Directed by Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg (uncredited) and David Mandel (uncredited)
Written by Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer
Starring Scott Mechlowicz (Scott), Jacob Pitts (Cooper), Michelle Trachtenberg (Jenny), Travis Wester (Jamie), Jessica Böhrs (Mieke), Nial Iskhakov (Bert), Kristin Kruek (Fiona), Vinnie Jones (Mad Maynard), Fred Armisen (Creepy Italian Guy), Lucy Lawless (Madame Vandersexxx), Jeffrey Tambor (Mr Thomas) and Matt Damon (Donny)
When Scott is dumped by his girlfriend Fiona on high school graduation day he heads for Germany in search of his email ‘pen-pal’ Mieke; with his best buddy Cooper tagging along. They take the cheapest flight they can get, landing them in London. From there, they have various outlandish adventures as they try to get to Berlin, joining up with their other friends from high school, twins Jenny and Jamie, along the way.
‘Eurotrip is a crude and puerile teen gross-out comedy that is obsessed with sex and portrays various European cultures in offensively stereotypical fashion. However, although it is not especially funny, it somehow manages to be a lot more likeable than it should be. I cannot think of anything else to say about it.
The film has a 46% rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes from 113 reviews. It had a production budget of $25 million and grossed a little under $20.8 million at the box office, although it undoubtedly would have been a more sure-fire commercial proposition on its subsequent DVD release.
Review posted 13 May 2009