Directed by Todd Phillips.
Written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong.
Starring Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, DJ Qualls and Tom
Release Year: 2000
Review Date: 5/20/00
Congratulations to Carrie Fletcher and her
husband Keith Heffern, who were married today in a great ceremony in
a town that I have never heard of before this afternoon. Despite
some rainy weather, the gathering made up for it with some inspired
food, drink and song-and-dance. Carrie and Keith are moving to
Gabon, Africa in a couple of months (Keith is in the Foreign
Service) so send your regards before they take off for a couple of
Tonight, after the wedding, Gordon "The
Professional" Stokes and I took in the college flick "Road Trip" at
the local picturehouse. Let me say this simply: yes, this movie is
dirty and has a plethora of toilet humor, but it is the funniest
movie I've seen this year. The plot: four guys take a road trip
from the University of Ithaca to the University of Texas in Austin.
The rest is what I won't tell you because I don't want to ruin it
for anybody that is going to see it. But, there are six or seven
absolute belly laughs in this movie and I think that you don't have
a choice but to go and check this thing out. Sex, drugs, animal
abuse, gratuitous slow-motion shots, gratuitous breast scenes,
dancing, singing, explosions and French toast are all featured in
this movie and even though the preview for this film is really
funny, the movie is much funnier than that. If you didn't like
"There's Something About Mary," skip this film like you used to skip
seventh period. And, don't be discouraged by the presence of Tom
Green—I hate his show, but he is in this movie very sporadically and
I think Green is good in doses, especially as the sick bastard
eighth-year tour guide at the University of Ithaca in this film.
That is it: I thought about it, and I
decided that telling you more might blow this movie's cover. Check
it out...it brings back great memories from the first couple of
years of college, before you really got mature and while all of the
dirty shit in this movie was still cool. The soundtrack left a
little bit to be lacking, but otherwise, it's like the kids these
days always say: AG.
Rating: $8.25 Show
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Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": This is
the highest rating a movie can receive. Reserved for movies that
exhibit the highest level of acting, plot, character development,
setting...or Salma Hayek. Not necessarily in that order.
"$X.XX Show": This price
changes each year due to the inflation of movie prices; currently,
it is the $9.50 Show. While not technically perfect, this is a
movie that will still entertain you at a very high level.
"Undercover Brother" falls into this category; it's no "Casablanca",
but you'll have a great time watching. The $9.50 Show won't win any
Oscars, but you'll be quoting lines from the thing for ages (see
"Matinee": An average movie
that merits no more than a $6.50 viewing at your local theater.
Seeing it for less than $9.50 will make you feel a lot better about
yourself. A movie like "Blue Crush" fits this category; you leave
the theater saying "That wasn't too bad...man, did you see that
Lakers game last night?"
"Rental": This rating
indicates a movie that you see in the previews and say to your
friend, "I'll be sure to miss that one." Mostly forgettable, you
couldn't lose too much by going to Hollywood Video and paying $3 to
watch it with your sig other, but you would only do that if the
video store was out of copies of "Ronin." If you can, see this
movie for free. This is what your TV Guide would give "one and a
"Hard Vice": This rating is
the bottom of the barrel. A movie that only six other human beings
have witnessed, this is the worst movie I have ever seen. A Shannon
Tweed "thriller," it is so bad as to be funny during almost every
one of its 84 minutes, and includes the worst ending ever put into a
movie. Marginally worse than "Cabin Boy", "The Avengers" or
"Leonard, Part 6", this rating means that you should avoid this
movie at all costs, or no costs, EVEN IF YOU CAN SEE IT FOR FREE!
(Warning: strong profanity will be used in all reviews of "Hard