MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 192 this week

The Real Cancun (2003)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  25 April 2003 (USA)
2.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.7/10 from 3,592 users   Metascore: 34/100
Reviews: 62 user | 51 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

Sixteen American college students drink, flirt, fight and canoodle during their Spring Break vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 07 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1773 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 
a list of 657 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Real Cancun" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Real Cancun (2003)

The Real Cancun (2003) on IMDb 2.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Real Cancun.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

1 Out of 7 (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.

Director: York Alec Shackleton
Stars: Laura Ramsey, Toby Hemingway, Vivica A. Fox
The Days (TV Series 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A typical American family with Mom, Dad, and 3 growing kids, until Mom and her teenage daughter discover they're pregnant - on the same day.

Stars: Marguerite MacIntyre, David Newsom, Evan Peters
Inside Out I (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Families in an idyllic suburban neighborhood are taunted by a mysterious doctor who moves in to town and spins a web of psychological chaos that changes their lives forever.

Director: David Ogden
Stars: Eriq La Salle, Steven Weber, Russell Wong
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

Director: Nabil Ayouch
Stars: Assaad Bouab, Carmen Lebbos, Hichem Rostom
Cruel World (2005)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Reeling from his dismissal from a reality show, a deranged runner-up holds a group of co-eds hostage on the set of his own fictitious show, where losers suffer a deadly fate.

Director: Kelsey T. Howard
Stars: Edward Furlong, Daniel Franzese, Andrew Keegan
Spring Break 24/7 (Video 2007)
Comedy | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Line up for a body shot! This is the ultimate SPRING BREAK experience. From Vegas to Cabo to South Padre Island, experience Hummer rides, booze cruises, and tequila slides, join Nikki Ziering on this 24/7 tour of Spring Break.

Directors: Donald R. Beck, Jonathan Downs, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Diego Villarreal Garcia, Mitch Higgins, Leilene Ondrade
Awful Nice (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When Jim - a disenchanted yet highly popular college professor - learns of his father's death, he must track down his deadbeat brother Dave and deliver him to the funeral. Upon arrival, ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Sklar
Stars: Laura Ramsey, Christopher Meloni, Brett Gelman
Spring Break (1983)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: David Knell, Steve Bassett, Perry Lang
Hindsight (TV Series 2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Becca, as she nears 40, is about to embark on her second wedding to Andy Kelly, but her joy is tempered by the absence of her old best friend Lolly who's a no-show, having dropped out of their relationship years ago.

Stars: Laura Ramsey, Sarah Goldberg, Craig Horner
Spring Break Shark Attack (TV Movie 2005)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Killer sharks invade the waters off the Florida coast as co-eds celebrate spring break.

Director: Paul Shapiro
Stars: Shannon Lucio, Riley Smith, Justin Baldoni
Xposé (TV Series 2007)
Music | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A daily look at celebrity life in Ireland, Hollywood and beyond - covering all the big home events including the top awards ceremonies, film premieres, rock and pop concerts, fashion shows ... See full summary »

Stars: Aisling O'Loughlin, Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Renny Harlin, Tom Rosenberg, Steven Strait
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Fletcher ...
Himself (as Benjamin 'Fletch' Fletcher)
Nicole Frilot ...
Herself
Roxanne Frilot ...
Herself
David Ingber ...
Himself
...
Himself
Amber Madison ...
Herself
...
Himself
Marquita 'Sky' Marshall ...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Heidi Vance ...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Sarah Wilkins ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

After a nationwide casting search including college campuses across the country--Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Georgia, Texas Tech, Boston University and Washington State University--the filmmakers cast a unique collection of real people ready to explore reality's barriers beyond the limits of television, while on the ultimate Spring Break vacation, with surprising results. Designed to be the first true reality feature film, six camera crews followed the cast--made up of 16 American college students--and filmed their exploits as they immersed and indulged in the Spring Break revelry of Cancun, Mexico. Filmed 24 hours a day over the course of a week in March 2003, the movie was shot on location and reveals the students' exploits through interviews and planned group activities, as well as through their own spontaneous adventures. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

No scripts. No actors. No rules. Anything can happen during spring break, and it did.

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, language and partying | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Real Spring Break  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,108,796 (USA) (25 April 2003)

Gross:

$308,603 (France) (1 August 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was tagged as the first reality movie. See more »

Goofs

The amount of beer in Jeff's 40 changes inconsistently between shots. See more »

Quotes

Alan Taylor: I just want a girl who's right there so I can butt fuck them. Not really "butt fuck," but "butt fuck-dance fuck."
See more »

Crazy Credits

This picture is not endorsed by or affiliated with any of the following: Rowlett High School, Rowlett Track, CSU, Xavier, Playboy Enterprises Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch, Leisure, If It Swells Ride It, I [Heart] NY, Pirate Cove Surf Shop, ASU See more »

Connections

Featured in 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Clint Eastwood
Written by 2D, Murdoc Niccols and Teren Delvon Jones
Performed by Gorillaz
Courtesy of EMI Records/Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The beginning of the end for this terrible reality craze
28 April 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

The Real Cancun was a sorry excuse for filmmaking, if not on mankind. Sixteen privileged kids go out and have fun drinking and basically being idiots for an hour and half, fused together with rock songs and pointless, shallow banter. Fortunately, the negative backlash for this garbage is intriguing, considering the lust most Americans have for reality bull such as this. But then again, this movie was just boring, and idiocy of the people involved just wanted to make me toss my drink at the screen. Hopefully, this whole reality TV faze I looked back upon with distaste, and we can thank The Real Cancun for starting that much needed downward spiral.


29 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
have you ever been to cancun? sky_tyler
My god, is this what american cinema is stooping to? Keith7824
I remember when this came out.. (funny story) dr_mario_rules
Confusion??? LadyLover
Sky is Hot Avcorleone
Totally ridiculous movie lodigo
Discuss The Real Cancun (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page