Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill: "Socrates...the only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing."
Ted: "That's us, dude!"
Bill: "Oh yeah."
release year: 1989
viewing setting: home DVD 11/25/13 (and several times in the late 1980s and early 1990s)
synopsis: Two slack high school students put a little extra effort into their big history project.
impressions: Turns out that the utopian future is based on their music and ideas, therefore their band must form, therefore they can't flunk this class. A guy from the future shows up with a time machine to help them. Given to us in 1989, this was the first of the moron-buddy team-ups; it was followed by Wayne's World and then Beavis and Butt-Head. It's funny and actually has an awful lot going on. The variety of characters from throughout history are a riot, especially when they run amok in a mall.
acting: This was one of Keanu Reeves' early roles, though he pretty much acts like an imbecile here. Alex Winter is the other one; they often say the same lines at the same times. These two guys would never make it in actual society. George Carlin has a supporting role as the guy from the future.
final word: Funny comedy from times past.
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