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Road Trip (2000)
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Review Date: May 17, 2000
Director: Todd Phillips
Writer: Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong
Producers: Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck
Actors:
Breckin Meyer as Josh Porter
Seann William Scott as E.L.
Tom Green as Barry
Plot:
Some dude in college accidentally mails a videotape of himself dicking another girl to his girlfriend in Texas. Upon this realization, the boy heads out on a road trip, with buddies in tow, in order to retrieve the tape before his long-life girlfriend does.
Critique:
Many funny moments, many gross moments, many flashes of breasts and sexual situations, and many a good tune qualify this movie as the first big comedy hit of the summer. I think it's been said in other places before, but allow me to re-iterate the obvious. If you liked AMERICAN PIE (7/10) last summer, and if you laughed at THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (7/10) the summer previous, this film is more than likely to churn your humorous butter. The characters are having a lot of fun, the movie is poking a lot of fun, and by golly, we as an audience, are supposed to take it all as "fun", and not much else. And unlike other "safer" teen flicks of yesteryear, this movie doesn't hide behind the forbidden glass door either. It shows these folks having sex, cheating on their mates, smoking the good weed, drinking the good drink, and ultimately just living the high life of their college years. And my-oh-my, whose idea was it to put T&A back into "teen" flicks? Whoever it was, allow me to shake your hand, cause a fan I was not of those "pretend" movies which brought everyone to the brink of the sexual situations, only to pull the rug right out from under us at the last possible moment.

Giving the ladies a bit of the Tom Green ass was also a good idea. Spread the perversion, Hollywood, women want to see some of that, too! Speaking of Green, that was the one thing which did kind of disappoint me about this movie. NOT that he wasn't funny, no-no, not at all. In fact, he was one of the funnier characters in the film, only that he's barely in the 95-minute hummer! You see, he doesn't actually join his friends on the road trip, so we only get to see him from time to time, which was sort of disappointing, since he really does have a huge presence. All this to say that if you're looking for a very funny, mindless, sexist and most likely every other -ist type of film, this one is sure to fit your bill. It's funny as heck, it's got a great, hip soundtrack and it moves along at a quickity-quick pace. So wipe that smile onto your face, wash your balls, get your mind into the gutter, and prepare to enjoy watching a bunch of goofballs getting into all kinds of trouble. And oh yeah...there's also a moral to the story...if you're gonna cheat on your partner...try not to send them the actual videotape of the event!

PS: Any movie that includes Twisted Sister's classic anthem "I Wanna Rock", is allright in my book.
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