Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick and Pnub, he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. Written by
Duke (Anton's dog/a Rhodesian Ridgeback) is the same dog that starred in 'Road Trip' alongside Paulo Costanzo as the stoned, talking dog 'Corky' See more »
When Pnub is trying to run out of the door after Anton kills Mick, he opens the door for a second and a light stand is visible. See more »
[Anton is about to chop off his 'evil' right hand]
Wait a minute. If you chop off your right hand, how are you going to chop the other one off?
Oh no, man, the lefty's a keeper. I mean, I guess it wasn't idle enough.
Oh yeah, I mean, I hit the remote with it, light up with it, relieve a little tension. No, this is the answer.
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As mentioned in the other comments, this movie is a awful lot better than it would first seem. Its still a rather brainless teen slasher flick, with the usual array of 2D characters ( the goofy friends, gorgeous love interest, aggressive hunk etc) and situations (school Halloween dance), but the great dialogue and great visual effects elevate it above the majority of other movies in the teen slasher style and doesn't do too much talking down to the audience. Where most other movies of this type give the audience 2 answers before a single question is answered Idle Hands has no fears about leaving things unanswered, where the viewer can make their own mind up (for once). Devon Sawa makes for a convincing and cute Anton, while Jessica Alba is all thats needed to keep the target audience of under 20's males glued to their seats. Don't get me wrong, this isn't up there with the likes of Lawrence of Arabia, but it never sets out to be; it's hilariously funny, satisfyingly gory and one hell of a lot better than you'd ever think. Go rent it, you'l be pleasantly surprised. Also, the soundtrack is great.
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