See This: Dude, Where’s My Car

Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in Dude, Where's My Car
Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in Dude, Where's My Car

 

 

Sometimes an utterly mindless comedy really hits the spot. That’s Dude, Where’s My Car. It was written by South Park graduate Philip Stark and stars Seann William Scott, a stalwart of the American Pie genre, and Ashton Kutcher, then a new arrival on Planet Heartthrob. One day our two unlikely lads wake up after a large night out and can’t find the car. That’s the title dealt with, and the plot too, since what now happens is that the halfwitted stoner chums wander off trying to find the missing vehicle. As the situations shift from aimless to unlikely to improbable to impossible, with enough drink and drugs consumed en route to fuel a party at Charlie Sheen’s, it starts to become apparent that, in the shape of Jesse Montgomery III (Kutcher) and Chester Greenburg (Scott) we’re in the presence of dumbfuckery on an awesome, epic and epically awesome scale. And somewhere between the sexy Swedish extraterrestrials, the silicone-stuffed lapdancers, the implacable ostriches and the bubblewrap, the penny drops. There’s a rare comedic intelligence at work here – it takes brains to deliver jokes this dumb. And you’ll start laughing. Or groaning. Probably both.

© Steve Morrissey 2013

 

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  • Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 1h 23min | 15 December 2000 (USA) 5.5
    Director: Danny LeinerWriters: Philip StarkStars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer GarnerSummary: Roommates Jesse and Chester, both who have more than just a few cards short of a full deck, are stoner dudes who don't even do their jobs as pizza delivery guys well. They awaken one morning having little recollection of what they did the previous night, due to being wasted. They discover that their kitchen is full of prepackaged pudding, how they got all the pudding they are unaware. From a telephone message they receive, they come to the realization that at some point during the previous night they were at a party at the house of their girlfriends, twins Wanda and Wilma, and that today is their one year anniversary, which they did remember as they already bought the twins gifts. But the worst thing in not remembering what happened last night is that Jesse's car is missing. In trying to find out what happened to the car, they believe they have to recreate the feeling and mindset of last night, meaning getting wasted all over again. In trying to find the car, they, being the types ... Written by Huggo

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