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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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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.

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

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£454,451 (UK) (9 July 2004)
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FIrst letter from Scotty to Mieke real version " To: mieke_schmidt@deutschnet.com Subj: RE: E-card for you

Hallo Mieke, Grüsse von Deinem amerikanischen Brieffreund. Meine Abschlussfeier verlief nicht so wie ich es mir vorgestellt hatte . Erinnerst Du dich im Fiona , meine Freundin sie hat mit den Laufpass gegeben. ich glaube , Fiona hat mich schon betrogen bevor wir noch begonnen haben mitelnander ausgehen . Und onkel Meke hat ein kleines Mädchen angeschrien well es ihn komisch angesehen hat. Auf Wiederschen Scotty " english version "To: mieke_schmidt@deutschnet.com Subj: RE: e-card for you

Hello Mieke, Greetings from your American pen pal. My graduation was not as I had imagined. Do you remember Fiona, my girlfriend has left me. I think Fiona has already cheated on me before we even started going out with each other. Meke and uncle yelled at a little girl alot and she has looked at him in a funny way. Goodbye's Scotty" See more »

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During the scene at the Vatican, a TV news reporter begins his coverage stating "I'm coming to you live from Vatican Square..." Actually, the true name of the place is St. Peter's Square. Another square, more modern, adjacent to it and slightly smaller is called Pope Pius XII sq. See more »

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P.A. announcer: Congratulations. Hudson High class of 2004!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a brief reprise of the scene where Cooper tricks Candy into rubbing her naked breast. See more »

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References European Vacation (1985) See more »

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Ca Plane Pour Moi
Written by Lou De Prijck (as Lou Depryck) & Yves Lacomblez
Performed by Plastic Bertrand
Courtesy of AMC Records
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A small classic for us Europeans
27 February 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Comedies like this is hard to rate. It's a bad movie, technically, acting-wise and in many other aspects. But it's funny, no denying that. After all, isn't that what comedies are about?

You would think a comedy like this would appeal only to Americans, but you are wrong. I know Germans, Aussies, Swedes and Hollanders who like this movie. I'm sure there are Brits, Italians, Eastern Europeans and Balkans who like it as well. You have to be able to laugh at yourself.

What the movie is about is a bunch of typical teens going for a little quest through Europe in search of the dream girl. Nothing new here. The misadventures on the way, the xenophobic jokes and stereotypes and odd characters are what you laugh at. Vinnie Jones as a crazy ManU supporter, Rade Serbedzija as a Bratislavian truck driver, and many other not that well- known actors doing silly and memorable roles.

Some scenes work, some don't. Some are really funny, like the robot battle outside the Louvren, and the Italian pervert smoking a post-sex cigarette. Matt Damon turns up somewhat unexpectedly in the USA and sings the catchy "Scotty doesn't know" song.

All in all, this is a great comedy to watch with your friends, and even better in international company.


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