MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1

Content: -3

College can be a tremendous experience a time of great personal growth, learning, and fun. However, the newfound freedom also requires some responsibility. Without parents or anyone to look over your shoulder, that independence can get out of control. College seniors Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel), and Jeff (Michael C. Maronna) have pushed their freedom to the max. It has taken the better part of four years, but they finally perfected their methods of getting a degree by cheating. However, with only a couple of months before graduation, Dave gets sloppy on one particular mission. The three are caught by school geek Ethan (Jason Schwartzman). Instead of turning the offenders in, however, Ethan decides to take advantage of the situation, blackmailing the boys into helping him land a date with attractive co-ed Angela (James King). However, after the guys agree, Dave finds hes falling for Angela himself, which leads to plenty of scheming on both sides to get what they want. SLACKERS may sound like the traditional premise of goof-offs versus the preppy types. And it could potentially have a moral about cheaters not prospering, but it fails miserably. But even with a moral, none of the characters are compelling in the least, so much so that the end of the movie is welcome relief. no one cares who comes out on top.

The three cheaters really care about no one but themselves, and even when one of them does the virtuous thing, his ultimate motive is still getting what he wants out of the deal. This film is just the most recent in a long line of crude comedies seemingly directed at teens, yet including more than enough content for a strong R rating. Frequent foul language, including 37 f-words and 18 s-words, along with explicit and vulgar sexual dialogue is littered throughout the movie. Several scenes either depict or have characters graphically discuss self-gratification, and one scene includes side breast nudity and sexual motion. With incessant sexual content and frequent foul language, along with the horrific plot, dont cheat yourself by wasting time with SLACKERS.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Screen Gems (Sony Pictures Entertainment), 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (29) times - Mild 7, moderate 22

Obscene Language: Many (64) times - F-word 37, s-word 18, other 9

Profanity: Many (18) times Regular 6 (G 2, GD, J, C, C sake); Exclamatory 12 (OMG, OG)

Violence: Few times Moderate (pushing and shoving, man punched)

Sex: Twice (graphic scene with nudity and motion, scene implies unconventional sex)

Nudity: Few times (side female breast during sex, side female breast - woman sitting on mans lap, photos of female breast and rear in magazine, female breast in hospital); Near Nudity Few times (woman in brief bikini, people in underwear, women in tight/ skimpy clothes)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (guys talk about working in pornography industry, humorously excessive tongue kissing, women dance suggestively, female comments about engaging in self-gratification/ enjoying unconventional sex, face reflects pleasured reaction as woman gratifies self, woman holds sex toy, implied male self-gratification, woman lays on top of man)

Drugs: Once (marijuana smoked)

Other: Flatulence; person talks about the value of honesty

Running Time: 87 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Young adults

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