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Overall Rating
3.2

Awesome: 15%
Worth A Look: 30%
Average: 17.5%
Pretty Bad35%
Total Crap: 2.5%

4 reviews, 16 user ratings



Glory Daze
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by spork-girl

"Why does that asian guy's hair change color in every shot?"
2 stars

Dammit, Ben, I want a check for the $3.30 I spent on this!

Being the adoring, wonderful, supportive fan that I am, I convinced my roomate, "c'mon, can we rent this? Ben is in it! He has stupid hair, but it can't be that bad!"

But oh. Oh no.

However, let's be positive. You do get to see an Oscar-winning ass. And oh my God, what an ass.

And, we learn that apparently Matt damn didn't have anything better to do than hang around the set waiting for a walk-on :) wearing a lovely pink shirt, I might add.

But besides that this movie is a silly, poorly constructed, confusing rambling, aimless tale of, I guess, I think... moving on? Was that the message? Ben is (HAHA) an art major, misunderstood on so many levels by the adults around him. Poor Ben. He's obsessed with his girlfriend, who is the most objectified female character I have ever witnessed. All we need to know is that Ben is in love with her. We have no insight into why. We're not supposed to. We see her tits, isn't that enough?

The other collection of characters is poorly defined and why should I care anyways? The sub-plots are predictable and, well, stupid. They only add to the "slacker" feel of the movie, and actually most of my deduction that this movie is about growing up and moving on is based on them. Ben's artsy-farsty character doesn't seem to move on to me, he just kind of leaves.

Oh, and smashes a toaster first (What? Why? Freak.)

However, i really should stress that you get a good long shot of ben's rump. it's really the height of the movie, and if you're a perv like me, makes it worth it.

Ben's ass is worth 5 sporks, but the film only cuts 1 and a half to 2

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originally posted: 08/30/98 12:11:07
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User Comments

10/05/13 Mickey McAllister NASTALGIC indeed. Took me back to my college years 93-97. worth your time in the end 5 stars
9/06/13 jeffm nostalgic 4 stars
6/28/13 Dave "The Critic" Saal Great to see all these actors in there younger years. I watch this movie from time to time. 4 stars
9/21/06 Ecuabron I liked the finale and the House thrashin, 4 stars
11/13/05 Chris Chewning Quite possibly the greatest movie of all time 5 stars
6/06/05 Jeff Anderson Not all that bad & sometimes very funny. The "ANGST FOR THE MEMORIES" finale is great! 4 stars
7/04/04 Jay Smith BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME! YOU GUYS ARE MORONS! 5 stars
5/27/01 BrainPan Enjoyed it many times before my graduation. 1of2 movies where I don't loathe Ben Hackfest. 4 stars
2/06/01 Cool Hand Luke If you have ever had to move on or deal with change, great movie. angst for the memories. 5 stars
12/28/99 The Quintissential Teenager A fascinating movie that slowly blooms into a thought-provoking look at growing up. Wow... 5 stars
4/20/99 kyle eeewwww 1 stars
4/09/99 Randall Not a great story, but Ben's acting and a great ending made it better 3 stars
11/25/98 ashley it's almost as if the writer was getting somewhere at times, then gave up on all the charac 4 stars
10/13/98 tom wood good film 5 stars
8/30/98 Johny Bad, but there have been harder things to sit through 2 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Ben's ass is just not enough to sit through this cack. 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  27-Sep-1996 (R)

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Directed by
  Rich Wilkes

Written by
  Rich Wilkes

Cast
  Ben Affleck
  Sam Rockwell
  French Stewart
  Vien Hong
  Vinnie DeRamus
  Megan Ward



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