Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends... See full summary »
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. Written by
At the end of the film when Shaun and his friends are on the beach, he decides to take up surfing again. Shaun and his friends pick up their surf boards and run towards the water. However, the sun is setting and the sea is really calm. There are no waves at all, not even a ripple. See more »
Bud is getting so fat. You should really talk to him, he's going to have a heart attack. Plus he's fat.
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During the opening credits both the font of the credits and the way they are displayed are similar to that of the output of a typewriter. See more »
Orange County is decent, but Jack Black's wardrobe isn't.
I doubt that anyone had real high hopes for this year's first "teen flick" -- mainly due to the mentioning of MTV in the company credits -- but it was actually pretty decent. Sure, Jack Black is just an obnoxious John Belushi/Chris Farley imitator, but he DID deliver a few laughs -- and a lot of cringes as he walks around the house wearing nothing but his tighty-whities in search of a urine sample. There is an obvious relation between Colin Hanks' acting and his father's, but I just hope he'll get an opportunity to show the true extent of his talent in a serious drama. I've always been a fan of Kevin Kline's (especially in one of my favorite comedies, A Fish Called Wanda) and he made a nice cameo appearance in Orange County. Another hilarious cameo is made by the genius of modern comedy, Harold Ramis (director: Caddyshack, Groundhog Day). The screenplay is nothing new, but hey... what did you expect? I suppose the main thing that helped me overcome the many flaws of Orange County is the fact that it never thought it was greater than it really was. Many of this year's movies (i.e. Spider-Man) believe themselves to be ingenious works of filmmaking, when they are really nothing but aimless and pointless. Orange County is aimless and pointless, also, but it never pretends to be anything more. And in a day and age where Scooby-Doo labels itself a "comedic masterpiece," Orange County is a fun and goofy romp, and a surprising breath of fresh air.
Overall rating: 7/10
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