For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – College Based Films. here’s a review of Road Trip (2000) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101.
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Next month’s genre has been chosen by me and we will be reviewing our favorite Oscar nominated/winning Films.
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Let’s see whatDarren thought of this movie:
Road Trip is Todd Phillips feature directorial debut where he will give us a raunchy college movie follow four college friends Josh (Breckin Meyer), E.L (Seann William Scott), Rubin (Paulo Costanzo) and Kyle (DJ Qualls) as they set out on a road trip across America to stop Josh’s girlfriend getting a sex tape he recorded with Beth (Amy Smart) from reaching his girlfriend Tiffany (Rachel Blanchard) in Austin Texas.
In an era when the sex comedy had been given new life thanks to the American Pie franchise shining in the sub-genre. Road Trip brings the bonding of a road trip between college friends to teach life lessons between unlikely friends, becoming closer and helping them discover more about what they would like to get out of their lives, which they had been struggling with during their time in college.
The film does have the ‘it’ sex comedy actor for the time in Seann William Scott, fresh from his scene stealing performance in American Pie, bringing another version of the loudest character in the film. Paulo Costanzo will bring a strong character that is always looking to the next big thing in life. Breckin Meyer does bring the normal character, the one whose mistake will lead to the adventure, even though he is never painted in the good guy figure because of his actions. DJ Quall will bring the character that needs to break out, which will get the most evolution through the film.
The one big thing with Road Trip is that it could never happen anymore with the mobile phones, internet or even sat navs. Literally nothing could happen in this new modern world and this is one movie you could only experience at the time, showing the chaos of the partying lifestyle within the college scene.
My Rating is 4/5