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Another of my dvd picks this week. The one time the Farrelly Bros. stretched a bit. A nice little coming of age story...pretty funny stuff. Alec Baldwin as the father steals every scene he's in. One of my favorite lines ever is when Baldwin is talking to his teenage son about sex. :"Sex is like Chinese food. It over til you both get your cookies." Think I'll use that one myself someday
I've known about this movie pretty much all of my life, as my dad had bought the soundtrack when it first came out. From then until about 2006 I'd never watched it, but I figured with that kick ass soundtrack, it was bound to be good. And you know what? It was. A little bland at parts, but better than most other movies with pretty good soundtracks.
A dramedy that fails at both ends. Lacking the depth of a drama and the laughs of a comedy. I liked the music, but it was all wrong for the time period. Alec Baldwin was good, but his role was minimal. The Farrelly brothers are good at what they do. This is not what they do.
It reminded me of my high school (although not as strict). It's a light hearted movie about a pot smoking teenager who gets sent off to prep school in CT after being arrested. The movie simply follows his character turning into a mature adult. It's pretty forgettable. Alec Baldwin is pretty funny as the conservative father, but the laughs are too few and far between. It did do a good job of reminding me of my high school years, but thats all.
A very good comedy that was ahead of it's time back in 1999. If you put out a movie similar to this with the same cast today, it would be more of hit I believe. The story is a funny one which you would expect from the director's and the cast. Alec Baldwin is hilarious as the father and delver's some great moments throughout the movie. If you enjoy funny comedies you can't go wrong with this flick.
Intermittently amusing comedy whose underachieving nature is both its downfall and its source of what mild laughs are to be had. Film's lack of aspirations are perhaps exemplified by the fact that its stoner character is actually named "Drugs". The type of unassuming comedy that may hold up better than one might expect.