With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Now I'm not comparing the movies or characters entirely here. But like with Fear and Loathing there does not seem a goal our hero/main character is trying to reach. Actually Beach Bum seems even less straighforward. And I guess some might call it sexist. It is quite in the world of or rather in the head of that one character - and Matthew has said in interviews he drew inspirations of people he had met in real life.
So great acting, but kind of hard to really pin point, really make up our mind. Even another reviewer who rated it a bit higher than me was like "I liked it (I think)". And that really sums it up, because I too think I liked it, but it's just a fine line with the movie. It is quite easy to slide over to the "I'm annoyed now" side. So keep that in mind with a movie that defies a lot of things - and while it is comedy, it is not conventional in that regard either
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