A top film for anyone who is or ever has been a teenager. (by gimbert66)
The basic plot of the film is fantastically simple. Josh and his girlfriend Tiffany have been together forever. To maintain a long distance relationship through college, Josh makes a video to send to her telling her how much he misses her.Later on that evening he makes another video tape of himself and Beth, a fellow student at Ithaca, having sex. You guessed it, the wrong tape is mailed to Tiffany. Josh and his 3 buddies Rubin, E.L and Kyle set off to retrieve it.For the first time in a long while, this film is entirely honest and not at all patronising. If you're sick of films <more>
condemning sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll then your time has come.Though slightly disturbing in parts, this film was able to carry off what was a potential cliche. The almost apathetic mood was perfect. Whilst some films try to deal with indepth emotions about each decision made, 'Road trip' overlooks everything that we overlook. It's OK for someone to steal a bus from a blind chick or exploit a rich kid, because your objective is the only thing that matters.The casting was slightly daring with a film debut for Paulo Costanzo and a first time lead for DJ Qualls but the characters were entirely believable and developed well throughout.I think it's best not to read too much into this movie because it's essentially about having fun. Which is what it is.
This movie makes me want to take a road trip! (by daria101)
If only real college life could be this fun. I totally think that it is a lot like American Pie because of the humor style and the fact that it has Seann William Scott in it. But I definately wish they would come out with a sequal to this movie. I own this movie and actually watch it like once a week. I even bought the sound track. Also, I thought it was cool that the group of Road Trippers ventured off into the deep south and visited a black college campus. That was probably one of the funniest scenes in it. The guys may not look like Justin Timberlake but by the end of the movie women will <more>
Road Trip is a feel-good college comedy that is both hilarious and heartfelt. The humour keeps the movie interesting and the heart keeps it from being stupid. Well, there are some stupid moments, but none of which diminish the overall result. The stupidity mainly comes from Tom Green, but who doesn't like pre-Freddy Got Fingered Tom Green?The movie starts out with Tom Green as an eighth year college student at Ithaca University giving a tour to potential students, trying to sell them the idea of attending the school. He is not doing a good job, until he tells a story of what happened the <more>
year before. This is the main part of the film:Josh Parker Breckin Meyer and Tiffany Henderson have been best friends forever and have been boyfriend and girlfriend since they started liking the opposite sex. Josh goes to school at Ithaca and Tiffany goes to school in Austin, Texas. They try to make their long-distance relationship work, with Josh even going so far as to mail her weekly video tapes like Skype . But Josh is tempted to get with fellow-student, Beth Amy Smart , especially since he is somewhat of a rival for her with TA Jacob Anthony Rapp . After a party, Josh gives in and sleeps with Beth, recording it on tape. His roommate, Rubin Paulo Costanzo accidentally mails the sex tape to Tiffany. This beginning of the film is hilarious, even the scene when they find out the wrong tape was mailed. So Josh, Rubin, Josh's best friend E.L. Seann William Scott persuade their geeky neighbour, Kyle DJ Qualls to take his car and retrieve the tape. The adventure portion is classic road material. They crash a party at a black fraternity, donate sperm, crash Kyle's car, among other things. Meanwhile, Tom Green awaits Rubin's snake eating a mouse and tells Beth that Tiffany is in Boston.Aside from the situations being hilarious, the characters need to be awesome too. Josh is Meyer's usual geek that he always makes work. E.L. is exactly like Stifler from American Pie. I don't mind, Stifler's awesome, E.L. could be his cousin! Rubin is a cool dude and really smart. He is awesome with physics and helps Josh pass his Ancient philosophy exam. Kyle is an ugly wimp who learns to stand up for himself. Tom Green's character's name is Barry Manilow. His obsession with seeing the snake eat the mouse is priceless. The film ends well and funnily too.You can't really say that this movie achieves the status of excellence or anything. This is about enjoying college life. It is just a simple film to make people laugh, without insulting their intelligence.3.5/4
ROAD TRIP stars Breckin Meyer as Josh Parker, a college student who accidently has a tape of him cheating on his girlfriend mailed to her. What to do? Go on a road trip with his buddies [Seann William Scott, Paulo Costanzo, DJ Qualls] to get to the tape before it gets to her. On the way, they get into some hysterical situations and give great comedic performances. There are a lot of road movies, but this is the very best one.
Road Trip (by dee.reid)
Road Trip is about a kid named Josh Breckin Meyer who has been in love with Tiffany Rachel Blanchard since he was a kid. Then when they went off to college, the two faced their first major challenge, maintaining a long-distance relationship. Lately she hasn't returned any of his letters, fearing she may have dumped him, or is cheating on him, he sleeps with Beth Amy Smart all the while video taping there encounter. The next day, Josh discovers that one his roommates mistakenly mailed the sex tape to Tiffany. So he takes off on a 3 day road trip with three other guys from his dorm. His <more>
pals are the usual college buds: E.L. Seann William Scott , a rule-breaking sex freak, Rubin Paul Costanzo , a pot-smoking genius, and Kyle DJ Qualls , the innocent nerd who the other guys make fun of. Tom Green also has a small role in this movie as Barry Manilow no kidding, that's his real name! who is obsessed with feeding a rat to Rubin's snake.Road Trip also contains a lot of sexual humor and a lot of female nudity. I mean three women get down and dirty in this movie and that's just in the first 30 minutes and there is also a scene inside of a women's locker room where they expose everything.Road Trip gets a 9/10.
I think Road trip is one of the finniest movies i have seen in a long time - whenever i feel bored or down, i watch Road Trip and the comedy brings me to life. Also, one of the funniest actors Seann William Scott is in it, and his humour and the script are a good combination.I am a fan of the directors movies apart from Road trip Todd Phillips has directed Old School, another comedy gem of a movie Keep up the good work dude!!In my opinion this movie, along with the American Pie trilogy has boosted the 'Teen Comedy' movie genre, and it is now a popular kind of movie people want to <more>
see. Road trip deserves credit where it is due.Overall a great comedy movie!!
Unforgettably crude and unforgettably funny! You will not stop laughing! (by mattymatt4ever)
How can I explain this movie? IT'S HILARIOUS!! Though you know the plot is no more than a setup for one wacky situation after another, it works and it works great. This comedy pushes the envelope in every aspect, and smiles proudly. Tom Green, who gets a pretty small role, is the scene-stealer. Fans of him will be very impressed. One moment that had me almost on the floor was the French toast scene with SNL regular Horatio Sanz. I don't want to give away any of the comedy, because that would be a sin. Just take my word: You will love this movie! You will not stop laughing! This is one <more>
Similar in style to American Pie, and ultimately stemmed from the likes of Porkys and Animal house, this movie was right up my street.Josh Parker is separated from his childhood sweetheart by a difference of collage and of course 1800 Miles, until he videos himself having sex with someone else and accidentally sends it to her.The road trip then begins, and its a journey of disaster, discovery and above all laughs, as Josh tries to get to his sweetheart before the tape does.A really funny film, with the right ingredients.8/10 Also check out, American Pie, Old School and if you fancy something <more>
A throw back to the 80's comedy that was actually funny (by baumer)
You have to thank Something About Mary and American Pie for doing what they did. These are two movies that came along and were bold enough to try something different. Those films included raunchy jokes, crude humour, nudity and they had the audacity to poke fun at everyone, call them the Quentin Tarantino of comedies. Before American Pie, you had some ALMOST good films with Can't Hardly Wait and 10 Things I Hate About You. They were good but not quite good enough to be mentioned in the same breath as Animal House and Porky's and such. Then American Pie comes along and shows everyone <more>
that it is okay to have boobs again and to use the f-word liberally with lines like " Sherman, what the f*** are you doing here?" and " Oz, F***face, I don't think he's coming back!" This was a film that didn't try to imitate closely the way teens and young adults talk, it DID imitate the way teens and young adults talk. Road Trip continues that trend. Hollywood has to realize when it gives the green light to scripts that we are not as stupid as they think we are, in most cases. And what I mean by that is simply, sure, it can make money off almost any excuse for a teen film like Drive Me Crazy and Here On Earth and such, but if you want to hit the jackpot, if you want young people to feel the need to see the film more than once and recommend it to their friends, you have to have a smart ear, likable characters to laugh at and more than just a simple boy meets girl story. Road Trip is that movie!When I went into the film, I was shocked but pleasantly so, to see Ivan Reitman and Dan Goldberg's name attached to the film as executive producers. These are guys that have brought us films like Animal House, Ghostbusters, Meatballs, Stripes and even something like Kindergarten Cop. These are all funny films with a great ear for dialogue. So it immediately starts off on the right foot.The next thing it did right is the casting of Tom Greene and Sean William Scott. Greene is quite sick and twisted by nature and Sean William Scott stole every scene in American Pie. So to include them in your cast as the raunchiest guys of the bunch is great casting. The next thing the film does right is it goes back to the roots of campus comedy and it has plenty of nudity. Yes, sure this may sound sexist and primitive but it also sells tickets. And they can actually make a case for having it because the story is being told by Greene's character so, as he puts it, " it is my story, there can be lots of nudity if I want there to be. "Road Trip has plenty of beautiful women, crude jokes, a nerd that discovers who he is, annebriation, drugs, mean sprited jokes and a script that is more convoluted and conventionally funny than any film save American Pie. Nothing is sacred here. That includes the blind, obesity, women, animals and of course nerds. This is a fun film and although I am sure that it is garnered more towards males, if you can go in with an open mind anyone can enjoy it. I will bet that this film will go on to gross about 70 or 80 million dollars and I hope that more films are made in this kind of tradition. We need more films inspired by Animal House. We need more characters that are take-offs of John Belushi and Tom Greene. Maybe Ivan Reitman will have another script like this one on his shelf somewhere and he is ready to dust that one off as well. Maybe. All I know is that this film is fresh and it is worth your time.And of course, most importantly, it is one hell of a funny movie!8.5 out of 10