Surfer, Dude

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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 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.

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Matthew McConaughey
as Steve Addington
Alexie Gilmore
as Danni Martin
Jeffrey Nordling
as Eddie Zarno
Zachary Knighton
as Brillo Murphy
Scott Glenn
as Alister Greenbough
Ramon Rodríguez
as Lupe LaRosa
Woody Harrelson
as Jack Mayweather
Willie Nelson
as Farmer Bob
K.D. Aubert
as April May
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  • Jul 08, 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.
    Alexis N Super Reviewer
  • May 03, 2010
    What is Surfer Dude about? I honestly have no idea. It had some funny scenes with Woody Harrelsson. No plt whatsoever. Matthew McConaughey was shirtless through basically the whole thing. As far as surf movies go I usually like them. Thid one isn't wroth seeing. It's very dragged out and frankly; Plot-less.
    Charlotta L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 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!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 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 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.
    Jim W Super Reviewer

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