Surfer, Dude (2008)
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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
Sep 5, 2008 Wide
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The film looks more like a collection of home movies as opposed to a professional piece of cinema.
You can stick around for the only funny line, which involves a breakfast burrito, but the smart surfer would head for the hills and Willie's goat ranch.
Surfer, Dude is a bizarre throwback. It feels 25-30 years out of date and seems to be meant to be watched on VHS, oops, make that DVD, while stoned.
The number of artistically successful surfing movies can be counted on one hand, and the majority of those are documentaries.
I wish the finished product was as amusing as the behind-the-scenes pot-fueled merriment I imagine took place during production.
There's something about the mystical-spiritual aura surrounding surfing that tends to turn most movies on the subject to hippie-dippie mush.
- Steve Addington: These guys arn't exactly committed to long care...
- Steve Addington: I'm not some ass clown in a green room.
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