Published on June 19th, 2008 | by simeon0
From the twisted minds that brought audiences “Old School” and “Road Trip” comes the ribald romp “Eurotrip” that sends a quartet of young Americans overseas in search of love, sex, and good times.
For Scott (Scott Thomas), graduation has been a disaster as he gets devastating news and becomes the unflattering subject of a soon to be international hit single. His best friend Cooper (Jacob Pitts), attempts to console him but things get worse when Scott rudely responds to an e-mail from his European pen pal only to realize that the person he has been writing, Mike, is in fact a lovely young lady. Cooper and Scott had long thought that the pen pal was a male and took the offer of a visit as a come on thus prompting the rude response.
Since his pen pal has blocked his e-mail and has an unlisted phone number, Cooper and Scott rush off to Europe as package couriers to meet Mike. The duo first arrives in London and end up with a group of rowdy Soccer hooligans who are on their way to Paris to watch a match.
While in Paris, Scott and Cooper meet up with two of their friends Jamie (Travis Wester), and his twin sister Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg), who are also visiting Europe and decide to accompany Scott and Cooper.
Naturally things do not always go as planned as the group ends up in some very funny and outrageous situations ranging from nude beaches, encounters with a French mime, the Red Light District of Amsterdam and an overly amorous Italian train passenger (Fred Armisen) that will leave you laughing out loud.
While the film does not have much in the way of plot and acting, the laughs come at a steady pace and more than one person at my screener mentioned that it was much funnier and better than they thought it would be as we were exiting the theater.
I myself could not remember a film that had made me laugh as much as this one did, as while the jokes are very over the top and crude they are often well timed and very easy to laugh at. Yes some people will be offended at the image of a person being given the special treatment at an Amsterdam Brothel and the results of two twins having far too much alcohol but this film was not made for them. If you like a good laugh and do not mind this type of humor, then prepare to laugh long and hard, as “Eurotrip” is a trip well worth taking.