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(2000) (Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott) (PG-13)

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Comedy: As they encounter various odd strangers who know them and situations they don't recall due to previously being wasted, two bumbling dudes try to figure out what happened the night before that resulted in all of that as well as them misplacing their car.
Jesse (ASHTON KUTCHER) and Chester (SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT) are two unassuming dudes who were so wasted the night before that they can't remember anything that happened. That's bad, because now Jesse's car is missing, and in it are their one-year anniversary gifts for their girlfriends, Wanda (JENNIFER GARNER) and Wilma (MARLA SOKOLOFF). All they know is that they have a refrigerator stocked full of pudding and that their girlfriends are upset about how their party trashed their house.

As they set out to find their car and make amends with Wanda and Wilma, things progressively go from strange to worse. Christie Boner (KRISTY SWANSON), a gorgeous babe who normally wouldn't give them the time of day, is suddenly quite friendly with Jesse, a point that doesn't sit well with her jock boyfriend, Tommy (CHARLIE O'CONNELL).

A visit to their friend, Nelson (DAVID HERMAN), and his pot-smoking dog, doesn't do a lot of good, but soon the dudes begin to piece together what happened. As they do so, they begin to encounter various people from the night before, such as Tania (TERESSA TUNNEY), a transsexual who entrusted them with a suitcase full of money who now wants it back.

They also have run-ins with a bunch of geeks led by Zoltan (HAL SPARKS) as well as a series of both male and female aliens who are looking for something called a Continuum Transfunctioner that they believe the dudes possess. As Jesse and Chester deal with those and other odd encounters with various people, they hope to find their car and their gifts for their girlfriends, all while saving the universe from complete destruction.

Teens might be drawn to its goofiness that's targeted directly at them, while fans of anyone in the cast may want to see it as well.
For language and some sex and drug-related humor.
  • ASHTON KUTCHER and SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT play two essentially interchangeable nitwits and stoners who were so wasted the night before that they can't remember what happened. As they try to do just that and find their car, they must deal with various odd characters and circumstances that come their way.
  • JENNIFER GARNER and MARLA SOKOLOFF play their generally sweet girlfriends.
  • DAVID HERMAN plays their friend who lets his dog smoke pot.
  • KRISTY SWANSON plays a popular girl who's now friendly to the two dudes after the previous night.
  • CHARLIE O'CONNELL plays her jock boyfriend who wants to beat up Jesse and Chester.
  • HAL SPARKS plays the leader of a bunch of geeks who are completely into aliens from outer space.
  • TERESSA TUNNEY plays a male transsexual who wants his/her money back from the two dudes.


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    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this PG-13 rated comedy. Profanity is rated as heavy due to at least 1 use of the "f" word, while other expletives and a whole slew of colorful phrases are uttered. Some non-explicit, sexually related talk is also present, as is some innuendo (such as a woman's last name being "boner").

    Scantily clad women showing lots of skin and cleavage are seen in a strip club, some of whom pour water on their cropped tops to create a wet T-shirt look. Some young women's clothed breasts suddenly enlarge and their boyfriends are happy, and several scenes involve men or a boy touching women's clothed breasts. Another woman is briefly seen in her panties while some partially nude men (with nothing explicit shown) are briefly seen.

    Some female aliens offer sexual favors in exchange for a device they're seeking, with one doing a "deep throat" type move with a Popsicle, there's some suggested fooling around between a young man and woman the night before, as well as a somewhat simulated ejaculation, and some making out is present (male and female, male and male - played for laughs - and male to transsexual male who's initially mistaken for a female - and we later see his bulge in the panties he wears).

    Comedy style violence is present (people being hit by cars but not apparently harmed and other slapstick type material including a guy repeatedly being hit in the crotch) as is some threatening, while an alien is shot and disintegrated via a laser beam of some sort and a stun gun is used on two people. Some crude humor is present, as are varying degrees of bad attitudes. Various instances of behavior may prove to be enticing for some kids to imitate.

    Meanwhile, the main characters are noted as being "stoners" and reportedly were so "wasted" the night before that they don't recall what happened. A minor character has a pot-smoking dog and we see the stoned pooch. Should you still be concerned about the film and its appropriateness for anyone in your home who wishes to see it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed content listings for specific examples of what's present.

  • Jesse and Chester (along with others they meet through the story) talk about how wasted they were the night before (but we don't know exactly from what, although others refer to them as "stoners").
  • Nelson gives his dog a canine pot pipe and then lights it up for the pooch. The dog then smokes the pot and looks stoned. We then see the dog's drug-altered view of the world.
  • People have drinks in a strip club.
  • The guys go to the girlfriends' house (where the party was the night before) and see a man passed out on the roof.
  • After being picked up by some geeks talking about space alien matters, Jesse states that maybe they should cut back on the "shibby" (presumably slang for marijuana).
  • People have drinks in what looks like a rap music video (that our guys appear in).
  • We hear that the guys' alter ego nicknames are "Johnny Pot Smoker" and "Smoking the Pot."
  • The police tell the guys that their car was seen leaving the scene of a big drug deal.
  • A man offers Jesse and Chester some beer, but we never see it.
  • A man comes out of what looks like a closet, stands at a potted plant, and relieves himself. While we don't see his urine stream (his back is to the camera), we do hear it. In a later scene, we see him come out and prepare to do the same again.
  • We see a dog urinating and later see it doing the same on Tommy's leg.
  • Jesse states that he has a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach. Chester misinterprets that, telling him he should go and sit on the toilet. Jesse then explains himself, but before they leave, he states that he has to "take a crap." Chester then says that he told him and that he knows his body.
  • A man is covered in black goo after being expelled from a King-Kong sized alien that ate him, but was then blown up with a laser.
  • We hear that instead of delivering the pizzas like they were supposed to, Jesse and Chester simply brought all of those pies home with them.
  • A scene where the guys go through a Chinese restaurant's drive through and the voice at the order box has an exaggerated, stereotypical Chinese accent might offend Asians.
  • Tommy threatens Jesse and Chester for talking to his girlfriend and then he and his friends put large trashcans down onto the two dudes.
  • Tania threatens Jesses with bodily harm if he doesn't return a suitcase full of money to him/her.
  • We learn/see that the guys had a party at their girlfriends' house the night before and trashed the place.
  • It's possible that young kids could find a scene where the various female aliens morph into a gargantuan, King-Kong sized one that threatens several people (and eats one whole) as somewhat tense, but it's all played for laughs/teen fantasies.
  • Switchblade: Pulled out by a police clerk as if she's going to cut off one of Chester's fingers for putting his arm under a security window slot.
  • Stun gun/zapper: Used by a geek to render Jesse and Chester unconscious.
  • Alien laser weapon: Used to kill a gargantuan, King-Kong sized alien.
  • Phrases: "F*cking stoners" (said by an old woman), "Dude," "Sweet," "Shibby" (presumably slang for marijuana) "Sucky," "Pissed," "Suckers," "Shut up," "Holy crap," "Piss me off," "I'm going to put my foot in your ass" (as a threat), "Fag," "(Hot) Chicks" (women), "Idiots," "Screw with" (nonsexual), "Jeez," "Jerks," "Balls" (testicles), "Sluts," "Big-breasted bimbos," "We suck," "Tape a crap," "We're screwed," "You're such a jerk," "Nerd," "You big-breasted sluts," "Bitch," "Big ass" and "Punk ass."
  • A man comes out of what looks like a closet, stands at a potted plant, and relieves himself. While we don't see his urine stream (his back is to the camera), we do hear it. In a later scene, we see him come out and prepare to do the same again.
  • The guys throw a pizza up onto the ceiling (where it sticks).
  • An old woman drives into Chester on the street, flipping him over the top of the car. Another driver then does the same to Jesse (all played for laughs).
  • Nelson gives his dog a canine pot pipe and then lights it up for the pooch. The dog then smokes the pot and looks stoned.
  • The guys repeatedly make astronomical jokes where they ask geeks and aliens whether they've ever been to "Your anus" (Uranus).
  • We see that the guys had the words "Dude" and "Sweet" tattooed on their respective backs.
  • An old woman gives "the finger" to others.
  • None.
  • A moderate amount of playful/comically suspenseful music plays during several scenes.
  • We briefly here a song lyric that states, "Kick a little ass," while another has a line about wishing to "sex" a girl and "what comes next, hey, bust a move." Various other songs have lyrics that can't be understood, so there's the possibility that something objectionable might be in them.
  • At least 1 "f" word, 4 slang terms for breasts ("hoos" and "hoo-hoos"), 4 asses, 4 damns, 3 craps, 1 hell, 3 uses of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "Oh God" and "Swear to God" as exclamations.
  • The girlfriends leave a phone message for the guys mentioning a "special treat" the guys were going to get. Chester and Jesse then imagine that "special treat" is a code for sex and figure that's what they're going to get from the girlfriends (they don't).
  • A young woman's name is Christy Boner (with innuendo coming from her last name) and she wears some tight and somewhat revealing clothing (that shows some cleavage). When Jesse asks if she's seen his car, she playfully replies that she's seen the backseat. She then tells the guys that they gave her five hundred dollars to show them her "hoos" (presumably short for "hooters") and then sensuously kisses Jesse. She then takes Jesse's hand and places it on her clothed breast (to help him remember what happened the night before). Chester then wants the same refresher course as well, but he doesn't get the chance to touch her breast.
  • The guys go to a strip club looking for answers about what happened the night before. Inside, we see scantily clad exotic dancers doing their thing on stage (in bikinis and other skimpy clothing that shows lots of skin and cleavage). There, Tania (a male transsexual who looks like a woman and is initially believed to be that just that by our two guys) comes over and tells Jesse that she/he gave him a super slippery wet lap dance the night before. Tania then sticks her tongue out and passionately kisses Jesse.
  • In that same club, we then see a line of buxom women in tight-fitting tops pour pitchers of water onto their chests, thus instantly creating a wet T-shirt situation where some of their breasts can be partially seen through their tops. We later see them dancing on stage with Chester.
  • Tania reveals that she's a he to Jesse by picking up her dress and revealing a prominent bulge in his/her panties.
  • We see a flashback to the day before where Jesse and Chester are dressed like rappers appearing in a rap music video, complete with buxom women dancing around in bikinis and other skimpy outfits, some with thong bottoms. During this, we also see Chester lying down with such girls around him and he's holding what looks like two bottles of lotion at his clothed crotch. He then squeezes the bottles and their contents shoot upward (presumably to represent ejaculation).
  • Jesse and Chester pull up to an intersection where Fabio and a beautiful woman also stop. After some macho engine revving, Fabio puts his arm around the woman, so Jesses then does the same to Chester. Fabio then passionately kisses the woman, so the two guys then passionately kiss. Fabio and the woman then drive off.
  • Several voluptuous alien women show up, stating that they'll give Chester and Jesse erotic pleasure in exchange for the Continuum Transfunctioner. The leader then takes Jesse's long Popsicle, inserts the entire thing into her mouth/throat, and then pulls out the empty stick (in a deep throat move). This excites this guys and the woman again repeats her offer of pleasure in exchange for the device. Chester then tells Jesse, "For the love of God, they're offering us oral pleasure."
  • The space alien women approach Tommy and his friends and offer them the same deal - erotic pleasure in exchange for the space device.
  • They then approach a blind kid telling him that they're "hot chicks with large breasts. He then asks if he can touch their faces so that he can "see" them better. He then slowly lowers his hands and touches their clothed breasts. After the girlfriends come over after seeing that, the blind boy excuses himself, saying that he needs to be alone right now (presumably a masturbation reference).
  • Chester has a fantasy/dream where one of those voluptuous space alien women asks if he'd consider giving her the Continuum Transfunctioner while she continues to give him pleasure (he wakes up before we see anything else).
  • We briefly see the guys in their underwear, and then, after they've knocked out two guards and taken their clothing, we see those guards who are nude save for an item each carries and uses to cover their respective crotches.
  • Chester and Jesse are briefly trapped in a cage with another man and threatened that they might have to spend a lot of time with him. Hearing that, the man teasingly rubs his clothed nipples and says that he can be very nice.
  • Tania (who's a man dressed like a woman) makes out with a woman dressed like a man.
  • The various female aliens morph into one large, gargantuan, King-Kong sized one that shows a great deal of cleavage in a skimpy outfit (the camera briefly focuses in tight on it). As she climbs out of an arcade and walks above several people, we (and many people below her) get a view up inside her skirt at her panties from both in front of and behind her). As such, one little boy says that he wants to "go on that ride, daddy" (while looking up, but not saying it in a sexual sense) while his father agrees, "Me too" (but in a sexual sense).
  • The guys give some gifts to their girlfriends, including some they necklace type accessories they don't remember. They then read a note from the aliens that states the guys will enjoy the gifts as much as the girls. We then see the girls' clothed breasts suddenly enlarging quite a bit and the guys enthusiastically respond, "Sweet!"
  • In the outtakes, more scantily clad women are seen and the camera briefly focuses on one woman's butt.
  • A miscellaneous character smokes, while a cop in one scene uses a lit cigarette to burn a hole in a mannequin's shirt (as if torturing him for information). In a fantasy/dream scene, we see Chester with a pipe.
  • None.
  • Chester and Jesse reportedly being so "wasted" the night before that they don't remember anything about the evening.
  • The way in which most of the women in the film are portrayed (as sex objects).
  • None of what's listed here is meant to be taken seriously/portrayed realistically.
  • We hear various animal reaction sounds (dog yelping, etc.) when the guys throw various pizza slices aside while trying to hide them (suggesting that the slices hit the animals).
  • An old woman drives into Chester on the street, flipping him over the top of the car. Another driver then does the same to Jesse (all played for laughs).
  • Jesses smashes a speaker box at a drive through (after getting mad at the person talking through it).
  • Tania (a male transsexual) pushes Jesse down and then grabs him by the throat and threatens him if he doesn't get his suitcase full of money back from the two guys.
  • We see the next morning results of out of control partying at the girlfriends' house where all sorts of property damage (broken fence, shutters, etc.) occurred. Inside, the guys inadvertently knock items off shelves, etc. while carrying many large bags of garbage.
  • We see Jesse and Chester landing in a yard after their girlfriends evidently and literally throw them out of the house. The girls then throw the guys' shoes at them, which hit them.
  • Chester slaps Jesse.
  • Chester pulls a bird out of his jogging suit that then flies away. However, we hear a thump and then see a few feathers flying, suggesting that something bad happened to it (but we never see what that might have been).
  • Trying to intimidate Chester and Jesse into confessing to a crime they didn't commit, a cop repeatedly hits a mannequin's head, splashes hot coffee into its face, and then takes a lit cigarette and burns it into the mannequin's arm.
  • A blind kid accidentally hits a man in the crotch with a baseball bat. Later, a sliding kid accidentally kicks the same man in the crotch.
  • We see that Tommy's friends are slightly beating up Nelson (they have him wrestled to the ground in a headlock, etc.). It's then implied that Nelson's dog bites Tommy in the crotch (we don't see this, but hear it).
  • A geek uses a stun gun/zapper to knock Chester and Jesse unconscious.
  • Jesse hits two geeks (who've abducted them) over the head with a fire extinguisher, knocking them out.
  • Hearing a sudden sound, Jesse instinctively raises his fist and thus backhands Chester in the face.
  • An ostrich head-butts Chester, knocking him to the ground. Other ostriches then chase the two into an old car and try to attack them (played for laughs rather than suspense). The scene ends when an ostrich lowers its head through the convertible top and bonks both guys on their heads, knocking them out.
  • Tommy punches one of the geeks.
  • The various female aliens morph into one large, gargantuan, King-Kong sized one that picks up a person and swallows him whole (although he's later seen okay). She then slaps two alien men up against a wall and comes after Jesse and Chester who manage to activate an alien device that fires a beam at her, causing her to explode (but in a non-bloody way).
  • In the outtakes, there are various quick glimpses of people hitting others and of a car striking an old woman and flipping her up over it (much like she did to one of the guys earlier).

  • Reviewed December 15, 2000 / Posted December 16, 2000

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