Review Date: February 18, 2004
Director: Jeff Schaffer
Writer: Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer
Producers: Alec Berg, Daniel Goldberg, David Mandel, Jackie Marcus
If those types of bits offend you, it's probably best that you stay away from this flick, because unlike the previously mentioned movies, this one doesn't use the "gross-out" angle all that much (thank God!), but does step up the sex thang and for the most part, works. All that said, you gotta consider the fact that I'm also pretty immature and that I still like to drink like a champ and "rock" whenever I can. This movie made me feel like rockin', I tell ya. Great soundtrack, too...loaded with catchy punk/rock songs that will stick in your head for a while. But I leave the best for last and that is a song contained in this film that has got to be one of the funniest things I've heard in quite some time. If you see this movie, and even more so, if you enjoy it, you will surely not be able to get "Scotty Doesn't Know" out of your head...trust me! Both the rockin' tune and its hilarious lyrics pulled me right into this movie's vibe and I was hooked, fucked and sinkered from there on in. The characters were also decent, specifically Scotty's bud, Cooper, played by Jacob Pitts. He basically looked and acted like David Spade...but it worked! The lead guy also spoke like Hayden Christensen, but he was a-yight, I guess. Michelle Trachtenberg, better known as HARRIET THE FUCKIN' SPY to most of you, was also a nice pick here. Nice bottom, too. On the downside, some of the over-the-top stereotypical jokes were lame, and the film's final 15-20 minutes weren't as good as its first two-thirds, with bits feeling somewhat contrived and corny by the end.
That said, EUROTRIP also includes one of the better cameos that I've seen in quite some time (Go Matt!) as well as plenty of T, A and even P and B! So if you enjoyed Kip Pardue's 3-minute sprint through Europe and its many vices in THE RULES OF ATTRACTION, just multiply that by thirty, loosen your belt-buckle and enjoy this amusing ode to being young, dumb and full of...spunk. Fun Fuckin' Times. "Scotty Doesn't Know...Don't Tell Scotty!!!"