Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Slackers

Posted on

Jamie King, Jason Schwartzman, ...

Slackers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
86 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/01/02
performer:
James King, Michael C. Maronna, Devon Sawa, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Segel
director:
Dewey Nicks
distributor:
Screen Gems Inc.
author:
62256
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

Hollywood’s crush on gross-out, sexed-up teen romps continues with fashion photog-turned-director Dewey Nicks’ descent into the college dorms of the crass and sophomoric. Slackers casts ”Rushmore”’s smart Schwartzman as a clever loser who blackmails a trio of clever cheaters (including ”Final Destination”’s Sawa) into helping him win the object of his obsession (James King). The plucky, up-for-anything cast and occasionally fresh jokes give ”Slackers” a refreshing edge, but the uneven script and some very forced, taste-pushing gags (puppetry with a penis, anyone?) keep the comedy from higher marks.

Comments