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Eurotrip

Year: 2004
Studio: Dreamworks SKG
Director: Jeff Schaffer
Producer: Alec Berg/David Mandel
Writer: Jeff Schaffer/Alec Berg/David Mandel
Cast: Michelle Trachtenberg, Matt Damon

As Kumar (Kal Penn) says in Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay when they're preparing to take off for their holiday to Europe 'This'll be just like Eurotrip only it won't suck'.

Bit harsh? Maybe – this film has its moments. Even Matt Damon was up for it, playing the uncredited role as the rocker Scott's girlfriend cheated on early. It also forms the basis for the funniest motif in the movie, where the song he sings about her behaviour (Scotty Doesn't Know) becomes a hit and shows up everywhere, even in the nightclub scene in a dance version. And say what you like, Michelle Trachtenberg is cute even if they Photoshopped more cleavage on her in the poster than she has in real life.

It was never going to be hard putting a group of horny teens together for a holiday to Europe. Give them all a stereotype to play to, drop them in the middle of a series of popular cultural themes about American kids on European trips, let a couple of lame gag writers cobble it all together and point a camera at it.

That's all you need to know about the plot, but plenty of the jokes actually make it worth watching if you know not to expect Nobel laureate-standard writing.

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