Surfer, Dude

2009-04-21 09:47
 
What it's about:

Matthew McConaughey stars as Steve Addington, an A-list surfer who comes home to find Malibu has changed. Gone are the times when surfers lived just to catch a wave; now it's all about sponsorships, virtual reality and money, but all Steve wants to do is surf. But when the West Coast waves turn flat, Steve's options are gone with the tide.

What we thought of it:


Surfer, Dude is allegedly about a famous surfer experiencing an existential crisis. Yeah, right! Surfer, Dude is really just an exercise in public relations and a clever ploy to get paid while doing nothing.

S.R Bindler is credited as the writer and the director, and the most notable achievement on his IMDB page is that he is friends with Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey is both the lead actor and one of the nine producers on Surfer, Dude. Yes, it took nine producers and three writers to create this brainless waste of time. But the biggest surprise is that the film had a wardrobe department and a hair and make-up department – incredible; they actually paid someone to choose the one pair of shorts McConaughey wears for the entire film?

There are some awesome stoner films out there, like Dazed and Confused and Pineapple Express – you need stoners with purpose or stoners who are funny to make it work. Wandering around aimlessly just doesn't cut it, even if you're shirtless and have a body like Matthew McConaughey.

There are boobs, weed, sheep and Willie Nelson as farmer Bob. McConaughey does very little but walk around barefoot, and Woody Harrelson should really give up on the tie dye. McConaughey's baby mama Camila Alves makes a brief appearance in the beginning, and then nothing else happens.

And yes, we get it, McConaughey is cool, he smokes pot, he has relations with non-white women and he loves walking around naked. He has a great body, but he probably stinks as much as this movie.



A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

Annie 2009/04/21 8:10 AM
Mmmm.... I'd pay good money just to watch this surfer dude walk around and do nothing. You don't need to be stoned to appreciate him. How many of us can do nothing, get paid for it and still look so.....yumeeeeee?!!!
Surfer dude 2009/04/21 1:50 PM
Sheezz Ashlin... take a chill pill babe... this movie is not, like expected to win an Oscar or something. It is laid back, brainless entertainment. Nobody expects it to be a ground breaking, braintwisting piece of art. Relax dudette, you're gonna burn that pretty little brain of yours.
Slone13 2009/04/21 8:33 PM
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This is the stupidest thing I've read all day (and that's saying a lot). It's like saying Oceans 12 and 13 were only made so those guys could hang out on set. Or that Crowe and Scott only make movies together because they're friends.
Ringer 2009/05/09 1:15 AM
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Where did you guys find those boardshorts, they are sick and I cant find em anywhere
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