Surfer, Dude (2008)

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


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28 May 2009 | Vic_max
Nothing really happens ... nothing.
I generally like movies about surfing - documentaries, fiction and even animated flicks. While this movie started out fine, by the end, I really had no idea why the movie was made. Nothing really happens. Nothing. Furthermore, this movie is actually only 75 minutes long (without the credits)! That's pretty short, but it fits since there isn't really any story.

I did like the beginning though - there are cool surfing shots, lots of specialized surfer lingo, and a cool introduction to McConaughey's character as a legendary surfer. And that was not all, the beginning also gives us an exotic high-tech firm w/3D virtual technology, a surfer reality show and even a flashy/upscale topless beach party (it was very well done!).

However, in terms of where all these elements go, the movie tanks. McConaughey's character walks around confused and dejected because there's no surf ... all while he's continually assaulted by the high tech firm that's pressuring him to sign a contract.

As a movie, it's pretty terrible. However, I must say that I still enjoyed a lot of the above elements for their fun-spirited nature. For the general viewer though, there's definitely no point in seeing this movie.

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Release Date:

5 September 2008

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Australia

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,971 7 September 2008

Gross USA:

$52,132

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,132

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