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EuroTrip (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  20 February 2004 (USA)
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Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Meils ...
Nial Iskhakov ...
J. Adams ...
Guitars - Lustra, Donny's Band
Christopher Baird ...
Vocals - Lustra, Donny's Band
Nicholas J.M. Cloutman ...
Bass - Lustra, Donny's Band
Bruce Fulford ...
Drums - Lustra, Donny's Band
Jakki Degg ...
Lenka Vomocilova ...


Ohio high school student Scott Thomas is a good student and nice guy - albeit a little predictable - who is about to graduate and go into pre-med. He is unceremoniously dumped by his whorish girlfriend Fiona on graduation day. Among the people he turns to in his hour of despair is his German pen pal, Mike. Scott and Mike seem to have a special connection. After Mike makes advances to Scott now that he and Fiona are not seeing each other, Scott abruptly sends Mike a message saying he never wants to hear from him again. However, Scott learns shorty thereafter that Mike is actually a beautiful girl named Mieke. By this time, Mieke has blocked his messages. Thinking that Mieke is actually who he was meant to be with, Scott, impulsively for a change, decides to go to Berlin to be with her. Along for the ride is Scott's best friend, the girl crazy Cooper Harris. They manage only to get a flight into London, and thus have to make their way from London to Berlin. Along the way in Paris, they ... Written by Huggo

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No actual Europeans were harmed in the making of this film.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and drug/alcohol content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fistful of Euros  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,711,384 (USA) (20 February 2004)


£454,451 (UK) (9 July 2004)

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Did You Know?


As can be seen in the e-mail scene, Mieke's last name is Schmidt. See more »


When the Pope's hat catches fire, the burnt spot keeps appearing and disappearing between shots. See more »


[first lines]
P.A. announcer: Congratulations. Hudson High class of 2004!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are an animated tongue-in-cheek parody of a boarding pass and safety instructions card of fictional European Airlines. See more »


Referenced in The Ring Two (2005) See more »


Contains a sample of "Let Me Clear My Throat" (Samples "Hollywood Swinging" & "900#")
Written by Robert Howes, Zak Avery, John Bowman, Francis Zambon, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell),
Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens),
, Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) & Richard Westfield
Performed by Overseer
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Sample of "Let Me Clear My Throat"
Performed by DJ Kool
Courtesy of American Recordings, L.L.C. & The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Much much funnier than you would ever expect
22 February 2004 | by (Cleveland) – See all my reviews

I know, I know, the trailer looks supremely dumb, so why go see this movie? Certainly not because it was from the people who gave us such gems as Road Trip or Old School, that's for sure, and it's not like I even recognized anyone in the cast (other than Michelle Trachtenberg, best known as Buffy's little sister Dawn). I guess I went because I found the trailer mildly amusing and I still had $9 on an AMC gift card that I had been given for Christmas. I've seen movies with less provocation, I suppose.

Eurotrip follows the adventures of four teens, Scott (Scott Mechlowitz), Cooper (Jacob Pitts), and twins Jamie (Travis Wester) and Jenny (Trachtenberg) as they backpack around Europe between high school graduation and beginning college. There's sort of a plot driving the film as Scott wants to meet up with his e-mail pen pal Mieke (Jessica Boehrs), whom he thought was male but finds out is actually a very attractive female. But really the movie is an excuse to have fun with typical American Euro-stereotypes.

Naturally the four fresh-faced kids get into all sorts of hijinks as they make their way through London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, and so on. And the foursome are your basic group: Scott is the well-meaning lead, Cooper the sarcastic wise-ass, Jamie the uptight planner and Jenny - well, my first indication that this wouldn't be a typical dumb teen comedy was when the other three guys all treat Jenny as one of the guys, and of course she's uber-cute Trachtenberg. They repeatedly refuse to think of her as a girl despite the filmmakers really showing off Trachtenberg's budding assets, which continues to play as funny through most of the film.

It may sound hard to believe, but I don't think I have ever laughed as hard or as long at another film as I did at this one. Maybe it's because my expectations were pretty low, but this was a hysterically funny film. From the opening moments where Scott is dumped by slutty girlfriend Fiona (Smallville's Kristin Kreuk, in a terrific cameo) to the very end of the film, I pretty much laughed the entire 90 minutes. Not only is there clever verbal play and uproarious sight gags (the arrival at Bratislava was so funny I almost fell out of my seat laughing), but the writers were masters of the recurring gag - the best of which is a song about Scott's breakup with Fiona (it makes sense in the film) constantly popping up as they travel throughout Europe. One particular scene involving English soccer hooligans traveling to France (led by the smashing Vinnie Jones) had me laughing so hard I had tears rolling down my face.

Everyone gives a game performance. Scott Mechlowitz is perfect as Scott, with just the right mix of leading man humor and straight guy stiffness. Jacob Pitts' Cooper is surprisingly low key for the smart-ass; usually this kind of character is way over the top, but Cooper manages to be funny without ever taking it too far. Travis Webster plays his nerdly Jamie well; we never look down on the guy, even though he's the more uptight one in the group. And Trachtenberg seems right at home being one of the guys even while attempting to transform herself into an object of teenage lust. The cameos - Matt Damon as a punk singer, Lucy Lawless as a Dominatrix, Kreuk, and so on

  • are all well cast and well used. You'll recognize a lot of the bit

players from other places (Guy Ritchie films, SNL, etc) but they all work very well.

I didn't expect this film to be so repeatedly and exceptionally funny, and I guess it caught me off guard. I can't recall laughing this hard at any film in the last five years, and maybe ever. I hesitate to call it the funniest movie I've ever seen, because I've seen some great comedies, but I was still chuckling at this film more than a half hour after I was out of the theater. As far as movies performing above expectations this is one of the tops in that category. I guess some people would be put off by the European stereotypes, but the film was so inventively humorous and excessively clever

(they do a great parody of the Indiana Jones 'moving around the map' bit) that I was blown away. This is a movie I fully intend to see again, maybe a few times, and I'm already clearing off space for it on the DVD shelf. But don't take my word for it - go see it yourself and see one of the funniest movies in years.

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