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Road Trip [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 
05/15/2012
Rated: 
MPAA: R
Star Rating: 
6 out of 10

A nostalgic trip through 90s awkwardness

Photo: DreamWorks | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
The Pitch: A group of college bros--Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Paulo Costanzo, DJ Qualls--go on a road trip from New York to Austin, TX to retrieve a sex tape mistakenly sent to Meyer’s long distance girlfriend.

Photo: DreamWorks | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
What It Really Is: The late-90s almost perfectly encapsulated. There are VCRs, payphones, a beautiful Amy Smart (she’s still pretty awesome) and Tom Green when people thought he was funny. Director Todd Phillips shows his comedic promise here--he went on to do Old School and The Hangover--and Stifler steals the show by perfecting the art of being a dick. Even though this film came out in 2000 it’s quite dated, but for those who grew up or when to college during that era it’s a nice trip down memory sewer.

Photo: DreamWorks | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Maxim.com Ready-Made Press Blurb: “You’ll be trippin’ out on laughter from all these crazy hijinx!” --Maxim.com

Does Blu-ray Make a Difference? Not really. The quality is rough at times and the extras are weak, making it seem like they just tossed this on Blu-ray as a Best Buy exclusive. Maybe the guy doing the transfer found Tom Greene’s antics just as annoying as every other human on the planet and just gave up halfway through.

Photo: DreamWorks | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Special Features:  Theatrical and unrated version (has about an additional minute of footage), “Ever Been on a Road Trip?” featurette, deleted scenes, Eels “Mr. E's Beautiful Blues” music video, teaser trailer, 2 international trailers

Who’s It For: Dudes, bros, bro-dudes with a Best Buy gift card, the 12 people who still find Tom Green amusing

Photo: DreamWorks | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Studio: DreamWorks Video

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