Review Date: September 18, 2006
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writer: Broken Lizard
Producers: Bill Gerber, Steve Lemme, Richard Perello, Erik Stolhanske
Paul Soter as Jan
Erik Stolhanske as Todd
Jurgen Prochnow as Wolfgang
Jokes aside, if the young kids get a hold of this film and haven’t drank a drop of beer in their lifetime, something tells me that they’ll be full-blown “alchies” by the time they turn the legal age, as the film does little to dissuade anyone from seeing the “dark side” of drinking (even the long-ass pissing sessions look oddly satisfying!). The film could likely have been cut by about 10 minutes though, and some of the training stuff went on a little too long, but overall, the film moves at a sweet pace, and its final competition sequence is particularly invigorating. I’ve also been known to enjoy a naked boobie or two in my films, and this picture doesn’t hold back on that front either, with breasts popping out within its first 5 minutes, and continued appearances throughout. The film also features a number of hilarious scenes, like the one in which Jay Chandresehkar imagines himself to be something that he’s not as a very drunk man in a bar, the sequence in which the same dude tells the others about his “Ping Pong incident” (classic stuff), as well as many funny one-liners – in reference to how good a certain beer tastes, one of the boys exclaims, “I want to brush my teeth with it.” Funny shit. The German dudes were also quite comical and over-the-top, Cloris Leachman was a gas as “the whore”, I enjoyed the cameo appearance by a famous Canadian actor, as well as the DAS BOOT references throughout, but ultimately, the film is a fun ride for anyone who enjoys beer, drinking, girls, sauerkraut and good ol’ fashioned raunchy comedy. “He’s got the eye of the Jew.” Fun times.