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S.F.W.
SFW
Actors: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams, Pamela Gidley
Director: Jefery Levy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
R     2003     1hr 36min

Stephen Dorff and Reese Witherspoon are slacker teens who discover that fame can be a four-letter word in this raucous send-up of the cult of celebrity. Featuring "hilarious moments" (Movieline), "brash drama" (Los Angeles...  more »

     

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Actors: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams, Pamela Gidley
Director: Jefery Levy
Creators: Jefery Levy, Dale Pollock, Gloria Lopez, Michael Nelson, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Andrew Wellman, Danny Rubin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/17/2003
Original Release Date: 01/20/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 01/20/1995
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Seth M. from OMAHA, NE
Reviewed on 8/1/2014...
This movie is totally f*(#ing metal! I have been loving it since my twenties.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Meghann M. from IMPERIAL BCH, CA
Reviewed on 10/26/2010...
awesome. thank God for 90's angst and rebellion
Valencia N. (vtcn)
Reviewed on 12/28/2009...
This movie was really stupid.

Movie Reviews

S.F.W - The Complete Lowdown
Bookish | United Kingdom | 10/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's begining to show it's age, but this satrical drama remains a topical dissection of the American facination with the cult of the non-celebrity. Stephen Dorff is the angry young man who is amoung a group taken hostage by camcorder-weilding anarchists. They force the networks to broadcast their tapes, but it's the rebellious Dorff who soon becomes the star attraction. Dorff is suitably surly as the man fighting against his 15 minutes of fame and there's good suppourting work from a pre-fame Reese Witherspoon and Jake Busey. Director Jefery Levy demonstrates a sympathetic understanding of ninties teenage alienation. Overall and interesting and enthralling movie that is well worth watching."
A Film Way Ahead Of It's Time
Bookish | 07/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Take a look at this film and you will be amazed at how it predicted the future -- from OJ to JFK jr. Also, how many films have there been since SFW that have dealt with the same themes, but not nearly as well? NBK; Mad City; Truman Show; Ed TV -- SFW is, quite simply, a work of genius -- even more amazing: the book was written by a 17 year old college kid in 1987! The film, while it parodies teen romance films, also deals with the way popular culture (not just the media) take a person or event, uses it to sell, sell, sell, then discards it, usually destroying it/him. The big cycle of pop culture. Check it out for yourself."
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karhatsu | Lakeville, MN United States | 03/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A little bit of everything in this movie, comedy sarcasm, violence, sex, srugs and great soundtrack, Gwar, Manson, Soundgarden... I can't believe it's almost impossible to find now...."