Road Trip

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Josh (Meyer) has videoed himself singing love songs and whispering sweet nothings to his beloved on a far off campus. But the tape he's mailed actually features him having sex with another girl. There's only one solution - road trip! - which entails piling in a car with some mates and driving half across America to intercept the package. The ensuing frolics - the theft of a bus from a blind school, a visit to a sperm bank, an ill advised drop-in on an all-black fraternity, and some almost surreal business with a mouse - echo the-Farrelly brothers. But there's more on offer than outrageous action highlights. Although Meyer makes a colourless, if likeable lead, MTV comic Tom Green provides off the wall interludes as the narrator stringing the tale along, and best of all is DJ Qualls, the geek made good who finally rebels against his own timidity as the script's 'seize the day' ethos homes in on Revenge of the Nerds-style positivity. As in the inferior American Pie, the rutting males are rather sweetly befuddled creatures, which allows the good natured joshing to get away with parodically gratuitous nudity and some extremely non-judgmental, drug-related humour.
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2000

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94 mins

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yduric

Deliciously irreverent !!! Although 'Road Trip' is a mainstream film, I cannot help thinking that it displays some kind of very refreshing 'political incorrectness' that could be found in this type of film in the 90's America, like for instance, despite their subject being different, 'Threesome', or 'The Faculty', featuring unusual,well, not-so-ordinary individuals in a rather positive way. The jokes and the situations may not always be hilarious, but at least, there is some kind of freedom of expression in 'Road Trip' that seems to have disappeared from today's US comedies. But... If we look at the release dates of the films I quoted, we have: 1994 (Threesome), 1998 (The Faculty) and 2000 (Road Trip), that is to say, BEFORE W. It really seems that since him, there is a terrible downfall in the making of comedies and other genres in the US

yduric

Deliciously irreverent !!! Although 'Road Trip' is a mainstream film, I cannot help thinking that it displays some kind of very refreshing 'political incorrectness' that could be found in this type of film in the 90's America, like for instance, despite their subject being different, 'Threesome', or 'The Faculty', featuring unusual,well, not-so-ordinary individuals in a rather positive way. The jokes and the situations may not always be hilarious, but at least, there is some kind of freedom of expression in 'Road Trip' that seems to have disappeared from today's US comedies. But... If we look at the release dates of the films I quoted, we have: 1994 (Threesome), 1998 (The Faculty) and 2000 (Road Trip), that is to say, BEFORE W. It really seems that since him, there is a terrible downfall in the making of comedies and other genres in the US