Slackers (2002)

R   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.




  • Devon Sawa in Slackers (2002)
  • Jason Schwartzman and Jaime King in Slackers (2002)
  • Devon Sawa in Slackers (2002)
  • Laura Prepon and Jason Segel in Slackers (2002)
  • Devon Sawa in Slackers (2002)
  • Devon Sawa and Jaime King in Slackers (2002)

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David H. Steinberg

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22 January 2003 | loserchic
An under-rated subversive take on the normal teen fare
I'm actually a huge fan of all teen films, but I think this one was vastly under-rated. Some comments give the impression that it is another gross-out teen romp with nothing new to offer. In actual fact although it may be ranked alongside films such as American Pie Road Trip etc, and though it shares common themes, it is actually a far superior film. As a result, people expect a film similar to the aforementioned, and are faced instead with one which has slightly more to offer. I found this very entertaining and surprising; quite subversive and original in actual fact, more likely to appeal to a greater intellect than that of a 13 year-old the jokes are more ironic and subtle in general, with a few obvious "gross-out" moments sprinkled in between. Though these as well are done with tongue firmly in cheek.

I would highly recommend this film, and prepare to be presently surprised by a film that most people fobbed off as another teen movie, but which is actually a lot more than that.

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Release Date:

1 February 2002



Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,785,283 3 February 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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