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Dude, Where's My Car?

It's a common theological premise that you cannot have good without having evil. It's the whole balance of the universe thing. Light and Dark. Ying and Yang. Cheese and Onion.

Therefore it follows that we cannot have films like Citizen Kane, The Godfather and Some Like it Hot without movies like Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo, Scary Movie and, yes, Dude, Where's My Car?

Dude, Where's My Car? follows the misadventures of two stoners in search of their missing automobile after a wild night of partying. That's the plot. Sounds like it could be funny? Yes. Is it funny? For about half a second.

Put it like this - if you cracked up at the tattoo joke in the trailer (Duuude! Sweeeet!) and I mean absolutely cracked up, then you'll probably think this is the best comedy of the year. If not, trust me, you won't. In fact if, like me, you sit through the whole thing you'll probably come out wishing you could demand the last eighty minutes back.

My original review of this piece of tripe consisted of four words: "Oh Sweet Lord NO!"

Obviously I had to flesh it out a bit but I stand by that sentiment. If you find yourself sitting in the cinema with the starting credits of Dude, Where's My Car? rolling, calmly get up from your seat and then run as fast as you possibly can out of the cinema and go see anything else. Even if it's The Skulls.

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