Tuesday, December 28, 2010
That such crap can exist on paper in form of a script is a blot on the art of screenwriting. That someone finds such trash worthy of being made into a movie is just plain regrettable.
Eurotrip is a crass, puerile and an incredibly inane piece of cinema. Boy stumbles upon girl on the net, writes a rude e-mail, regrets, wants to make up, ends up going all the way to Europe (without knowing her address), makes out with her in a confession box and all's well in the end. The movie has such an idiotic script, it could make an infant's gibberish seem smarter. I normally avoid spoilers while writing reviews but I thought I should really save you all the trouble (or misfortune) should you ever even think of watching this.
Matt Damon in a 2 minute special appearance does more to redeem this movie than the other 86 minutes put together. There's also a star turn by Vinnie Jones playing a rogue English soccer fan that evokes a smile. (And at this point I am racking my brains to see if I could add anything here but that's it!)
There are times when you watching a movie and you sense there's something that could salvage a movie that's going the drain. In the case of a movie like Eurotrip, you just forget any healing thoughts to that effect.Writer-Director Jeff Schaffer directed the movie in 2004 and since then has nothing of note in his filmography. This movie explains why.