Review Date: August 16, 2004
Director: Steven Brill
Writer: Jay Leggett, Mitch Rouse
Producers: Donald DeLine
Alright, so that's one of the film's goofier scenes...not to worry, it does actually feature some deserved laughs as well, particularly from newcomer Dax Shepard (you might know him from the first season of PUNK'D) and the always-reliable-for-laughs, Seth Green. Matthew Lillard also punches in his card, and even brings a little "message" to the story (not a major one, but you know...the one about "life" being more important than just "money and a job"...that whole shpiel) One of the film's funnier scenes features the three boys attempting to escape the bad guys by running through a burning hash field. Think about that for a sec...a burning hash field! Needless to say, things get a little rasta for everyone. The two dumbass hicks following the guys were also moronic enough to keep things moving at a nice pace, but I could have done without the contrived "earth girls" living in a tree-top...especially since they didn't showcase any T or A (it's PG-13, after all) Another decent scenario had the three boys needing to curl up next to one another on account of the rain and the possibility of death by hypothermia. Somewhat humorous. All in all, nobody's going to win an Oscar for this movie, but it does get the job done in terms of providing some easy-going, immature laughs, three personable leads, sexual innuendo & redneck jokes and an inspired choice in Dax Shepard (gets the most one-liners). Heck, even Burt "I'll work for food" Reynolds' cameo wasn't as embarrassing as I thought it might be. A definite rental, but worth seeing on the big screen if you set your expectations down to nix levels.