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Road Trip (2000)

Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.

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Storyline

Josh and Tiffany have been together since they were kids. ENTER Beth, a sexy blonde going to college with Josh. One night, Josh and Beth hook up and make a videotape the same day that Josh plans to mail a video to Tiffany of him talking about college life. The wrong tape gets sent, forcing Josh, along with a few pals, to go to Austin, where Tiffany is, and stop her from seeing the tape. Full of laughs, you'll be sure to enjoy Road Trip. Written by Zac Abrams

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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19 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,484,004 (USA) (19 May 2000)

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$68,525,609 (USA) (1 September 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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Originally, Moby's version of the James Bond theme was playing in the background when E.L. drove the car over the bridge. However, Director Todd Phillips later switched it to a 'generic' song, because the budget didn't allow him to use the Moby song. See more »

Goofs

When they load up Kyle's Taurus for the road trip, it has a West Virginia license plate. Later, the film shows Kyle's parents eating at a restaurant in "Upstate New York", which they've been going to "every day for twenty years". However, this statement is proven to be wrong/a joke, so the license plate is not necessarily inconsistent. See more »

Quotes

Rubin: What class is that again?
Rubin: Ancient philosophy.
Rubin: Well I can teach you ancient philosophy in 46 hours.
Josh: Really?
Rubin: Yeah, I can teach Japanese to a monkey in 46 hours. They key is just finding a way to relate to the material.
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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Written by Kid Rock (as Robert 'Kid Rock' Ritchie)
Performed by Kid Rock featuring Uncle Kracker
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A top film for anyone who is or ever has been a teenager.
15 October 2000 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

The basic plot of the film is fantastically simple. Josh and his girlfriend Tiffany have been together forever. To maintain a long distance relationship through college, Josh makes a video to send to her telling her how much he misses her.

Later on that evening he makes another video tape of himself and Beth, a fellow student at Ithaca, having sex. You guessed it, the wrong tape is mailed to Tiffany. Josh and his 3 buddies Rubin, E.L and Kyle set off to retrieve it.

For the first time in a long while, this film is entirely honest and not at all patronising. If you're sick of films condemning sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll then your time has come.

Though slightly disturbing in parts, this film was able to carry off what was a potential cliche. The almost apathetic mood was perfect. Whilst some films try to deal with indepth emotions about each decision made, 'Road trip' overlooks everything that we overlook. It's OK for someone to steal a bus from a blind chick or exploit a rich kid, because your objective is the only thing that matters.

The casting was slightly daring with a film debut for Paulo Costanzo and a first time lead for DJ Qualls but the characters were entirely believable and developed well throughout.

I think it's best not to read too much into this movie because it's essentially about having fun. Which is what it is.


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