College can be a tremendous experience – a time of great personal growth, learning, and fun. However, the newfound freedom also requires some responsibility.
College can be a tremendous experience – a time of great personal growth, learning, and fun. However, the newfound freedom also requires some responsibility. Without parents or anyone to look over your shoulder, that independence can get out of control. College seniors Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel), and Jeff (Michael C. Maronna) have pushed their freedom to the max. It has taken the better part of four years, but they finally perfected their methods of getting a degree by cheating. However, with only a couple of months before graduation, Dave gets sloppy on one particular ‘mission.’ The three are caught by school geek Ethan (Jason Schwartzman). Instead of turning the offenders in, however, Ethan decides to take advantage of the situation, blackmailing the boys into helping him land a date with attractive co-ed Angela (James King). However, after the guys agree, Dave finds he’s falling for Angela himself, which leads to plenty of scheming on both sides to get what they want. SLACKERS may sound like the traditional premise of goof-offs versus the preppy types. And it could potentially have a moral about cheaters not prospering, but it fails miserably. But even with a moral, none of the characters are compelling in the least, so much so that the end of the movie is welcome relief. – no one cares who comes out on top. The three cheaters really care about no one but themselves, and even when one of them does the ‘virtuous’ thing, his ultimate motive is still getting what he wants out of the deal. This film is just the most recent in a long line of crude comedies seemingly directed at teens, yet including more than enough content for a strong R rating. Frequent foul language, including 37 f-words and 18 s-words, along with explicit and vulgar sexual dialogue is littered throughout the movie. Several scenes either depict or have characters graphically discuss self-gratification, and one scene includes side breast nudity and sexual motion. With incessant sexual content and frequent foul language, along with the horrific plot, don’t cheat yourself by wasting time with SLACKERS.