The Review at a Glance: (max score: 5 )
Audio/Video total rating:
( Max score: 100 )
Studio and Year: 20th Century Fox - 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Feature running time: 83 Minutes
Disc Format: BD-25
Video Aspect: 1.85:1
Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish/French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean
Starring: Seann William Scott, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Kristy Swanson, Marla Sokoloff
Directed by: Danny Leiner
Music by: David Kitay
Written by: Philip Stark
Region Code: A
Blu-ray Disc release Date: August 26, 2008
"After a night they can't remember, comes a day they'll never forget"
Meet Jesse (Ashton Kutcher TV's "That '70's Show") and Chester (Seann William Scott American Pie) two dimwitted yet lovable party animals who wake up one morning with a burning question: Dude Where's My Car? Their only clues are a matchbook cover from Kitty Kat strip club and a year's supply of pudding in the fridge. As they retrace their steps these dudes are in for the ride of their lives encountering hot alien chicks dodging killer ostriches and trying to score "special treats" from their ticked-off twin girlfriends.
After watching this film I can easily understand why I have never seen it. Over the top and silly this film features Scott and Kutcher as two burn outs that wake up one morning in their house and have no recollection of the prior day's events. They receive a phone call from their girlfriends Wanda and Wilma who complain to them that they trashed their house the night before and inform them that they are lousy boyfriends. Chester (Scott) and Jesse (Kutcher) realize that they have anniversary gifts for the girls in Jesse's car and decide to hurry over to their house to give them to the girls. They leave the house only to discover that the car is no where in sight and they have no idea where it might be. This leads them on a day long adventure where they encounter burn out beating jocks, hot chicks from another planet (really just one BIG hot chick), a marijuana smoking dog, a band of UFO cultists, a reclusive ostrich farmer, a Chinese tailor and a transgender stripper just to name a few. The hot chicks, UFO cultists along with two Norwegians are all in search of the continuum transfunctioner and believe that Chester and Jesse were the last to have had contact with it. You will have to watch the film to see what it is and why it is important, sorry.
That is the film's premise and as you can imagine it takes these boobs in a number of directions. I don't want to say that Dude where's my car didn't have a few charming moments but it just took the stupid factor to another level. For instance they pull up to a Chinese food drive through and place an order. There is a rather obnoxious voice on the other side of the speaker box that says AND THEN? after every item ordered. The problem is that even when they are finished ordering it keeps saying AND THEN? This goes back and forth for way too long and gets to the point where it becomes monotonous. The word Dude is easily used a zillion times (at least it felt that way). Wanda and Wilma played by Jennifer Garner and Marla Sokoloff are simply way too hot to be dating these guys. Honestly though I think that this is the type of film that you either find ridiculous or entertaining in an odd sort of way. For me it registered more on the ridiculous level. What pretty much summed it up for me was the scene where Jesse and Chester pull up to a traffic light along side Fabio and a hot female passenger. Fabio revs his engine, they rev theirs. Fabio leans over and gives his passenger a long passionate kiss on the lips. Yep, you guessed it Jesse leans over and locks lips with Chester which included some tongue action. So there you have it.
The rating is for language, some sex and drug related humor. Not for younger viewers.
AUDIO/VIDEO - By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100 / EXCELLENT = 83-91 / GOOD = 74-82 / AVERAGE = 65-73 / BELOW AVERAGE = under 65
**My audio/video ratings are based upon a comparative made against other high definition media/blu-ray disc.**
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Dude where's my car? comes to Blu-ray Disc featuring 1080p MPEG-2 encoded video that has an average bitrate of 23 mbps and lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound that has an average bitrate of 3.6 mbps. The video had a well balanced and pleasing quality that exhibited natural colors and above average high definition detail. I didn't see any flagrant video anomalies or signs of bit starvation. The DTS-HD MA track aptly conveyed the film's dialogue, music and sound effects with excellent clarity and discernible low level impact.
Only the theatrical trailer and three Fox Blu-ray Disc trailers were included as a bonus supplements.
- (HD)Theatrical Trailer
- (HD) Fox Blu-ray Disc previews
Dude where's my car is a comedy that most likely appeals to a select audience. I found its repetitive commentary and played out humor to be less than entertaining. Fox has brought it to high definition Blu-ray disc featuring good quality audio/video which fans are sure to appreciate.
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