the latest teen comedy Road Trip at my local theater for
free with free drinks was not bad. Then, I walked into the
theater a little late and it was packed. Mostly young people
like me, 14-21 and couple 30s people as well. Me and my friend
found 2 seats somewhat in the front and I didn't like the view,
which made it a little uneasy to watch. But whatever.
starts off with Barry (Tom Green) walking around campus with a
bunch of visitors looking at the Ithaca College campus. He is
the tour guide obviously. Although, Road Trip doesn't really
start until Barry tells the story of Josh (Breckin Meyer - I saw
him when he walked by me at the Lakers-Suns game on 4/13/00) and
the infamous sex tape he accidentally mailed to his girlfriend
in Austin, TX. This was the set up to the story that shouldn't
have been as during the entire time it made me think if Barry
just made it all up, or at least changed several details to
accommodate a better version of the story.
and Tiffany (Rachel Blanchard) have been friends since they were
little kids - through kindergarten, elementary, and high school.
And then they went their separate ways at the end of their
senior high school year. Tiffany went to Austin, TX while Josh
went to Ithaca, NY. They told themselves that they would stay
true to each other by not having sex with another person, you
know the deal. According to Josh's friend E.L. (Seann William
Scott), this relationship is giving Josh's dick a hard time,
"I'm going to pick up my balls and leave," obviously
referring to Josh's the you-know-what. Josh realizes that it
can't go on like that forever so he hooks up with Beth (Amy
Smart) at a party. He got her for 26 bucks.
tapes Josh while they have sex. And beware, Amy Smart loses her
top. I was afraid the filmmakers would cut away after she pulled
off her top but they didn't and I liked that a lot. Amy Smart is
actually pretty good looking so I enjoyed that moment, mind you.
shwoop-dee-doo, the sex tape gets mailed to Tiffany by accident.
Just watch the movie and see the set-up yourself. The rest of
the movie is basically Josh trying to get to the tape before it
gets to Tiffany. Josh, E.L. and [Costanzo] borrow skinny-dippy
Kyle's (DJ Qualls) car to go on a road trip to Austin - not
Boston which Barry confuses it with later on that leads Beth on
the wrong track.
that bothered me with this movie is that it was way too short
(only a rough 90 minutes) and lacked story, mainly in the middle
as they spend a lot of time driving the car. Although, on the
way there were some pretty funny moments. Visiting Barry's
grandparents, attending an all-black fraternity party, and
anything else I didn't mention.
Road Trip can't really be compared to
American Pie as the
setting is different - this is college. Although, I've got to
say that American Pie was a lot funnier that Road Trip overall. Don't
get me wrong, Road Trip was fun and sick, but it
didn't fully live up to my expectations. Still, I was laughing
most of the time. If you have two hours to kill, check out this