Eurotrip

  • Review Date: May 31, 2004
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2004

Common Sense Media says

Stupid and offensive. Beware.
  • Review Date: May 31, 2004
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2004

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

You wouldn't want your kids acting like any of these characters. Offensive stereotypes, homophobic humor, crude jokes.

Violence

Comic violence.

Sex

Full male and female nudity, sexual references and situations, including "comic" incest and bondage.

Language

Extremely strong language.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking by teenagers, drug references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has every possible kind of material that parents might find inappropriate. It has full frontal male and female nudity, sexual references and situations including "comic" incestuous behavior, oral sex, prostitution, homosexuality, and bondage/sadism/masochism, very strong language including use of four-letter words by children, drinking and drug references, and comic violence that includes getting kicked in the crotch. A character repeatedly lies about being at work and continues to collect his paycheck. It is supposed to be funny when someone gets fired because of his failure to do the job. The movie also has many offensive jokes. A character lies about someone being developmentally disabled in order to sneak into the Vatican. A German child with a Hitler-style black smudge over his lip marches in a Nazi goose-step. The characters inadvertently signal that the Pope has died and one of them is mistaken for his replacement. Characters have sex in a church confessional.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

In EUROTRIP, four teens tour Europe. The quartet includes play-by-the-rules Scott (Scott Mechlowicz), the "I want crazy European sex" Cooper (Jacob Pitts), and twins "Let's go to the museum" Jamie (Travis Wester) and "one of the guys" Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg). Scott, accused by the girlfriend who dumps him of being predictable, predictably decides to be unpredictable and make an impulse trip to Germany to meet up with the pen pal he just realized was a girl and a bombshell at that. Cooper joins him, pretending via cell phone that he is still working at his job. On the way to Germany, they meet up with the twins and also with wild soccer hooligans, a Dutch dominatrix, an annoying robotic street mime, an Italian man who likes to grope guys and remove his pants in public, a truck driver high on drugs, a German child who goosestep marches like a Nazi, and a beach filled with many naked men. And the Pope.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Comedy is best when it is fearless -- when it takes on and takes after topics that are much too incendiary for drama. All it takes to make it work is to have some understanding of the issue it is addressing and a strong point of view. Unfortunately, Eurotrip has neither.

The main characters are so bland that they barely manage to register on the screen. And while it is understandable to try for humor that does not rely on any knowledge of history or culture, the jokes in the movie are so dependent on ignorance that watching it can by itself destroy brain cells. There are a couple of mildly cute moments when Scott robot-fights with a street mime and when Matt Damon, in a cameo as a multi-pierced rock musician, sings a song about having sex with Scott's girlfriend. But the rest is as dull as an offensive movie can be and as offensive as a dull movie can be.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of purposely "tasteless" comedy. Who is the audience for this sort of humor? Why is it funny? Who determines when comedy crosses a line or goes too far?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:February 19, 2004
DVD release date:May 31, 2004
Cast:Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg, Scott Mechlowicz
Director:Jeff Schaffer
Studio:DreamWorks
Genre:Comedy
Run time:92 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:sexuality, nudity, language and drug/alcohol content

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Parent of a 2 and 2 year old Written byXBrookieBabiX February 4, 2011
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

This movie is awesomely terrific! The humor is so effing hilarious and the jokes are funny if you get them. Parents might find thid this awkward to watch but Hey, I watched this with my parents and they had no problem with it whatsoever :)

Teen, 17 years old Written bywonderben287 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

not as bad as you would think

this is a movie for older teens. but with the average high school setting every single teen hears swear words and sees someone come to school drunk or stoned off their ass. for high school students and above. this movie is quite hilarious. in fact it is my favorite movie. it is so funny and contriversial enough to keep my attention. a good watch overall

Teen, 14 years old Written bylucas201 March 21, 2011
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

not good.

i thought this was gonna be good but i was wrong because it was VERY disturbing,i didnt even watch it a second time.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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