Monday, September 19, 2016

Movie review: Road Trip

After cheating on his girlfriend and video taping the infidelity things can't seem to get much worse for Josh. Until one of his friends accidentally mails the tape to her. Setting out on a road-trip to intercept the tape, things can only get better for Josh now!

Breckin Meyer (Josh), Seann Scott (E.L.), Amy Smart (Beth), Paulo Costanzo (Rubin), DJ Qualls (Kyle), Tom Green (Barry), Rachel Blanchard (Tiffany), Anthony Rapp (Jacob), Fred Ward (Earl), Andy Dick (Motel Clerk).

Road Trip begins with some good character introductions and plot setup before things really begin rolling. When the plot shows up the film completes morphing into a crotch humor comedy as the four friends finally hit the road. The rest is a fairly easily anticipated adventure of bad choices, worse choices, accidents and general mayhem. With a slight twist the film finishes well.

Acting was okay with Meyer delivering his usual for the time. Scott was in-type here and as always, fit the role nicely, though he seemed a bit subdued in this one. Smart, Costanzo, and Qualls all did well. Green was absolutely hysterical, with Ward and Dick right behind.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were good with nice use of natural scenery. Mild action scenes and a nice explosion were enjoyable. Dialogue was campy, corny, and almost romantic at times. Sound and soundtrack were fitting and fun.

Overall Road Trip is a fun little Late Night Comedy that delivers a few laughs without requiring a lot of attention or taking itself more seriously than it should. Teens and genre fans should enjoy this one.

With nudity including in a sexual context, sexuality, crude humor, drug use, and adult situations, save this for older teens and above.

Released: 2000
Reviewed: 9.7.16
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Late Night Comedy, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Adventure, Comedy Adventure

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