Murph gets to go to a stupid advance screening and reviews the suprizingly funny generic teen comedy, Eurotrip!
We all know the teen road trip genre by now. Guy gets dumped by girlfriend, guy finds new girl but she's leaving, lives far away, or goes back in time or something, guy seeks out girl with cast of friends including at least one comic relief who is always drunk and/or trying to have sex. On their way to the girl, the characters come into strange problems, situations, and other weird characters.
This formula sums up just about every teen road trip comedy that's come out since dinosaurs roamed the earth and McDonald's hamburgers were made with 100% beef. The fact is, Eurotrip isn't just "from the producers of Roadtrip but it's essentially the exact same movie with different characters and a different destination.
While the plot may be something we've seen a thousand times, the comedy in Eurotrip is the film's strongest point. (and in a comedy I think that's an important quality.) Many scenes in the movie are quite funny, and while not all of it makes sense, that's not always a bad thing. While Eurotrip never becomes as dumb as say, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, it manages to be dumb but still marginally believable. Once scene like this is where the main character Scott (played by Scott Mechlowicz) while waiting in line for a museum begins mimicking a street performer acting like a robot. The 'robot-man' becomes angry with this and a brawl breaks out between the two, both of them fighting like robots. While this doesn't make much sense, it makes for a funny scene, at least for a while.
Scott fights off the "evil" street performer.
The only major difference in any teen road trip movie is the R or PG-13 rating. What difference does it hold? Mostly nudity. And Eurotrip has lots of nudity. Now before all of you rush out to buy your tickets and see enormous boobays on the big screen, I feel obligated to warn you about nudity other than super happy boobays.
There is male nudity. Full male nudity. Full frontal male nudity. And not just one male. MANY males. And it's frightening. There's more penis than if you were to look into an electrified automatic penis-viewing machine. Luckily, it's all in one scene, it's a far-away shot, and it's a very short scene. Also, it's made up for later and before by boobays a-plenty.
Fortunately, you will NOT see this penis-trio.
All in all, Eurotrip stacks up to be pretty funny for a teen road trip movie. In fact, I'd even say that this movie was the most I've ever laughed during any movie aimed at teens. Eurotrip also includes cameo appearances by Vinnie Jones, Lucy Lawless, Diedrich Bader, and Matt Damon as a generic pop/punk musician who plays an annoyingly catchy song towards the beginning and reoccurs over the course of the film. (even though I'm not positive Matt was actually the vocalist for the track or just an actor they chose for the part) If you're into this type of movie, and you're not too concerned with realism, I suggest checking out Eurotrip.
|Originality||Can't find a more recycled plot.||2.5|
|Acting||No real complaints.||4.5|
|Soundtrack||Generic popular Pop-Punk. Even Matt Damon's song. But it's not THAT annoying.||3.5|
|Effects/Presentation||Well directed and presented, good effects when they occur.||4.5|
|Storyline||Just there to fill in space between jokes.||3.5|
|Funniness||Suprised me and made me laugh quite a bit.||4|
|Final Verdict: 3.75|