Road Trip Review

Apr 23, 2001 | 1:41pm EDT

This crude coming-of-age sex comedy is stocked with typical movie college students including a doe-eyed dude (Breckin Meyer) who accidentally ships off a video of a recent infidelity to his out-of-state girlfriend. The dude enlists the aid of his oddball college chums in the titular trek across the states to retrieve the incriminating cassette. Don't these kids ever study? This is a moronic film whose target audience ranges from Beavis to Butt-head. Here we find a home for all the fart and nerd jokes once thought banished to the '80s with Porky's and The Last American Virgin.

Though the roles are forgettable it's hard not to be a little charmed by this motley crew. As the narrator of the film Tom Green goes from being irritating to endearing. Meyer is sturdy enough in a role that would have gone to John Cusack in a bygone era.

Todd Phillips isn't afraid to dive into the depths with feeble attempts to shock (including a doobie-smoking grandpa and live-mouse-eating Green). Phillips is obviously just paying his dues by pandering to an adolescent audience and a studio hoping to make a buck from the raunchy teen trend.

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