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.
An idiotic college comedy not to be confused with Richard Linklater's 1991 film "Slacker." The movie tells the story of three college buddies — Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel) and Jeff (Michael C. Maronna) — who have cheated their way through school by carrying off elaborate scams. With graduation only 48 days away, they plan one last scheme, which involves Sam's faking an accidental injury to take an exam a day late, by which time he has gotten all the answers from a stolen blue book. – Stephen Holden
2002-02-01 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of Slackers