Slackers (2002)

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Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. Self-dubbed Cool Ethan, an ambitious nerd with a bad crush, enters their lives one day and everything begins to unravel.

Movie Title and Release Date
"Slackers" is a comedy film that hit the big screens on February 1, 2002. Directed by Dewey Nicks, the movie features a skilled cast consisting of Jason Schwartzman, Devon Sawa, James King, and other widely known names in the show business.

"Slackers" focuses on a trio of roommates - Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel), and Jeff (Michael C. Maronna) - who are renowned for their ingenious rip-offs to cheat on college assessments. In doing so, they have actually effectively handled to be at the top of their game. This creative scheming comes to a grinding halt when the obsessively lovelorn, unpopular, and weird Ethan (Jason Schwartzman) captures them red-handed throughout an elaborate exam-cheating process.

Ethan, determined on winning the heart of Angela (James King), a woman who is oblivious of his presence, proposes a deal to the trio that he would keep their secret safe supplied that they assist him win over Angela; through prohibited and ethically ambiguous means if essential.

Development of the Story
The three good friends at first comply, with Dave serving as the key guy to achieve the task. Gradually, a twist ensues as Dave himself ends up being fascinated with Angela, complicating the job at hand, and causing a series of comedic and awkward circumstances along with the periodic clash with Ethan.

The movie showcases the trio's efforts to outsmart Ethan, manage their academic life in the middle of the turmoil while their friendship, commitment, and morality are intensely tested. In the end, Dave has to make a choice: Either to protect his scholastic life by keeping Ethan's secret and getting him the love of his life or win Angela himself and expose their unfaithful strategy, threatening their college degrees.

The characters in the film push the comedic borders with their distinct characters. Ethan portrays a creepy and love-obsessed nerd with a pathological fixation for Angela. Dave shows to be the shrewd, clever, and unexpected romantic, while Sam and Jeff provide comedic relief throughout the story.

"Slackers" offers lighthearted humor nestled within the college background. It was gotten with blended reviews from critics, mostly due to its excessive and sometimes unrefined humor. Some hailed its distinct method to a romantic funny, and others criticized it for fumbling with the balance between charming untidy and distasteful comedy.

In particular, Schwartzman's representation of Ethan drew attention for its memorably eccentric and creepy character research study. The film likewise acquired a niche following for its funny bone and non-traditional story.

"Slackers" weaves an unconventional tale of love, friendship, and survival in college life. While the film did not make a considerable mark at the box workplace, it has because found a cult following who appreciates its distinct comedic sensibilities. Through a mix of funny, love, and a dash of deceit, "Slackers" continues to captivate audiences searching for a light-hearted, straightforward viewing experience.

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