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Plot: 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 outcasts and the oddballs Runtime: 97 mins Release Date: 05 Jul 1991
The most interesting thing about Slacker is the way it was filmed. There is no real ONE storyline, until later in the film when viewers realize that one of the main premises is that everything that happens to someone in their day can have a effect on people they might not even know.The film is split into 5-10 minute bits and pieces, as the camera moves from person to person. The first character we meet sees someone on the street and has a conversation with then, then the camera follows them for a while. Great stuff for those who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder, which I think represents <more>
most of us age 30 and under.It's a very original and thoughtful idea. Rather than develop one storyline, we get to see part of many peoples lives and how they all affect each other. There are some great moments of comedy, and tongue in cheek humor, as well as sadness. Perhaps moreso than any other film, Slacker embodies what Generation X is/was all about. It is one of the great defining films of Generation-X, along with Trainspotting, Clerks, True Romance, and Reality Bites.
stretch your mind past its film boundaries. (by jpscesniak)
it's not often that a movie can keep you guessing from beginning to end. slacker is the movie that will stretch your mind past the boundaries of traditional thought. if you are able to fully immerse yourself into the story, you will begin to think like the characters. You will start questioning governmental activity, development conspiracy theories of your own, and possibly give up all hope in the realm of collective action. The director uses spontaneous, free-flowing dialogues to convey a realistic approach to what its like to be a drifting, free-thinking individual in Austin. The movie <more>
never grows tiresome because of the fact that the moment you start to figure out a character, you are left hanging to make your own conclusions of what happened to them. Without a second thought, the film immediately pursues the life of a new "slacker". Look for the creepy aspects in the film as well: subtle, missing children flyers are scattered throughout the backdrop of the scenes; and the schizophrenic cafe are a couple that stood out for me. this is a movie that you could watch a hundred times and still find a something new to walk away with. a modern classic.
I think this movie ranks among the 10 great films of all-time & I'm no slacker, either well, maybe sort of... . Even though I own the laserdisc & the guidebook , I love catching random parts of it on the indie channel at unplanned times. It's absolutely hypnotic. This movie breaks the tired & stale narrative form that film borrowed from 19th century novels. See Phlicker's review below for a very insightful synopsis. If Richard Linklater never makes another film or never makes one nearly as good, it doesn't matter, he's broken the mold & created a new <more>
Genuine and deadpan deadpan and genuine (by bhicks56)
I walked into Richard Linklater's SLACKER not knowing for sure what to expect. I think that is the best way to experience this film. I wouldn't exactly put this film under 'Comedy', if I ran my own video store. I would invent the category 'Post-Film School Experimental Piece' and place it under that. Because that is just what it is, but don't let that repulse you. It is very interesting and has the power to warp you in what seems like one shot throughout a day and night in a college town of Austin, Texas.The true life preserver of this film is the sure directorial <more>
hand and witty script of Linklater. I enjoy the matter-of-fact philosophy within the dialogue of Linklater movies, DAZED & CONFUSED, BEFORE SUNRISE it is especially heavy here. It's fun watching the weirdos in this movie, like the video-obsessed droid who prefers taped sequences over reality or the chick with Madonna's pap smear eewww!! But it's almost frightening when you come upon a character very much like yourself.But the movie most successfully gives us a town populated by characters we actually believe are living their aimless life in front of us. Minute-by-minute plays that intricately connect into a long string of slacker beads. These characters belong to the counter-culture where neurosis comes naturally and there are hardly skeptics anywhere. Where conversations find the metaphysical levels of funny postcards. Later in the future, we will trip upon this movie again and find it more as being a time capsule of the early 90s than a semi-experimental comedy by a director most known for his insights of the sub-culture living inside their own heads.
Director Richard Linklater follows one slacker after another in this absolutely fascinating film. Linklater throws out the rules of traditional movie-making with this low-budget film shot in Austin, Texas. There is no star, in fact, there is no central character. The camera simply follows one person, who meets and relates to a second person, then follows the second person to a third person and so on. Although the structure appears aimless, it remains thematically in focus throughout, and the film introduces enough interesting characters to fill five movies. The only problem is the length. By <more>
the end, the novelty starts to wear off a little bit.
Even though I've immensely enjoyed many of Richard Linklater's films especially "Waking Life" and "Dazed and Confused" , I never had much desire to sit through Slacker. The title and the era made me anticipate this would be a lazily-crafted, self-indulgent, aimless exploration of the oh-so-forgettable ennui of 20-somethings.Boy, was I wrong."Slacker" is actually a true "art film", a highly conceptualized storytelling experiment in the manner of mid-60's Godard. In fact, in many ways it seems patterned after Godard's "Weekend" <more>
-- a bold ambition for a young low-budget filmmaker if ever there was one -- with its long, fluid takes that seamlessly drift from one story to another with chance passings on Austin's sidewalks.In many ways I found Slacker more interesting and more enjoyable than Godard's movie, though. Weekend ultimately boils down to Godard satirizing his society, while maintaining a dry, utterly unsentimental and unemotional attitude towards his characters. When you watch Weekend, there is always the sense that Godard is looking down his nose at his characters however justifiably . Slacker has a more complicated relationship between Linklater and his subject. While there is undoubtedly a strongly satirical feel to many of the scenes for example, the two apparently stoned guys debating the meaning of Saturday morning cartoons while they chain smoke in a bar , at the same time, the movie feels made from the inside. It's, maybe, a satirical self-portrait. In fact, since Linklater plays the first of the Slacker characters that we meet -- the cab fare spinning yarns about parallel universes -- it is in some manner quite literally a self-portrait.All of that is a very academic way of saying what's viscerally obvious when watching Slacker - - it's funny and real and naturalistic at the same time that it is abstract, constructed and very obviously written. I'm not sure what it all adds up to or if it's supposed to add up to anything. After all, this is the story of people who, with a couple of notable exceptions, can't seem to put their plans into action "You're not on the list" , so it makes perfect sense that the movie in the end feels like it just wanders off a cliff instead of coming to an end. It would be a mistake to say that the movie captures a generation -- these are caricatures, without doubt -- but it does capture the flavor of the times as they rolled by on some particularly lazy afternoons.
The title of Richard Linklater's deadpan debut feature describes a new generation of young, educated, aimless social misfits, part of a young neo-bohemian subculture of drifters, dreamers, and losers with no money, no ambitions, and no worries outside the occasional paranoid conspiracy theory. Their marginal lifestyle revolves around the concept of in slacker vernacular 'hanging out': eating, sleeping, watching TV, drinking coffee, and listening to the latest, local garage bands. But what they do best is simply talk, and the viewer is invited to eavesdrop on an extended series <more>
of hilarious soliloquies, anecdotes, and observations about politics, history, art, Smurfs, and UFOs, from a cast of nearly 100 genuine slackers pulled off the streets of Austin, Texas, apparently a hub of slackerdom. The film not a documentary is structured entirely around random encounters, methodically following one character after another, with no plot to interrupt all the verbal detours and digressions. It looks and sounds entirely improvised, but believe it or not was all carefully scripted and choreographed, and the result is one of the more unique and original American features of its time.
I've actually seen Slacker a few times. Each time I watched, it was late at night and I enjoyed it. At night you are generally a little more goofy, ready for the non-linear and not as cynical, due to a dulled wit. This is the perfect time to watch Slacker. If I had watched it at 6:00pm I probably would have had a more sarcastic attitude.That being said, there seem to be two camps of reviews so far: Firstly its a super wonderful great movie; and secondly it sucked and has no redeeming value. I believe that neither of these view does the movie justice. If you go in expecting a great movie <more>
you will probably be disappointed. But it's not a bad movie by any stretch. True it's low budget, the actors aren't going to win any award statues, but it is pretty unique and original. Done well before Tarrentino helped make Stream of Consciousness popular again, Slacker is not burdened with such conventional fare as plot or main characters. I understand some people might not like that, but it is interesting to watch.The main thing that I get out of it is a wonderful criticism of the inanity of casual conversation. After watching it, I can never hear two people having one without thinking about a character from Slacker.
Diversional social dissection whatever that means (by Yossarian-)
Slacker is the first feature-length offering from indie filmmaker Richard Linklater of later Dazed and Confused fame . After touring American film festivals with great success, Slacker was blow up to 35mm print and released on the commercial market. The film itself is extremely difficult to categorise, being devoid of conventional plot and major characters. Instead, individuals or groups of characters are followed around for several minutes each, until the camera is distracted by a passer-by. The end result is that close to a hundred characters are met, each linked only in eccentricity, all <more>
loosely categorised as 'slackers': students, the under- and unemployed, petty criminals, artists, musicians, conspiracy theorists.Slacker is an interesting experiment. However, the transitory nature of the script is fairly intensive upon the audience. Some characters work, some don't. Some may seem familiar to current or former students and slackers out there. Of particular praise is the final scene, featuring a group of young people playing with 8mm cameras, which would have to be about the most joyful scene in film history. Overall, Slacker is an interesting experiment and is well worth a look at. Three and a half stars from five