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Glory Daze (1996)

Ben Affleck , Sam Rockwell , Rich Wilkes  |  R |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward, French Stewart, Vien Hong
  • Directors: Rich Wilkes
  • Writers: Rich Wilkes
  • Producers: Aaron M. Weinberg, Chris Moore, Chris Slater, Michael Scot Bloom, Michael Stephen Ferrari
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007L4OC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,019 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Oscar(r)-winning superstar Ben Affleck (1997 Best Original Screenplay, GOOD WILL HUNTING), Alyssa Milano (TV's "CHARMED"), Sam Rockwell (CHARLIE'S ANGELS) and French Stewart (TV's "3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN") star in this hilarious college comedy about hardcore partying, breaking hearts and, ultimately, growing up. Look for "before they were stars" cameos by Matthew McConaughey and other famous faces. Unwilling to say goodbye to the partying life, Jack (Affleck) and his four raunchy housemates face the surreal week of graduation together. Against a constant swirl of girlfriends, lecherous teachers,killer hangovers and Pomp and Circumstance, the buddies are forced to admit that the party is finally over - with time for only one final blow-out bash.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adelina November 28, 2003
By A Customer
If you'd EVER partied in college, lived with roommates, drank, had post-teen angst, or knew people who did, you will love this movie. If you'd NEVER swear in your life, had no angst from growing up, and considered yourself to be perfect and normal, you'll hate it.
THOSE THAT GAVE BAD REVIEWS HERE EITHER CANNOT RELATE TO IT OR DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT. A movie should not explain everything in plain view for you. Let it make you think a little and you'll walk away enlightened!
Glory Daze is rather a cleverly written movie with unconventional dialogs. It is set in the small town of Santa Cruz, California.. and I believe it to be based on a true story. The characters are not typical and therefore are much more interesting to watch than your average American Pie flick. You will probably find similarities between yourself and one or more of these characters.
The CAST consists of Ben Affleck, French Stewart, Sam Rockwell, Vien Hong, Matthew MacConauhey(sp?), Alyssa Milano, Megan Ward, Brendan Fraser, Vinnie Deramus, Matt Damon(cameo), Spauding Grey, and John-Rhys Davies. I thought the two most stunning performances were from Sam Rockwell(ROB) who played the party guy gone conservative.. and Vien Hong (SLOSH) who was a computer science major dropout turned Bukowski-drunk. Sam Rockwell can be seen in many other wonderful movies such as Charlie's Angels, Green Mile, and A Box of Moonlight. And Vien Hong is not as well known, very versatile, and can be seen in smaller roles in big movies like We Were Soldiers playing Mel Gibson's interpreter, City of Industry(a Harvey Keitel movie). He's one of those skilled-actors that can take a small part and give it a lot of life. Affleck, although not bad.. I thought he did a better job in Chasing Amy.
I'd recommend you to buy it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good... really funny! December 7, 1999
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I really wasn't expecting much from this movie. Thankfully, I was wrong. Affleck plays a young art student about to graduate from college in three days time. He is faced with the fact that he is about to enter the world of adulthood completely unprepared. All he wants to do is stay with his friends and keep partying. The dialogue is dead-on, very realistic. In fact, this was a really good coming of age story in the tradition of Diner (yes, really!), but with a lot of 90s references/outlooks. It also has a hell of a lot of random cameos, all funny. Affleck is perfectly cast, as is Milano, Sam Rockwell, and French Stewart. Wait'll you see what they do to their poor off-campus housing in the end... preservation through destruction! So go see it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A witty film for young adults in the real world July 16, 2006
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This film is good for a giggle. Not a classic, but something to pull down off the shelf when you're after a laugh. Quite abstract and off beat with some of it's jokes it makes for an intelligent comedy (rare for the college comedy genre films such as 'American Pie').

Young adults facing the question of "What comes next in life" should relate quite well to the films main character played nicely by the talented actor Ben Affleck before he made it big.

If you're after a witty (sometimes bitter) comedy this is for you.

Fans of punk rock will love the soundtrack, especially the Vandals song "It's A Fact".

If any of the above sounds interesting to you, do yourself a favour and check out this film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slosh *IS* the man.... May 21, 2003
OK, I'm not a film student/critic of any kind, but I saw this movie about 4 months before I graduated college, and it really struck a chord with me.
Brief synopsis: The focus is on five college roommates who are close friends, some of whom are facing graduation in a week or so. What follows is how they react to the group being broken up, and how they spend time together before going their separate ways.
Ben Affleck actually turns in a fairly good performance as a disaffected slacker type who chose to pursue an art degree despite his parents' wishes; French Stewart is his typical self despite his role as a "professional student", but I thought the best performance in the movie was turned in by Sam Rockwell. To top it all off, some hilarious bit parts with Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon (it's quick, and he doesn't say a word), as well as Spalding Gray, who plays Affleck's dad.
There are some heavy-handed pieces of symbolism -- check out the very end of the scene when "We're Only Going to Die for Our Own Arrogance" is being played -- but then again, college was rarely about metaphors, and (for me, anyway) more often about friends, parties, and cheap beer. I think anyone who has spent time living with several of their close friends, in college or otherwise, and then has had to go their separate ways, will enjoy this film.
Sometimes films don't have to be artistic or expensive to be good; they just have to tell a story that people will enjoy watching again and again. For me, this is one of those stories.
P.S. - An outstanding punk soundtrack, including NOFX, The Vandals, The Mr. T Experience, the New Bomb Turks, and a pretty good cover of the above mentioned Bad Religion song by Sublime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a review from your typical college student March 13, 2003
By tim
i had never heard of this movie until my old college roommate showed it to me. he had an old, beaten up copy he made while he was in the army. i have a very broad taste in movies. when he showed me the tape, i recognized some names and figured i'd give it a shot. i had no idea how much this movie would hit home. at the time, we threw wild parties at our off-campus flop house. our place generally was as trashed as "El Rancho", the house in the movie. every character in the movie will remind any college student of someone they knew. this movie is funny, but definately has a serious message if you are willing to pay attention to the details. all these things aside, this movie is not going to win an academy award. BUT, if you want to remember the good old college days and don't want to watch your typical "teeniebopper" show that the studios "churn out year after year", then you HAVE to see this movie. (forgive the quotations, but if you watch the movie, you'll understand) by the way, matthew mcconaughey gives a cameo that is HILARIOUS. for those of you who would rather rent it first rather than buy it, it is a sundance film festival movie (i worked at blockbuster). be sure to check this one out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dont let the cover fool you this is a great film.
I rented this on vhs back when it first came out and was blown away. Each subsequent time since then I liked it more and more. Read more
Published on April 5, 2012 by Steve Hutchman
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite movie of all time
This is my favorite movie of all time. You'll pick up a little something different every time you watch it. Read more
Published on February 28, 2012 by Eric
2.0 out of 5 stars Glory Days?
This movie is pretty interesting. Ben Affleck as a college student is a stretch, considering he tried to go to college in real life. Read more
Published on August 22, 2011 by Michael O. Walden
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious movie with lots of cameos from famous actors
Bought this movie for my boyfriend because its his favorite. The old VHS finally died, so finding the DVD was difficult, but way worth it. Read more
Published on September 2, 2009 by Mrs. Schmorgan
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Independent
"Glory Daze" is truly funny. Ben Affleck as a punk rocker, Sam Rockwell as the whipped boyfriend, a cameo from Matthew McConaughey as a drunk car salesman (of sorts), and French... Read more
Published on December 18, 2007 by J. Thorman
2.0 out of 5 stars MTV Shallow
Slick like a MTV video, rap pulsating in the background, punky
post-grunge set and clothing, Glory Daze amuses, but it's shallow,clichéd amusement. Read more
Published on April 25, 2005 by R. A Rubin
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible
This movie is terrible. The script is bad, and the acting is even worse. There are virtually no laughs the entire movie, the characters are boring and uninteresting.
Published on March 20, 2005 by skaboom420
5.0 out of 5 stars This is easily one of the most realistic "college" films....
I love this movie from beginning to end. I rented it in 1997 and immediately bought a VHS copy. As soon as the dvd hit the shelves, it was mine. Read more
Published on February 1, 2005 by Tommy
1.0 out of 5 stars Gem Hidden in Half Baked Cliche-fest
I find it both amusing and horrifying that legendary underground cinema star Brian Strauss -- who appears briefly in this film and upstages future screen star Ben Affleck and noted... Read more
Published on April 8, 2004 by nathan
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie with a great cast
good look at the disfunctional fraternity brothers, the house includes Ben Affleck(Paycheck, Dogma), Sam Rockwell(Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, Charlies Angels), Vien... Read more
Published on November 30, 2003 by Michael Bolts
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