Portraying a mundane Summer's day in Austin, Texas, Richard Linklater's riotously funny and often though provoking sophomore film is one of the greatest indie movies I have ever seen. Refreshingly entertaining and compulsively rewatchable, "Slacker" does not focus on story or even meaning; instead it works as a sort of character study, however it is a character study that lacks a main character, or any main characters for that matter. The camera flows through Austin's streets searching for its next subject; the audience gets a taste of one strange person's day to day experiences and moves on to another's. Witty, sometimes amusingly pretentious dialogue is spit back and forth constantly as Linklater paints his city portrait with a palate made up of conspiracy theorists, aspiring musicians, artists, (pseudo) intellectuals, anarchists, photographers, filmmakers, students, hitchhikers, philosophers, and so on. The countless characters are explored in a fashion that is not directly mocking, but still contains a slice of light, tongue in cheek satire. The camera moves with grace, tracing various streets and buildings, briefly observing multitudes of often weird, sometimes brilliant conversations. Everything from the hidden messages of Saturday morning cartoons to the government's hidden Mars colonies is discussed in a way that provides laughter of the highest (and smartest) degree.
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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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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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characters of the comic and of the tragic collide in this everyday epicReviewed byframptonhollisVote: 10/10
This film about Texas misfits gets off to a somewhat amusing start as Linklater, the writer-director himself, takes a cab ride and rambles off for several minutes about alternate universes and the roads not taken to the disinterested cab driver. When he reaches his destination, however, the focus shifts to another character that Linkletter passes on the street. Then it's on to another unrelated vignette and another and so on. It seems that each segment is less interesting than the one that preceded it. About half way through, the concept runs out of steam and film really begins to drag. It's an interesting concept that would have worked better if Linklater's script were actually funny. Alas, the laughs are few and far between.
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 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.