Surfer Dude is a clichéd comedy about a "surfer dude" which is
directed by S.R. Bindley that contains almost every surfer
stereotype from the locales to the lingo which is used in this film.
Matthew McConaughey's is the star billing in Surfer Dude who plays a
30-something surfer called Steve Addington whose life revolves around chasing waves and of
course, chasing women.
His character is also a "dope head" that
unfortunately McConaughey may forever be destined to play the
loveable dimwit and his life life is soon thrown into turmoil when
her returns from Fiji, after a smoking/surfing and women fest to
learn that his surfing Mecca in the US has been taken
over by nefarious entrepreneur who wishes to use his looks for a new
compound the situation of support and negativity for Addington, he
is joined by his manager (Woody Harrelson), his mentor (Scott
Glenn), his lover (Alexi Gilmore) and probably the best character in
this movie, his guardian Angel who is played by the delightful
This is where the conflict begins as he dances between corporatism and the Spartan life of surfer that from anyone reading
this review will instantly know the outcome of this film.
Unfortunately, the movie creators attempted to make an interesting
film about a "surfer dude", however it fails on many levels and just
becomes another Hollywood clichéd stereotype with no real essence.
Featuring good audio and video quality, the DVD also contains
commentary from McConaughey, deleted scenes and a featurette on the
making of the movie.
Consider it Bill & Ted gone horribly wrong!