I give this movie a 9 just for how unique the story-line (or non- story-line) is. 20-something characters and scenes come and go, seemingly at random in Austin, TX in the early 1990s. The fluid segue technique is like nothing I have seen before. There's some 'Butterfly Effect' sprinkled in. Truly, a one-of-a-kind film. You don't have to be a Gen-X/Y to like it; I'm an old goat, and I loved it and will re-watch it tonight.
Slacker (1991) 1080p YIFY Movie
Slacker (1991) 1080p
Slacker is a movie starring Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, and Jean Caffeine. A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the...
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The Synopsis for Slacker (1991) 1080p
Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives. Highlights include a UFO buff who adamantly insists that the U.S. has been on the moon since the 1950s, a woman who produces a glass slide purportedly of Madonna's pap smear, and an old anarchist who sympathetically shares his philosophy of life with a robber.
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very novel story-line - or, non-story-lineReviewed bymike-bozartVote: 9/10
I'm really quite into the narrative structure of this movie, the way the focus keeps changing from one character to the next is pretty impressive. The problem however, is that very few of those characters have anything interesting to say or do. There are some entertaining moments in the first half hour, like the scene with the Traumatized Yacht Owner, but for every scene that works there are three that don't and go on forever. That's just a really sucky ratio. Around halfway every scene and every character becomes completely interchangeable and I lost all of my interest. So you have a bunch of guys working on a car, people sitting around a table and discussing philosophy, apparently it's all supposed to make you think. It doesn't, it just bores me. Perhaps I just don't get this movie, but movies like "Clerks" have proved that this type of dialogue film does not have to drag so much. This movie could have worked, but is just not clever enough.
There is no actual story here, so if you need a movie to have a standard plot to legitimize it, this isn't your movie. This movie is almost entirely made up of dialogue between dozens of different and often bizarre characters, and most of the dialogue is quite quirky and humorous, especially if you live in a college town like I do where so much of this felt familiar.
A lot of people are going to hate this movie, and it's easy to understand why, but it's going to depend on your personality and what preconceived notions you have about watching a film, because there is so little structure to Slacker.
If you can take this movie on its own terms, it's actually fairly amusing, as it paints a quirky kind of perspective on people and life in a college town. I personally loved it, but it's not for everyone.