Sunday, 15 May 2011

EuroTrip (2004)



Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel
Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester, Matt Damon, Jessica Boehrs, Vinnie Jones, Lucy Lawless

School graduations are where you life is meant to start but for Scott Thomas (Scott Mechlowsicz) things start to go wrong when he gets dumped by his girlfriend Fiona (Kristin Kreuk). Scott still goes to the graduation party with his friends Cooper (Jacob Pitts) and twins Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg) and Jamie (Travis Wester). At the party a band turns up with lead singer Donny (great cameo by Matt Damon) who has been seeing Fiona for months and tell him with the very catchy song 'Scottie doesn't know'.

The morning after Scott finds out he has been pen palling with the beautiful Mieke (Jessica Boehrs) only problem is he believed she was a guy. Now Scott has decided to go to Europe to meet her. He sets off with Cooper being couriers going to London when they fall into a football hooligan bar meeting Mad Maynard (Vinnie Jones) where they get drunk and head to France to meet Jenny and Jamie. Once the group is together they set off on their journey to find Mieke in Germany and see Europe along the way.

The sites they visit in Europe include a nude French beach, Eastern Europe, Italy's Vatican and the Red lights of Holland meeting Dominatrix Madame Vandersexx (Lucy Lawless). Giving this is an American view on Europe the jokes are pretty standard stereotypes not really offering anything fresh but the constant remixes of 'Scottie doesn't Know' is enjoyable listen giving you will be singing this song for weeks after seeing the movie.

Character development isn't this films strong point relying more on the jokes with basic sex and drugs jokes at that. Most of the support characters get most of the laughs to. If you wanna see how bad a trip round Europe can go this is for you, but it can offer you an incite to places you could wish to go one day. Most of the main actors are relative unknowns with Scott Mechlowicz from outstanding Mean Creek, Michelle Tratchensberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer giving this a little bit more non stereotype on actors.

My rating an enjoyable 8/10

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