Steve Addington is the worlds preeminent surfer - cool, laid back, stoned, shirtless and barefoot, living off endorsements for surfboards and trunks, paid in cash. In Malibu his endorsement contract has been bought by Eddie Zarno, a surfer turned businessman who wants Steve to record his moves for an electronic virtual reality game. Steve just wants to surf. While Zarno tries to change Steves mind, the Pacific goes calm - there are no waves for days on end. Steves attracted to Danni, recently fired by Zarno, but the lack of surfing drains him. Plus, hes low on dough. Will he sign with Zarno, get paid, and lose his self-respect?
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I can only guess the studio didn't promote this movie because it's a solid movie. The directing and editing are fine, and I thought the actors sold their parts. I haven't been this moved by a movie since "Vanilla Sky". Someday you'll stumble across it on cable and I really think you'll enjoy it.
I was stunned by this movie. With so many big name stars I thought that there would be at least a half decent story. There is not. This is just one big advertisement for getting stoned. I actually felt embarrassed for the actors. What were they thinking?! As for the writer and director, well I have my own theories about where they got their "inspiration" for this story. I've watched my fair share of surfing movies, and they run the gamut from corny to nostalgia to documentary, appealing to people casually interested in the sport, to die hard surfing addicts. But this movie fails to make the grade at all, and doesn't deserve to be named among this genre.
Hard to understand how one can take a beautiful location and ruin it with poor photography. The color is all a greenish-yellow and looks awful. The only thing worth watching is the extra which probably was recorded with a low cost HD camcorder and looks much better than the feature. It has natural color, good skin tone and even most of the people in the film look better on the short extra. McConnaughey acts like a stoned idiot in the freature, but has charm and class in the extra. Whoever did the extra should have been responsible for the entire film.
The film looks more like a collection of home movies as opposed to a professional piece of cinema.
Matthew McConaughey plays Malibu's Steve Addington, a man who defines "surfer." The maker of a virtual reality video game wants Steve to become one of the avatars of the game by getting wired up and riding a mock surf board while wearing reality glasses. Steve doesn't want to do this. He wants REAL surfing...and that was pretty much the film.Steve speaks surfer-ese, a dialect of the Cannabis language group. His language is understood by his manager played by Woody Harrelson, and farmer friend Willie Nelson.The comedy was light. The drama fake with characters you never really know or care about. The film is about not selling out, but when you have no real values, what is there to sell out?PARENTAL GUIDE: Pot Smoking, F-bomb, hard body nudity.
In the motion picture Surfer, Dude, Matthew McConaughey plays a surfernamed Steve Addington that is in a position where he is almost beingforced to participate in a reality television show and a virtualreality video game about surfing. Although all Steve Addington wants todo is spend his time surfing.I'll admit that the storyline was not so good, but the characters were.Jeffrey Nordling as Eddie Zarno and Ramon Rodriguez as Lupe La Rosaplay two surfers trying to exploit Steve Addington. Eddie Zarno ownsSteve Addington's money and contract. And Lupe La Rosa is SteveAddington's annoying enemy. These two characters are the kind that youlove to hate. Willie Nelson was a plus for the movie as well as all thetopless women.If all else fails Matthew McConaughey's surfer laugh will make youlaugh every time you hear it.
This review is from: Surfer, Dude (Amazon Instant Video) "Surfer,Dude" is okay for a surfer movie. He wants to surf so bad he goes to Mexico when the waives are gone in california.I recommend it to fans of Matthew McConaughey and fans of surfing.
This is a very poorly done movie and is not entertaining. Some, might try to give it a chance, but the fact is, it never gets better, and it starts out lame. If you have never surfed, or your child never has, get them a lesson, and take picswith the video on your digital cam, and it will be more entertaining than this movie. Easy to see why it flopped so bad, and hard to believe it was even released for dvd viewing. The one good thing about it, is when you watch the next movie you regard as boring, not entertaining,and dull, compare it to your viewing of this one, and suddenly the other will become magnificent in comparison. Do notwaste your time, unless your goal is to waste time, or you insist on punishing yourself for some unknown reason.
Hey Matt, just because you sport board shorts & a eight pack, doesn'tgive you a license to be a Douche Bag. Please come down to the pier soI can throw a Burrito at you! you are better suited playing HarveyMilk, than surfer dude, and if its about a dude, why wasn't JeffBridges involved in this fiasco, Dude! Stay in Austin, smoke dope, andfling cow pies, yippe ki yay! Take your husband screenwriter with youalong the way to surfer dude hell. also please give back the paycheckfor this film, I want my money back dude!I If you wanna be a ken dolljoin Chippendale's. Hey Matt, the only thing you got right was thesoundtrack! Dude, your 3rd Eye Vision when it comes to surfer dude
Why am i saying that? well, even when i'm not a McConaughey fan i sawthe title and decided to rent it as i feel attracted to almost anything"Surf", so, as the movie began to roll i really was feeling not tocontinue as i really expected something more like "Jeff Spicoli"(Fasttimes at Ridgemont high), yeah stereotypical stoner-surfer-dude youknow, funny, and this movie try's too hard to create funny scenes but ireally didn't found them, contrary id found it slow, with not too manymemorable moments,but you know how it is this id stay waiting for thebest but didn't arrive, the part that went really really bad was whenthey mix the super technology stuff, this is the most anti-surferstuff, high end simulation is the contrary of all Surf basics, theacting was so terrible in that part that i recognize i had to leave thecouch and visit the kitchen, when i went back i really felt anxious tojust forward scenes until i maybe could find some fun, but, again, itry to be patient, but end up the same, in conclusion, a strange moviewith the wrong title, who watches this movie expecting surfing on it,iswasting time, the movie barely touch the topic, seems like the secondtopic on it,with very few laughs on it,.. so if you don't really have agood movie at hand (real or classic surfing movies) and want to seesomething that vaguely relates it give it a try,
This is by far one of the worst movies I've seen in my life. The word"dude" is used so much it starts to wear a person down after about thefirst 10 minutes of the movie. The plot is weak, the whole story lineis lame and the ending is the only great part of the entire movie. Itmeans the movie is over and you can go back to watching something worthspending time on. The whole movie reminds me of someone trying tore-invent a small part of Hunter S. Thompson's life. The idea of amoron walking around spurting out the word dude all the time, stonedand drunk out of his skull and trying to find a wave to ride makes nosense what so ever. Avoid this piece of crap at all costs.
You've already heard all the hype surrounding the release of S.R. Bindler's masterwork "Surfer, Dude" on DVD. Now, it's even being rumored that Matthew McConaughey (The Wedding Planner, Fool's Gold) may score an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of legendary soul surfer Steve Addington. Some critics even speculate an Oscar sweep, including but not limited to, a 'Best Supporting Actor' to Harrelson and 'Best Achievement in Directing' to Bindler."Surfer, Dude" is a film that works on every level, and it draws its energy and wit from the deft hand of filmmaker S.R. Bindler (Hands On a Hard Body) and its ensemble cast. Bindler first shocked the film world in 1998 with his compelling documentary about a small town Nissan dealership in rural Longview, Texas. Despite his only short stint in Hollywood, Bindler was offered the juggernaut script of "Surfer, Dude" and rose to the challenge.This film boasts powerhouse performances by its leads, a thought-provoking premise, breathtaking visuals and elegant cinematography. Bindler draws inspiration from the greats like Robert Altman (The Player), using long takes to encourage his actors to stay in character (I remember a shot lasting nearly 11 seconds!). The film has even earned recognition from French cinematographer Pierre Aïm (La Haine) for its ethereal capture of Malibu."Surfer, Dude" is a rich, complex character study which succeeds in large part from Matthew McConaughey's brilliant performance. His genuine and sensitive depiction of a marijuana addict is reminiscent of Nicolas Cage's performance as an alcoholic in "Leaving Las Vegas". With obvious help from the genius script McConaughey simply sings Cory Van Dyke's dialogue and totally immerses himself in the character. He accurately captures the feel of a surfer in angst and gives his character the depth it deserves. As far as McConaughey's physical appearance in the film, well, if he wasn't acting he'd most likely be an underwear model, so you can imagine why "Surfer, Dude" is the perfect Matthew McConaughey vehicle.The film gets elevated to another level with help from the supporting cast and emotionally demanding story. Jeffrey Nordling (D3: The Mighty Ducks, Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying) gives a gripping performance as Eddie Zarno, a former surfer turned corporate scumbag who tries to blackmail McConaughey's character. The action sizzles, the drama never slacks and the laughs keep rollin' in. This film doesn't end as a neatly wrapped package with a bow either, it leaves you wanting and craving more. If you're a film historian or even just a regular film buff, "Surfer, Dude" deserves a spot in your collection.P.S. - Criterion please give "Surfer, Dude" the treatment!!!!!
For those who rated this 1 star..... after reading each of your reviews careful and thoughtfully, I understand why you would rate this film the way you did.... you don't get it. And that's okay. For those who want a movie that goes way outside the lines, then this is a movie you will enjoy. Enough said on that.....
This review is from: Surfer, Dude (DVD) Surprisingly, this self-indulgent (Matt McC's own words) effort is really fun. I grew up with guys like this in sunny Calif. And, believe it or not we're still grown up.
What can you say about a movie that features Matthew McConaugheyplaying a surfer/stoner, with Woody Harrelson as his sidekick, that'sbarely able to muster a single laugh in 90 minutes? About all you cansay is that someone dropped the ball and that someone would have to befirst time feature filmmaker S.R. Bindler. Instead of clever dialogueand an engaging plot, we are treated to lots of "stoner lingo," tightshots of girls' asses, and plenty of topless scenes thrown in for goodmeasure. In other words, the sort of movie a 17-year-old kid would makewith his camcorder and a couple of buddies. Remember those BurtReynolds movies in the 70's that basically had no plot but gave Burt anexcuse to make a film with his pals? This is Matthew McConaughey'shomage to those. We're even treated to a cameo by Willie Nelson in arole that serves no purpose other than as an excuse to have him in themovie. On a positive note, "Surfer, Dude" makes "Sahara" look likeOscar material.
I see so many reviews about this that say it isn't surfing. How many of you have hung at the beach and surfed every day? I know lots of surfers who are just like Addington. If you hang at one break long enough you'll find them and generally it doesn't take long! I enjoyed this movie cause it was about a surfer who finds his "world" under attack and has to deal with the greatest hardship (no waves) that could happen. Have you ever lived through a wave drought? Usually won't last longer than a week but it sucks none the less! It didn't have slash and burn hardcore surf footage: so what? It's not a surf video. Having Keith Malloy double as Addington in the water was good style. He rips on a longboard. I rate this highly because it's an accurate depiction of what some surfers are like and how they are focused on nothing but waves!
A movie about a surfer, that is really a movie about smoking weed. I wish that I could get a refund.
This review is from: Surfer, Dude [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray) This is one of my favorite movies ever... Was just like it had never been opened and was ordered and recieved in less than a week. Would definatly recommend not only the movie, but also the shipper. Thank You
This is one of the worst movies ever made. I happen to see it for free and I think I should get a refund for wasting my time.
This review is from: Surfer, Dude (DVD) Bought the DVD for my wife. She has been watching the whole thing, the movie, outtakes, interviews. Package came in quickly and looks like new. Great deal.