Dude, Where’s My Car?

Year: 2000
Director: Danny Leiner
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff, Kristy Swanson
Every ten years or so as fashions come back around we get another stoner teen comedy and this movie is essentially yet another retread with all the same elements; two stupid youths with vacuous interests, a fantasy/supernatural subplot and their handling of it in ways ordinary and/or smart people wouldn't dream of.

Kutcher and Scott are well cast, but Kutcher is if not the better actor, definitely the most versatile as he's proven himself in more dramatic movies. Scott by contrast never seems to get over the persona that made him famous - that of Steve Stifler.

After a night of heavy drug use, housemates Jesse (Kutcher) and Chester (Scott) find themselves in the good books of a cathouse full of strippers and on the run in an intergalactic race to find a device called the universal transfunctioner. Their girlfriends, twins Wanda and Wilma (Garner and Sokoloff, both unknowns at the time) are none too happy and what's worse, Jesse's car's gone missing (hence the title).

I don't remember much about the plot except for set pieces involving an ostrich farm and a monster from outer space in the form of a giant babe, but I remember the laughs - not matter how much of the humour from the eternally rehashed Bill and Ted/Beavis and Butthead formulae it contained.

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