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Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in Dude, Where's My Car

Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in Dude, Where's My Car

 

 

Sometimes an utterly mindless comedy really hits the spot. That’s Dude, Where’s My Car. It was written by South Park graduate Philip Stark and stars Seann William Scott, a stalwart of the American Pie genre, and Ashton Kutcher, then a new arrival on Planet Heartthrob. One day our two unlikely lads wake up after a large night out and can’t find the car. That’s the title dealt with, and the plot too, since what now happens is that the halfwitted stoner chums wander off trying to find the missing vehicle. As the situations shift from aimless to unlikely to improbable to impossible, with enough drink and drugs consumed en route to fuel a party at Charlie Sheen’s, it starts to become apparent that, in the shape of Jesse Montgomery III (Kutcher) and Chester Greenburg (Scott) we’re in the presence of dumbfuckery on an awesome, epic and epically awesome scale. And somewhere between the sexy Swedish extraterrestrials, the silicone-stuffed lapdancers, the implacable ostriches and the bubblewrap, the penny drops. There’s a rare comedic intelligence at work here – it takes brains to deliver jokes this dumb. And you’ll start laughing. Or groaning. Probably both.

© Steve Morrissey 2013

 

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Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
Run time: 83 min
Rating: 5.3
Genres: Comedy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Director: Danny Leiner
Writers: Philip Stark
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner
Trivia: Two potheads wake up from a night of partying and can’t remember where they parked their car.
Storyline Jesse and Chester, two bumbling stoners, wake up one morning from a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car which prompts them on a journey to find it and along the way, they encounter a variety of people who include their angry girlfriends Wilma and Wanda whose house they trashed, an angry street gang, a transexual stripper hounding them for a suitcase full of stolen money, a cult of alien seeking fanatics, and a group of aliens in human form looking for a mystical device that could save or destroy the world. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>
Plot Keywords: alien, cult, nerd, transsexual, mini skirt
Box Office Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: £943,442 (UK) (9 February 2001)
Gross: ESP 599,811,351 (Spain) (29 June 2001)