarder with a keen sense of balance and a mellow outlook on life. Upon returning to his hometown of Malibu to spend the summer with old friends, Steve begins to sense that the good vibes he remembers as a boy have been hopelessly corrupted by the powers that be. When the earthen surfer is faced with the prospect of expanding into virtual-reality video games and reality television or risk being rendered irrelevant, he opts to keep riding the majestic Southern California waves rather than participate in this new digital reality. Fate seems to intercede, however, when the ocean simply ceases to produce any suitable waves. His finances dried up, his sponsored expense accounts suddenly canceled, and his friends flocking off to bluer pastures, the surfer without a wave suddenly realizes that he has but two choices in life: he can either sit tight and try to keep his sanity until the waves come rolling in again, or finally give in to the Man and his intoxicating world of artificial amusements. Perhaps with a little wisdom from his trusted manager (Woody Harrelson), his aging mentor (Scott Glenn), his guardian angel (Willie Nelson), and his newfound muse (Alexie Gilmore), Addington can somehow manage to maintain his mellow just long enough to put it all into perspective and get back to the basics. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi|
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August 13, 2010
Dumb but harmless. Go into it with no expectations but that it will be a throwback to late 70's-early 80's mindless flicks like The Malibu Bikini Shop and it's ilk and you're in the right frame of mind for this.
July 8, 2010
It's a pretty alright summer movie. One of those 'do what you love and the rest will fall in to place' films. I can dig it and I can't get enough of the surfer vibe ever since i saw POINT BREAK LIVE.
fb733768972March 23, 2010
OH MY GOD! This movie is so bad that it deserves to be likeable for laughing at. Matthew McConaughey digs an extremely large hole to die in in this film. He is one of the worst actors ever. He was funny in Fool's Gold, but then he went to bed. This movie is one of the worst movies I've ever seen period. Damn I wish I could have seen this coming before I watched it! There is no reason why it should have been thought of!
December 4, 2009
Ah, the holy grail of Matthew McConaughey shirtless flicks. I'm not even going to go over the plot of this film because there is no plot. There's just this massive, disemboweled thing quivering on screen for 75 minutes (there's 10 minutes of credits and goat footage at the end. I shit you not). This film is so horrible that if someone had shown it to a prisoner at Gitmo then said person showing this film would justly be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Yes, this movie is an unholy thing that needs to be purged from society at once. Gregory Peck should stab this fucking thing at the altar to make sure there are no sequels. I've caught myself drooling since watching this film, not that I'm hot for the stars bod, but I've been rendered brain damaged by this steaming piece of shit film. I'm learning to use the left side of my body again and I've almost stopped shitting my pants. This film kills more brain cells than Lee Harvey Oswald.
April 1, 2009
Tubular, awesome, cowabunga dude!!! jaja this is a dude surfer movie very clearly. Longboarding soul-surfer Steve Addington returns to Malibu for the summer to find his cool hometown vibe corrupted. New sponsorship demands Addington to expand into Virtual Reality Video Games and Reality TV. Unwilling to participate in this new digital-reality, he chooses to spend his summer surfing his home break. But in a twist-of-fate, the waves go flat and stay flat. Out of money, his expense-accounts canceled, and betrayed by his buddies, Addington is backed into a harsh corner. He must endure the insanity that comes with no waves or give into "the Man" and his new, reality-altering machines. Aided by his manager, his mentor, his guardian-angel and his summer lover, Addington has a chance of keeping his cool, but it's not going to be easy. The dude needs a wave, and there's never been a drought like this.
January 4, 2009
Surfer Dude with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson has some funny scenes but overall not worth seeing. A movie that even at the 90 min run time seemed a bit dragged out.
August 1, 2009
From viewing the trailer for the film, I had a feeling that I wasn't gonna like the film and after seeing the film, I was right. McConaughey has to stop playing these kinds of roles. He comes off as a really bad impersonation of Patrick Swayze's character from Point Break. Both him and Woody Harrellson were much better in Ed TV than this film. The only positive thing about this film, is Jeffrey Nordling, who does a good job, given what he has to work with, and makes this film watchable.
October 26, 2008
An exceedingly mellow mid-life crisis comedy, brah.
November 28, 2009
I think the Matthew McConaughey that showed talent in a Time to Kill is long gone. Now, I think he just works-out, lights up a joint and yells...Action! This movie is right up his alley....an hour and 28 minutes of being shirtless.
The plot ? Matthew McConaughey plays a surfer, he smokes weed, has sex a lot and walks around shirtless through-out. There's also a lot of T&A. There's not much surfing since there hasn't been many waves of late in the film. There's mostly just scenes of him doing virtual surfing, but he rather just do the real thing and be a surfer....dude!. The movie is dull. If you want to see a movie that has great surfing scenes, then check out Point Break.
November 15, 2011
This is a complete fucking mess. Even the attraction of Mathew McConaughey being shirtless all the way through can't help it one bit. Marked at 85 minutes but you get at least 10 minutes of credits. That's pretty lame. I expected some stoner comedy and teachings of the surfer's philosophy. I got none of that. Despite the claimed genre of comedy, this only barely qualifies. Aside from a few funny lines here and there, this is really not a funny movie. It doesn't even seem to be intended as such. Perhaps it was supposed to be a surfing movie instead, which it might have accomplished, if not for the remarkable lack of actual scenes involving people surfing. So I guess sadly Blue Crush remains the best surfer movie out there. Instead I got zero plot and a character who just wonders aimlessly. It's as if they gave him a bong and followed him with a camera. But hey, maybe I just don't have enough laid-back beach bum in me to appreciate something like this. It was after all a good-looking production, with good acting, lots of hot women in bikinis and lots without, and pretty beach scenery. But then again you can get that from an issue of National Geographic. So skip this one and don't look back.
September 5, 2011
i absolutely love this movie...i would have to say its one of my guilty pleasures...see i sit here watching a movie that i can just kick back and enjoy the simple plot of basically what would one do or how would one feel if the one thing that makes you feel whole or something thats a huge part of your life is just gone. maybe im giving it too much credit and maybe it is a pointless stupid stoner movie.but while watching this movie and listening to things Addington says about how he feels about having the waves not be there for him i understood that. i know im going to be judged for that fucking statement. either way a way to just enjoy without having to be all worked up from plot twists and complexitys of plot development....here you are given simplicity and it works
October 30, 2010
Wow, this movie was shockingly boring. I was expecting a fun movie, but realized pretty fast that it wasn't. Boring and predictable.
June 28, 2010
Wait... what? What was that? Did I just watch an hour and a half of Matthew McConaughey staring lustily at the ocean without his shirt on, sprouting inane "deep" stoner-like nonsense? It appears that I did. This film has no plot and will leave you absolutely dumbfounded as to why it was made.
April 2, 2009
"Love and waves, that's what we need in these dark days."
Surfer, Dude evokes a soft '70s feel and vibe even though it was filmed digitally with the latest technology and incorporates a reality TV and video game plot. It took seven years to get made, and he's using a lot of people he's known since his early twenties, and boy does it show that he's simply hanging out with friends getting stoned, naked, and making a movie on the beach. Woody Harrelson, Scott Glenn, and Willlie Nelson show up mainly to smoke bud on and off camera while improvising their lines. It all proves being Matthew McConaughey isn't all that hard, but making a good movie with him producing is going to be a challenge. He's so out of touch with anything other than a California dream that hasn't been in style for nearly 30 years, and the film feels like it is out of step with today's reality.
February 23, 2009
This role was quite a stretch for McConaughey. He got to roll around in his swim trunks the entire movie, then when he got tired of those he just strolled around naked. This was a rather enjoyable movie about surf culture. It was also very nice that the bad gut got it in the end - that made me very happy.
December 30, 2008
WOW! I was forced to watch this but talk about self aware Matthew is always without his shirt in this one flexing almost in every frame. Now the movie made you feel like you had smoked weed I have never smoked it myself but I can only assume that this is what it would be like. I felt numb and lost myself in time and space.
December 15, 2008
I watched this thinking it would turn out to be a pretty lousy movie, and considering it was in "limited" release at the time I saw it, I turned out to be quite surprised at the turnout. Entertaining, it had it's funny moments, and a Little nudity that pushed the film from a pg13 rating to an R rating. All in all, it was as cool a flick as Addington himself, and just as enjoyable to watch