Idle Hands

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Idle Hands Review


It's very frustrating. Teen movies can be good. The original Scream was good (although ruined by a sequel). What are they doing? She's All That? I Still Know? Varsity Blues? I could go on but you'll hit "close" on your browser. The newest teen movie, Idle Hands, is pretty bad.

Devon Sawa stars as Anton, a slacker who sits around his house all day, smoking weed, and watching television. When Anton's parents are killed, a mysterious force takes over Anton's hand. He unwillingly kills his two best friends (Seth Green and Eldon Henson) and doesn't seem that phased by it. I mean, he's worried what more damage he could do, but it doesn't really bother him. His friends refused to go to heaven (too far) and walk around as zombies for the rest of the film, helping Anton control the hand, and save his girlfriend (Jessica Alba, who I wouldn't mind saving).

This movie is stupid for many reasons. It's a spoof, but it's not very funny. I laughed once. The only thing that saves this movie from being a complete disaster is the comic talents of Seth Green, and the assets of Jessica Alba. Don't go see this movie, because it's not very good.

Leatherface and co.



Idle Hands

Facts and Figures

Run time: 92 mins

In Theaters: Friday 30th April 1999

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Production compaines: Distilled Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 46

IMDB: 6.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Rodman Flender

Producer: , Jeffrey A. Mueller, ,

Starring: Harry Hadden-Paton as Man, Youssef Kerkour as Achilles, Aleena Khushal as Mother, Mike Parish as Old Man, Jayme Swiftt as Cafe Customer, as Spam

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