Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward, French Stewart, Vien Hong
Director: Rich Wilkes
Glory Daze (View amazon detail page) ASIN: B00007L4OC Binding: DVD
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Yvette W. (richsnob)
Reviewed on 12/16/2008...
One of my favorite Ben Affleck movies. This movie is funny and sad. There's a scene where Ben's character is about to have sex and you get a glimpse of his balls(!)
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Good... really funny!
Neil N. Trivedi | Brookyln, NY USA | 12/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really wasn't expecting much from this movie. Thankfully, I was wrong. Affleck plays a young art student about to graduate from college in three days time. He is faced with the fact that he is about to enter the world of adulthood completely unprepared. All he wants to do is stay with his friends and keep partying. The dialogue is dead-on, very realistic. In fact, this was a really good coming of age story in the tradition of Diner (yes, really!), but with a lot of 90s references/outlooks. It also has a hell of a lot of random cameos, all funny. Affleck is perfectly cast, as is Milano, Sam Rockwell, and French Stewart. Wait'll you see what they do to their poor off-campus housing in the end... preservation through destruction! So go see it!"
A witty film for young adults in the real world
Holden Punk | Sydney, Australia | 07/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film is good for a giggle. Not a classic, but something to pull down off the shelf when you're after a laugh. Quite abstract and off beat with some of it's jokes it makes for an intelligent comedy (rare for the college comedy genre films such as 'American Pie').
Young adults facing the question of "What comes next in life" should relate quite well to the films main character played nicely by the talented actor Ben Affleck before he made it big.
If you're after a witty (sometimes bitter) comedy this is for you.
Fans of punk rock will love the soundtrack, especially the Vandals song "It's A Fact".
If any of the above sounds interesting to you, do yourself a favour and check out this film."
Holden Punk | 11/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you'd EVER partied in college, lived with roommates, drank, had post-teen angst, or knew people who did, you will love this movie. If you'd NEVER swear in your life, had no angst from growing up, and considered yourself to be perfect and normal, you'll hate it. THOSE THAT GAVE BAD REVIEWS HERE EITHER CANNOT RELATE TO IT OR DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT. A movie should not explain everything in plain view for you. Let it make you think a little and you'll walk away enlightened!Glory Daze is rather a cleverly written movie with unconventional dialogs. It is set in the small town of Santa Cruz, California.. and I believe it to be based on a true story. The characters are not typical and therefore are much more interesting to watch than your average American Pie flick. You will probably find similarities between yourself and one or more of these characters.The CAST consists of Ben Affleck, French Stewart, Sam Rockwell, Vien Hong, Matthew MacConauhey(sp?), Alyssa Milano, Megan Ward, Brendan Fraser, Vinnie Deramus, Matt Damon(cameo), Spauding Grey, and John-Rhys Davies. I thought the two most stunning performances were from Sam Rockwell(ROB) who played the party guy gone conservative.. and Vien Hong (SLOSH) who was a computer science major dropout turned Bukowski-drunk. Sam Rockwell can be seen in many other wonderful movies such as Charlie's Angels, Green Mile, and A Box of Moonlight. And Vien Hong is not as well known, very versatile, and can be seen in smaller roles in big movies like We Were Soldiers playing Mel Gibson's interpreter, City of Industry(a Harvey Keitel movie). He's one of those skilled-actors that can take a small part and give it a lot of life. Affleck, although not bad.. I thought he did a better job in Chasing Amy. I'd recommend you to buy it. Why waste your money and rent it, when you can have it delivered to your door. If you end up hating it, you can always give it to someone who'll appreciate it. Chances are there'll be more people loving the movie than not. Again, the movie is perfectly cast. It's got a great sound track. And It is destined to be a cult classic!"