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|Senior Skip Day |
Actors: Larry Miller, Gary Lundy, Tara Reid, Lea Thompson, Norm MacDonald
Director: Nick Weiss
The plan for these high-school seniors with a major case of senioritis: break into Principal Dickwalder's house and throw the party of the year. But Principal Dickwalder overhears Adam explaining the plan; ruining the cele... more »
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Might want to skip this one?
D. Roberts | Battle Creek, Michigan United States | 06/11/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The premise of this movie is pretty straightforward: every year, according to a tradition, the senior class takes a day off. The Principal of the school is determined to wreck the plans of the senior class. A geeky dude is caught in the middle of it all.
One of the "innovations" of this film is to feature 2 alumni of party movies & teen flicks - this time as the adult figures. Lea Thompson (Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition), All the Right Moves and Casual Sex?) stars as the mother of the geek. As she's about my age, this film made me feel kind of old!
Meanwhile, Tara Reid (American Pie - Unrated (Widescreen Collector's Edition) and National Lampoon's Van Wilder - Unrated (Two-Disc Special Edition)) is the geek's older sister. Obviously, the inside joke is that Thompson & Reid used to be in these very sorts of films starring as the teens-running-amock.
Ultimately, while the nostalgia of Thompson & Reid was nice, I found this film on the lame side. There are a comical parts, but nothing that made me have a guffaw of a laugh. The funeral that supposedly lasts the whole day is well beyond the realm of believablity. Also, for a film that advertises itself as "unrated and uncut," it's on the tame side. It's a far cry from crazy flicks such as National Lampoon's Animal House and Old School (Widescreen Unrated Edition).
So, if you're in the market for a party movie, I would pass this one over as there are plenty of other PM flicks that are much more worthwhile. This one isn't terrible (perhaps just a shade shy of 3 stars), but isn't noteworthy, either. Perhaps the one thing that might draw the curious to this film is Lea Thompson playing the mother in a party flick. Of course, that's pretty much just out of nostalgia alone."
Maybe the uncut version is better... who knows.. and i dont
Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 07/06/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Skip Day is about a student who screws up the skip day party by letting the principal know where it was to be. He redeems himself by having the party at his place.
The plot, if you can call it one, is the principal trying to find where it is to bust it and being sent on a wild goose chase, while thew dork having the party wants to win over a girl who is taken by a guy who is the typical moron after one thing who is cheating on her and is sure to end up with ..euhh blah blah blah blah
Nothing original, and nothing that stood out well enough to call it memorable. See it if you can't get enough party movies, but don't expect anything to have you rolling on the floor with laughter."
Talented new actor and director...
Moviegirl78 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL | 04/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the debut of this film at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Fest and was impressed with the lead actor and the director. This somewhat raunchy comedy is not the genre that I usually seek out but this film had some truly funny moments, and the comic timing was excellent. The lead actor reminds me of a young John Cusack. The director Nick Weiss spoke at the Q&A afterwards, and I was shocked to learn that the film was shot in 3 weeks! It looks great! I'm glad to see it was picked up for release. Check it out - I do think we'll be seeing more from these folks in the future."
A very good funny movie
Abbot Costello | NJ, USA | 05/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is excellent from start to finish. The young stars give great performances and Larry Miller adds a lot to the fun. All ages will appreciate."