Guilty Pleasures – Eurotrip

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There’s a problem with teen sexy sex comedy films. They usually put out a great trailer to get the ball rolling, but when it comes down to a full-on 90 minute performance, things usually fizzle out. Euro-Trip however, was an example that did the genre proud.

Ohio high school student Scott Thomas is a good student and nice guy – albeit a little predictable – who is about to graduate and go into pre-med. He is unceremoniously dumped by his whorish girlfriend Fiona on graduation day. Among the people he turns to in his hour of despair is his German pen pal, Mike.

Scott and Mike seem to have a special connection. After Mike makes advances to Scott now that he and Fiona are not seeing each other, Scott abruptly sends Mike a message saying he never wants to hear from him again. However, Scott learns shorty thereafter that Mike is actually a beautiful girl named Mieke. By this time, Mieke has blocked his messages. Thinking that Mieke is actually who he was meant to be with, Scott, impulsively for a change, decides to go to Berlin to be with her. Along for the ride is Scott’s best friend, the girl crazy Cooper Harris. They manage only to get a flight into London…

On the surface, a movie that combines football hooliganism, papal blasephemy, French robot fights and dutch sex club antics gone awry, should not work. And yet, it somehow does, and beautifully at that.

Sure, it’s your typical sex comedy but with a more international flavour, but everyone present, from the main cast, through to Vinnie Jones as a Manchester United supporter, Lucy “Xena” Lawless as a dominatrix and Matt Damon as a punk rock singer is performing at full throttle here.

Everyone, and I mean everyone, gives a performance worth noting, even if it was for a mere minute. I mean, thanks to Eurotrip, I’m now afraid that I’ll be raped by an Italian in a train trip. And it doesn’t hurt the film either, with it’s slick presentation and catchy music.

The jokes are fresh, even today, hell some of them being even better thanks to recent events, while the main cast is quite loveable and likeable, as they wreck one nation at a time in their epic trip.

There’s some inspired laughs present here, and the fun is exuberantly addictive. If you’ve got low expectations for a raunchy comedy and have the time to spare, you won’t find yourself disappointed, and quite possibly surprised, by the quality and entertainment wrapped up in this little gem.

Last Updated: September 12, 2012

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • CaptainNemo42

    I LOVED EUROTRIP!

    • Erwin Kempff

      Agreed, what a snaakse movie!
      Also, how hot was that girl?

      • CaptainNemo42

        Oh man, yes.

        • Erwin Kempff

          Beyond NOMNOMNOM

  • DieJason

    Scotty doesn’t know!

  • One of the best movies ever!

  • Noelle Adams

    Love it. Own the DVD:)

  • Mi scusi! Mi scusi!

  • +1

  • scruff304

    This movie, is pure quality! Watching every new years eve with mates… And then me continue to get totally smashed…

  • Noelle Adams

    “Administer the testicle clamps!”

  • Nick de Bruyne

    Many of you may not know, but the EuroTrip DVD holds the key to one of the most awesome things ever. On the DVD the directors made a second audio commentary available, and is a movie drinking game that you could play along with them as the movie played out.

    It featured reasons to drink such as every time there was nudity, under age drinking, sexual acts and shots of your hard drink for things such a person screaming Noooooo in the movie, or an appearance by a black person (for a movie filmed in Prague this was very relevant).

    So grab a bunch of beers, a bottle of something nasty, some friends and then put it on and by the time you are halfway through that movie you and you buddies will be rolling on the floor, for various reasons.

    MAIL [email protected]#%ER.

    • Andre116

      Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be looking for that now.

  • Andre116

    What an awsome movie this was…even with all the penises.

  • I absolutely loved this movie as well, I may start reading your guilt pleasures again and try pretend you never ever ever recommended The FP

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