The film's humour is more democratic than politically correct, as everyone--women and minority characters, not just the hipster white guys--have a hand in the high jinks. Green plays Barry Manilow (no, not that one), a professional student (eight years and counting)--he relates the film's story to sceptical prospective students while leading them on a tour of the college. In particular, in an already justly famous sequence of scenes, he sadistically anticipates and endeavours to accelerate a mouse's demise at the jaws of a python. It's very much in the vein of American Pie, perhaps a smidgen tamer, but at least its characters don't really learn any dopey lessons in the end. Director and co-screenwriter Todd Phillips, who earlier made the much-questioned documentary Frat House, again proves he's more adept at staging fictional comic sequences than real ones. --David Kronke, Amazon.com
Conclusion: If you own a DVD player then go and buy this. If you don't, then get it on video. This is a must see movie.
It takes us on a trip across America in which the characters must hurry to stop the main character's girlfriend (Meyer) from receiving a sex tape he made with another girl.
The idea is superb, and the humour is fresh, witty, and grotesque at the same time. Given that this is similar in genre to American Pie, the producers should be given credit for making it that much different.
However, at times, the events become so absurd that they are bordering on being so stupid that they aren't funny anymore. The film also dfoesn't really seem to have a proper conclusion, having a more linear plot which never really builds up tension or suspense, but rather just runs its course from start to finish.
This film is supremely funny, and despite its flaws, I would buy it - if you enjoyed American Pie you will enjoy this. But don't expect it to bowl you over - this film was meant to be a flat comedy and that's all it ever tries to be.
The other reviews that suggest this is cashing in on the success of American Pie are missing the point. There has been a renaisance on the genre of dumb gross-out teen flick. The American Pie franchise has met with greater commercial acclaim and "chicks" are more likely to favour them but Road Trip stands head and shoulders above even the first "American Pie" flick.
It's right up there with Porkys and Revenge of the Nerds
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