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An hilarious American view on Europe
philip_vanderveken21 December 2004
First of all: Greetings from a guy living somewhere in between the Brussels sprouts, hahahaha. That's right, I'm from Belgium, you know the place that no-one really knows, not even the Europeans...

Even though I expected to really hate this movie, I have to admit that I had a lot of fun watching it. I loved to see how they magnified the stereotypes about the French, the English, The Germans,... and made fun about the Catholic church. Some people pointed out that it was clear that the makers really don't know anything about the countries they were making jokes about. Possible, but it didn't bother me once. It's a comedy, not a traveler's guide!

This is how the story goes: A teenager is dumped by his girlfriend on the day of their graduation. He has contact with a German girl, called Mieke, but he thought it was a guy called Mike. Knowing this and after he has seen her photo, he decides to pay her a visit in Berlin. But of course they don't just end up in Berlin. They start their trip in London, going to Paris, Amsterdam and Bratislava before getting to Berlin...

The movie's script or the plot were probably the least of the director's concerns. It's clear that they just wanted to go to Europe, have some fun and film one hilarious situation after the other. I've got the feeling that most of the European viewers didn't mind being the subject of the movie. Yes it's crude and yes it doesn't show anything about how Europe really is, but it's also incredibly funny. I give it an 8/10 for that.
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Much much funnier than you would ever expect
oshram-322 February 2004
I know, I know, the trailer looks supremely dumb, so why go see this movie? Certainly not because it was from the people who gave us such gems as Road Trip or Old School, that's for sure, and it's not like I even recognized anyone in the cast (other than Michelle Trachtenberg, best known as Buffy's little sister Dawn). I guess I went because I found the trailer mildly amusing and I still had $9 on an AMC gift card that I had been given for Christmas. I've seen movies with less provocation, I suppose.

Eurotrip follows the adventures of four teens, Scott (Scott Mechlowitz), Cooper (Jacob Pitts), and twins Jamie (Travis Wester) and Jenny (Trachtenberg) as they backpack around Europe between high school graduation and beginning college. There's sort of a plot driving the film as Scott wants to meet up with his e-mail pen pal Mieke (Jessica Boehrs), whom he thought was male but finds out is actually a very attractive female. But really the movie is an excuse to have fun with typical American Euro-stereotypes.

Naturally the four fresh-faced kids get into all sorts of hijinks as they make their way through London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, and so on. And the foursome are your basic group: Scott is the well-meaning lead, Cooper the sarcastic wise-ass, Jamie the uptight planner and Jenny - well, my first indication that this wouldn't be a typical dumb teen comedy was when the other three guys all treat Jenny as one of the guys, and of course she's uber-cute Trachtenberg. They repeatedly refuse to think of her as a girl despite the filmmakers really showing off Trachtenberg's budding assets, which continues to play as funny through most of the film.

It may sound hard to believe, but I don't think I have ever laughed as hard or as long at another film as I did at this one. Maybe it's because my expectations were pretty low, but this was a hysterically funny film. From the opening moments where Scott is dumped by slutty girlfriend Fiona (Smallville's Kristin Kreuk, in a terrific cameo) to the very end of the film, I pretty much laughed the entire 90 minutes. Not only is there clever verbal play and uproarious sight gags (the arrival at Bratislava was so funny I almost fell out of my seat laughing), but the writers were masters of the recurring gag - the best of which is a song about Scott's breakup with Fiona (it makes sense in the film) constantly popping up as they travel throughout Europe. One particular scene involving English soccer hooligans traveling to France (led by the smashing Vinnie Jones) had me laughing so hard I had tears rolling down my face.

Everyone gives a game performance. Scott Mechlowitz is perfect as Scott, with just the right mix of leading man humor and straight guy stiffness. Jacob Pitts' Cooper is surprisingly low key for the smart-ass; usually this kind of character is way over the top, but Cooper manages to be funny without ever taking it too far. Travis Webster plays his nerdly Jamie well; we never look down on the guy, even though he's the more uptight one in the group. And Trachtenberg seems right at home being one of the guys even while attempting to transform herself into an object of teenage lust. The cameos - Matt Damon as a punk singer, Lucy Lawless as a Dominatrix, Kreuk, and so on - are all well cast and well used. You'll recognize a lot of the bit players from other places (Guy Ritchie films, SNL, etc) but they all work very well.

I didn't expect this film to be so repeatedly and exceptionally funny, and I guess it caught me off guard. I can't recall laughing this hard at any film in the last five years, and maybe ever. I hesitate to call it the funniest movie I've ever seen, because I've seen some great comedies, but I was still chuckling at this film more than a half hour after I was out of the theater. As far as movies performing above expectations this is one of the tops in that category. I guess some people would be put off by the European stereotypes, but the film was so inventively humorous and excessively clever

(they do a great parody of the Indiana Jones 'moving around the map' bit) that I was blown away. This is a movie I fully intend to see again, maybe a few times, and I'm already clearing off space for it on the DVD shelf. But don't take my word for it - go see it yourself and see one of the funniest movies in years.
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Excellent Absurd Comedy: Funnier Than American Pie
Killa_Cam17 August 2004
This movie is hilarious & a must see for those who like American Pie, Scary Movie, Senseless & similar types of comedies. Eurotrip uses almost every single cliché or stereotype regarding Europe & exaggerates it enormously in an unbelievably funny way.

Surprisingly the acting, which is done mainly by unknown actors & actresses, is very good. As for Michelle Trachtenberg, she is just plain awesome. Her acting deserves real praise. Plus, the film features several pretty successful cameo appearances. Lucy Lawless as S&M dominatrix is particularly hilarious.

Though the story itself can't be considered particularly original, the movie is interesting, cause of unstoppable flow of hilarious jokes. The theater was almost torn down with the viewers' laughter, when I watched the film. The scene with The Pope is an instant classic in my point of view, I haven't seen something this hilarious since the first Scary Movie came out. Some satirical aspects also take place in the movie: especially funny was the scene, when the characters arrive to a club in Slovakia & hear a techno remix of a song 'Scotty Doesn't Know'. Awesome moment.

In general, I think the film is underrated. In my opinion it is better than the first & the second American Pie, the second Scary Movie & a great number of less famous comedies. Go see it & have fun.
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Fun Flick but not for the Family
gala000814 March 2006
Prior to watching this movie for the first time, my friends would not stop quoting this movie and telling me how great it was. Now that I've seen it I can see why they love it so much. I will admit that this film is extremely raunchy and even shows some images I didn't think were allowed in R-rated movies. Never-the-less the jokes are hilarious and the plot flows rather smoothly.

Some people probably hate this movie because of the way it portrays Europeans. To them I say LIGHTEN UP! It's a movie that's meant to be stereotypical. They stereotype with taste, however, using many of the common views and prejudices that the average American feels towards the inhabitants of the various countries.

All in all, the cast was well selected, the music was awesome, the situations were entertaining, and the locations were great. I highly suggest this movie to people that love to laugh an don't get easily offended.
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A small classic for us Europeans
MrVibrating27 February 2007
Comedies like this is hard to rate. It's a bad movie, technically, acting-wise and in many other aspects. But it's funny, no denying that. After all, isn't that what comedies are about?

You would think a comedy like this would appeal only to Americans, but you are wrong. I know Germans, Aussies, Swedes and Hollanders who like this movie. I'm sure there are Brits, Italians, Eastern Europeans and Balkans who like it as well. You have to be able to laugh at yourself.

What the movie is about is a bunch of typical teens going for a little quest through Europe in search of the dream girl. Nothing new here. The misadventures on the way, the xenophobic jokes and stereotypes and odd characters are what you laugh at. Vinnie Jones as a crazy ManU supporter, Rade Serbedzija as a Bratislavian truck driver, and many other not that well- known actors doing silly and memorable roles.

Some scenes work, some don't. Some are really funny, like the robot battle outside the Louvren, and the Italian pervert smoking a post-sex cigarette. Matt Damon turns up somewhat unexpectedly in the USA and sings the catchy "Scotty doesn't know" song.

All in all, this is a great comedy to watch with your friends, and even better in international company.
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JennieMcJenJen12 January 2005
I love all types of movies, but I didn't expect to like this one. It looked like another stupid teen comedy to me. I was so surprised at how hilarious this was. I was rolling on the floor laughing my ass off. My new favorite song is "Scotty Doesn't Know!" And while this movie doesn't properly represent Europe and it's style and it's culture, it does enlist every stereotype Americans have about Europeans, and that's what makes it so damn funny. This movie is definitely one of my new favorites, and is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. If you just want to laugh at everything that's wrong with the world, then this is totally something you need to see.
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Great Comedy
ingwio_vanhaecke31 December 2006
OK, most people will say, it's a comedy, let's rate it low, HELL NO! This is one of these rare good comedy's. Road Trip wasn't as good as this one. Scotty doesn't know is an instant classic. Nice change of scenery for Kristin Kreuk even though she just appears briefly. Scott Mechlowicz continues the good performance he had set in Mean Creek, not to be compared of course, but good performances in both. Michelle Trachtenberg is simply fabulous,she amazes me every time, except in crappy movies like Ice Princess or in "Buffy". She shows she can act in Mysterious skin, but just throws her talent away further down the line. As for the story, it's nothing special, title says it all. The only country they miss is Belgium :). It's a comedy people and yes, it's for teens, not a family movie if you want to hear it. You know what you get when you see it, so stop giving bad reviews about this! Simply amazing comedy if you like these kind of comedy's. And please don't go comparing it to American Pie or something like that. Guess that's all there is to say
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Favorite guilty pleasure of 2004
bburns17 May 2004
Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I enjoy dumb comedies, like "Police Academy" or "Joe's Apartment". And this is nothing if not a dumb comedy.

This type of film--the teen sex comedy--is precisely the sort of movie professional critics love to hate, instead recommending that we see artsy, coma-inducing independent, documentary and/or foreign-language films. But let's face it: "Animal House" was better than "Eraserhead". "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was better than "Babette's Feast". "American Pie" was better than "The Crying Game". And "Eurotrip" is better than "Capturing the Friedmans".

Now, since my favorite movies include "The Godfather", "Citizen Kane" and "Vertigo", you may ask why I liked this picture. Is it well-acted? No. Isn't the script stupid? And how. Is there any socially redeeming value? I couldn't find any. Isn't it xenophobic? Uh-huh. Doesn't it portray women as merely sex objects? Yep. Isn't it awfully crude? Yewbetcha. But what makes this film worth watching is quite simple: It's funny.

Granted, there's no greatness here. You will not see anyone as funny or talented as John Belushi, Bill Murray, Sean Penn, Cameron Diaz, Eugene Levy or Will Ferrell here. The only cast members with any real acting or comedic mettle are Matt Damon and Fred Armissen, who only make brief cameos. On the other hand, you won't see anyone as gut-wrenchingly awful as Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Tom Green, Seann William Scott, or Ashton Kutcher.

There's not much plot to speak of. A nice guy (Scott Mechlowicz) who has just graduated high school goes on a trip to Europe to find the girl of his dreams, a Berliner named Mieke (Jessica Boehrs) and takes along his three best friends: a lazy ne'er-do-well looking for kinky sex like in European erotica (Jason Pitts), a girl looking for romance like in European novels (Michelle Trachtenberg) & a nerd looking for museums like in European travel brochures (Travis Wester). Along the way they run into all the various European stereotypes: thuggish Brits, pretentious French, perverted Italians, desperately poor Eastern Europeans, etc.

Yet as crude and xenophobic as this movie can sometimes be, it is never anything but good-natured. I never got the sense that the filmmakers displayed any ill will towards the peoples they were lampooning. And I must say, for as much sex and nudity as there is in this movie (and there's a whole lot of it), the biggest laugh I got was a PG-rated battle of the robot mimes in Paris, which may be the only scene in the movie that can be shown un-edited on TV.

Although this may not be great art, or even great comedy, "Eurotrip" is a terribly crude, but awfully funny movie. 7 out of 10.
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Brilliantly funny view of Europe from the US
mjw23051 January 2007
EuroTrip takes a group of teenagers from the US on an unforgettable trip around Europe. After Scotty Thomas realises he has made a terrible mistake, he and his best friend set off to put things right and they run into some other friends in the process.

They visit Paris, Amsterdam, London and many more places which are all given a very amusing stereotypical makeover from an American viewpoint. With a strong cast, plenty of well written gags and an overall cheesy script - EuroTrip is definitely a winner.

If you enjoy this movie then also see RoadTrip, Old School and the American Pie series of films (certainly the first two anyway)

8/10 Great fun
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Really Funny
Eraser8111 May 2004
I just saw this at a second run theater and I found it to be very hilarious.

Funniest movie since Road Trip in my opinion.

Scotty's girl dumps him on graduation day, so he decides to find his internet friend in Europe, only to be taken for one heck of a ride. Along for the ride with Scotty are his friend Cooper (who looks and sounds like David Spade) and twins Jenny and Jamie.

The characters are likable, which really helps in this kind of movie.

Some surprise cameos also pop up.

I'll be adding adding this to my DVD collection for sure.

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"Eurotrip"- 9/10. Ridiculously hilarious!
movies2u22 February 2004
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This movie is absolutely hilarious. 'Eurotrip' is not afraid to show anything- and I mean ANYTHING. The movie is about Scotty Thomas, who has just graduated out of high school, and his girlfriend, Fiona, dumps him for a rocker played by Matt Damon. Then, he emails a really mean letter to his penpal in Berlin, Germany, after thinking that the guy wants to meet up with him- until his little brother points out to him that is penpal is actually a stunning gorgeous girl. So, Scotty and Cooper set out to Europe, and meet up with Jamie, and Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg), two twins who are spending the summer in Europe, and they all set out to find Scotty's dream girl, and they go through some pretty hilarious situations.

This movie will have Nickelodeon's jaws dropped when they see their former television star, Michelle Trachtenberg, do the things she does in this movie. She's really grown up. She is the biggest name in this movie, along side the cameo by Matt Damon, but the rest of the cast were pretty good actors.

This movie had some raunchy situations. We see Jenny and Jamie, the two twins accidentily kiss each other, and some other things I probably shouldn't mention, that are twenty times worse than that, but if you're curious, go see the movie. The story to this movie is pretty ridiculous, but you can't hate the movie for all of the good laughs it serves. 'Eurotrip' will give you some good laughs and fun, and doesn't leave an empty spot anywhere. This would probably be really fun to go see with a big group of friends, you will be constantly laughing together. 9/10.
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No "Road Trip," but no "Eurotrash" either.
Victor Field3 July 2004
"Eurotrip" isn't really in the same league as the crass but hilarious "Road Trip" (also from DreamWorks Pictures and the Montecito Picture Company), though it shares the same mindset and basic premise of a guy trekking with his friends to sort out a misunderstanding with a lady. Unlike that movie, however, it doesn't have enough momentum to sustain itself all the way; it goes in stops and starts, with moments of real hilarity (like the robot mime duel in France set to "Two Tribes") between bits of the filmic equivalent of dead air.

The movie also has the strikes against it of coming from the writers of the excruciating "The Cat in the Hat," and of having a lead whose name keeps slipping my mind (and in fact the only one of the four principals who is immediately memorable is Michelle Trachtenberg). But this time Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer have a milieu that can take the crudity, and they're to be thanked for not having too many body function jokes (in a choice between flatulence gags and topless blondes with big breasts, the latter gets my vote every time). The heroes's journey through Europe brings up every single stereotype - football hooligans in England, sexually-uninhibited Dutch (shout-out to Lucy Lawless as a dominatrix in Amsterdam), way-behind-the-times Eastern Europeans ("'Miami Vice' number one show!"), sexually predatory Italians ("Mi scusi...") - but they paint the US characters in such similar broad strokes ("Europe's the size of Westwood Mall") that most people won't take offence. And that's quite an accomplishment for a movie which has a little German boy playing at being Adolf Hitler...

It's occasionally even stupider than it has to be, and the big climax in the Vatican (don't ask) could have been better handled, but the supporting cast and the cameos make up for the bland leading man, and it has enough laughs and enough fetching ladies (especially Molly Schade as the girl in the Jacuzzi at the party ["Is it off now?" "Keep rubbing it"] and Jessica Boehrs as the German penfriend who kicks off the plot) to make it a pleasant enough time-passer... although Joanna Lumley's cameo during the outtakes in the credits is an understandable omission from the main body of the film.

Two points to finish off: Jones tells a Vatican employee that he hates the Swiss, a surprisingly prescient remark from an English football fan (United International Pictures released "Eurotrip" in the UK around the time England were knocked out of the European Championships, for which a lot of people blamed the referee... who was Swiss); and Michelle Trachtenberg is not only getting more attractive as she gets older but can also - metaphorically and literally - look down on Sarah Michelle Gellar. Face it, she wasn't the one in "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed."
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By my view too primitive movie (on American taste even)
vvpg23 February 2005
Cliché, stereotypes, offensive humor, failed tries on parody, simple disgusting... Kind of strange humor when parodying European towns and people, especially Bratislava? Perhaps "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas brings a "true picture" of the New York city, but it's much better in drift and action then this disposable piece...

Very poor action, the jokes are often over the top, shows Europe as a land of sex, lascivious and larcenous indulgence. They say, the most worth watching might be nude beach exposed scenes, and other parts cut from original copy, could be found in DVD extra section...
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This is cheesy, cliché and predictable teen-comedy at its best.
Flagrant-Baronessa11 July 2006
Every now and then comes a teen-comedy in which the plot and plot twists are so predictable that they drag the whole movie down. This is not one of those, because while Eurotrip is certainly cliché, it is simultaneously hilarious and well worth the watch. The film has some very cheesy moments and within the first ten minutes you will probably be able to guess who ends up with whom in the end and which character goes through the biggest development.

However, none of this matters because sometimes comes a joke in Eurotrip that is just so funny it takes your breath away. This is stuff like a creepy Italian man on the train with the American teens as they travel through Europe, and all of his lewd passes as the train enters a tunnel. Or, the fact that two of the Americans--the two twins--get so wasted that they make out with each other. Or Vinnie Jones as a Mancunian football hooligan. And lastly, we have a Matt Damon who shaved his head to sing in a band specifically for this film. If stuff like that doesn't promise an awesome movie, nothing does. 7/10
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Better than you think it will be
tekkodbz23 April 2008
This movie is really hilarious! Trust me, when I heard about this movie I was 100% positive that I was going to hate it. I didn't like Road Trip so I really didn't want to watch this. My friend lent me the movie saying it was really funny, but I didn't watch it. It wasn't until my wife watched it one day when she was bored and told me that I had to watch it! I tell you, this movie is hilarious! That's all really I can say. Most of the jokes are immature, but you'll find yourself laughing in spite of it. Trust me, this movie is great and I comepletly recommend it, though I never thought I would! Much better than you expect!
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I can't remember having seen a worse movie
talyra14 August 2005
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Who in his right mind is going to laugh at this film? It's not about Europe, it's about Americans' prejudices about a continent they apparently know nothing about - at least the filmmakers didn't seem to be able to make a serious (or rather - as might have been their intention - funny) film about stereotypes. It could be done differently. This movie just shows that there are people who are not able to leave puberty behind. Well, if you think, England's inhabited by skinhead-hooligans only, in France everyone's just waiting for some retarded, immature American schoolboys to teach them to laugh, if you further believe every Italian is a gay mafioso, there's still something like the Hitler Youth in Germany and literally every European girl is fired up about the idea of f***ing American idiots like the above mentioned - just enjoy the film! You will learn nothing about Europe at all, but you might learn about your sexist, racist sense of humour.
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Who on Earth is giving this film good reviews?
fulani11 May 2005
Seriously - THE worst film I have ever seen. And I've seen Gigli. And Jaws 3D. Hell, Space Camp is one of my favourite films, but this?!? NONE of the jokes are funny, it's racist, xenophobic and stereotypical. It's poorly shot, casted, directed and produced. Not even slightly believable, and just plain NOT funny.

Notice how everyone who likes this film is American? That's because this film totally conforms to outdated American stereotypes of what Europe is like. I doubt the script writers have ever been outside the mainland US.

There are plot holes and location errors all over the place, perhaps if any of the lines or characters were vaguely humorous you could ignore this. But they're not. Nothing is funny about this film. Not even how bad it is. Send it to the bottom 100!
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A Funny but Forgettable Teen Flick
christian12316 April 2005
EuroTrip is a decent comedy that should satisfy most teens but little of everyone else. After a misunderstanding between Scotty {Scott Mechlowicz} and his German Email pen pal, he learns that she is a hot girl only after she breaks off contact with him. With three of his best friends, Scotty treks across Europe trying to find her, while meeting a lot of strange characters and getting into embarrassing situations that will do little to help American foreign relations. The plot is nothing new as this is just another raunchy teen flick. Its not out to win awards just to make a few fans and earn some money. The cast is mostly made up of unknowns. The most notable name is probably Michelle Trachtenberg and she does a good job in the film. Jacob Pitts is the funniest person in the film and he looks like a young David Spade. Scott Mechlowicz plays Scotty and I really didn't find him very funny. There's also a couple of cameos from Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk and Vinnie Jones. While Eurotrip has its share of funny moments there's also a lot of scenes that are sure to offend people. This is just a silly movie and not one to be taken seriously. One example is a German kid pretending to be Hitler, not only is that scene not funny but its also bound to upset some people. Jeff Schaffer does a good job of directing and he makes up for writing the horrible Cat in the Hat. The places they visit include Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and a couple of other places. It would have been better if they had filmed in all these locations instead of just Prague. I'm guessing they didn't because they wanted to save money. Like most teen flicks this one isn't very memorable. With a run time of only 90 minutes, this film is definitely bearable if your a teen at least. In the end, if you think your going to like this film then you probably will. If you think your going to hate this film then you probably will. Rating 6/10 a pretty good comedy that's for teens only.
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It is terrible
fikas207 May 2005
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This movie is a disaster. As an Italian, I think it sucks. The first 20 minutes were the best, other than this, it is a crap!! I don't know what those silly Americans want??!! They think they are the best and any other people are nothing but scums!! Anyway , I think it is desperate measures from people with no civilization! They were making fun from every country they visited, with stupid stereotypes. British = Hooligans & Rude Boys, France = Nude Beaches & hunger for sex, Netherland = Sex, fetish & drugs, Germany = Hitler & Nazi,East Europe = Extrem poverty and finally Italy = Gays & Nuts. What irritated me at lot was the sex scene that took place in the confessional. For God sake, this is too much!!! How do consider yourselves the best people on the planet while you were disgracing a such sacred place??!! How dare you shooting a such filthy scene in the House of God??!!! Believe me , i have never scene a scene like this even in the most pornographic movies. None had made it before!!!
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Not worth the film it took to shoot
drhawn27 February 2004
To call this "Sophmoric" would be to over-rate it. This film attempted to rise to the level of Animal House, Caddyshack, or American Pie. It failed. By the end of the movie, I was angry, not amused. I was angry because I had just spent money that would have been better used as kindling for a fire.

The film is a dis-jointed flop across Europe. The jokes are contrived, the nudity is obviously intended to keep the attention of the guys. The shock comedy is offensive, but not funny. The sex scene in the Vatican was the last load in a very large pile of crap.

Save yourself and your money. For a more enjoyable time, have a root canal. For a better use of your money, shred it or burn it. Better yet, send it to me, C/O the Red Cross.
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European vacation
Prismark1011 September 2015
Eurotrip is a free wheeling loose comedy with shades of American Pie and Road Trip to keep horny teenagers happy.

Scott (Scott Mechlowitz) is dumped by his girlfriend on his graduation day who has been cheating on him with a singer in rock band (cameo by Matt Damon). Scott has been in online contact with a German girl named Mieke but he believes is a guy called Mike and dumps her.

After he sees her photo he decides to pay her a visit in Berlin. He takes his friend Cooper (Jacob Pitts) and is later joined by twins Jamie (Travis Wester) and Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg). Of course they never get to Berlin first, in order to save costs and mistakenly thinking Europe is small they start their trip in London, going to Paris, Amsterdam and Bratislava before ending up in Berlin.

As they travel to Europe they meet football hooligans, end up in a brothel, go to a nude beach, end up taking dodgy brownies in an Amsterdam café and meet some strange people especially a weirdo on a train.

It is crude humour with plenty of strong language with male and female nudity. It also has charm and fun by the cartload with few star cameos such as Lucy Lawless, Joanna Lumley and Matt Damon popping up.
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One Of The Most Underrated Comedies!!
Halorz8 March 2014
Seriously the first time I saw this, I didn't have great expectations. Just thought it was going to be another run of the mill teen flicks with forced humor and a terrible plot...but I was so wrong!

Eurotrip is plain wild and enjoyable! Perfect film to watch with your friends before you hit the town! The characters are all interesting and different so it is easy to relate to at least one of them. The antics the gang get up along their journey will have you in stitches! It gives you a nice insight into Europe from an American standpoint...which I actually enjoyed, being Irish and all. Timeless little gem of a comedy!

Good acting, good humor, great comedy!! So grab your friends, grab few drinks and sit back and relax for a great movie!
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The sheer silliness of it just about makes up for how dumb, simple and occasionally offensive it is
bob the moo28 October 2007
Dumped by his girlfriend and humiliated by her very public cheating, Scott gets drunk and overreacts to a small bit of email friendliness from his male German penpal. The next day he is hung over and smells slightly of p1ss and vomit whenever his younger brother informs him that in Germany, Mieke is not "Mike" but a woman – so that amazingly hot girl in the photo he has was Mieke, not the guy standing next to her. Determined not to be predictable and miss out again, Scott joins friends Cooper, Jenny and Jamie on a trip across Europe to try and get to Berlin and, by extension, into Mieke.

I didn't expect anything from this film and maybe that helped because from the start the basic silliness of the comedy got me in the mood for this nonsense. It never gets better than the Matt Damon cameo singing the wonderful "Scotty Doesn't Know" while we watch Scott's acceptance of the humiliation dealt out to him, but it does mostly have good sport with a load of clichés and national stereotypes. Some of it is surprisingly funny and good natured and it is silly enough to engage and amuse without leaving a bad taste in the mouth. A good example of this is the English football hooligans – OK it is a bit offensive but the fact that it lacks any form of malice or intent makes it easier to enjoy. Of course you do need to be in an undemanding mood because it is not ever that funny and of course at times the crude simplicity does rather blunder across the screen.

The German child pretending to be Hitler is a particular low and shows that it is walking a very fine (and very crude line for most of the time) and there are a couple of other scenes that are almost as misjudged. I did laugh at the group living like kings on a US$1 in Eastern Europe, but also find it funny in other ways since the UK is currently enjoying $2 for every £1. This is the level of humour we are at with this and it is worth noting because if you are looking for even a smidgen more than the basics then you'll be let down. The cast reinforce this message by doing the minimum required for the target audience. Mechlowicz is a typical bland lead and can do nothing with the rubbish narrative given him to deliver, he is OK as far as the material goes but nothing more than that. Of course compared to Pitts, I would happily take him as my lover; no, I'm not gay, but that's how annoying I found the smug Pitts – smirking his way from behind his stupid floppy hairdo. Wester is solid in his character while Trachtenberg is stunning and makes great use of double-sided tape in the nightclub scene; she is only about twenty years old so it isn't hard for her to be hot and cover her limits in other areas. The supporting cast features a wealth of talent, most of whom are amusing but not up to their potential. Sterling, Tambor, Lumley, Jones, Bader, Serbedzija and of course Damon are all OK, but I'm pretty sure all of them (including the fine Patrick Malahide) are in it for the work and the money more than being part of a great project.

Silly, simple and stupid, while also walking a fine line between humorous stereotype and offensive caricature – a line that it does stumble across several times. If you are in the mood though it does have enough silly charm to make it slightly enjoyable; if you want more than the basics though, trust me you will tire of the nudity, sexual humour and stereotyping long before it ends.
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Just fun, and Tratchenberg is all worth it
Craig_Hillhouse8 October 2006
Warning: Spoilers
A bit of mindless fun that's definitely worth watching for some fun. Fortunately unlike a lot of other movies like this, the humour flirts with getting childish, without actually getting there for the most part, which seems to give it just enough mix for both the younger audience it's aimed at and adults alike if you're in the mood to just sit back and switch off for a few hours.

And... Michelle Tratchenberg makes the movie a lot more worth watching than the final girl the main guy is chasing after. Throw Vinnie Jones into the mix, and this movie is just a bit of teasing style fun! Only time the movie hits that really childish point is **Small Spoiler warning** a ridiculous entry from Vinnie Jones at an improbable time to enforce the unenforceable, and it's disappointing to have seen that bring it down a little - that's where I took the 1 point off.

There's a lot deeper movies out there, but Tratchenberg, Jones and Matt Damon in a mindless comedy that doesn't get too childish - can't beat this formula, can you? Scotty doesn't know...
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Better than you might think...
Ferdinand200029 February 2004
This movie looks as stupid as they come in the trailers. In many ways it is, but it beat my low expectations for its quality. On the downside the cliches are sometimes a bit much (the hooligans, eastern european slums, amsterdam's cafes) but they are generally light hearted and amusing enough that they are forgiven.

On the plus side the 4 American heroes have more humanity and are less stereotyped than you would expect. One of them actually has a vague knowledge of German, and they don't have too many preconceived notions about Europe, except to think that Europeans are all sex crazed, and since this is a teen sex romp, what can you expect.

The jokes are less gross and more original than I had expected, though this is obviously no family flick. There is much more nudity in this movie than in most popular American films.

Basically it is fun, and not as dumb as similar teen films. Quite similar to American Pie, though not as gross, and not quite as funny.
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