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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  25 September 2009 (USA)
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A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party. Based on Tucker Max's best-seller "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Huck ...
Cop #1
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Cop #2 (as Lex Geddings)
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Deaf Girl
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Dan
Lauren Fain ...
Friend #1
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Friend #2
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Professor
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Grillionaire
Nicole Stelley ...
Sarah (as Nicole Stelly)
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Leslie
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Murphy
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Mrs. Jorgens
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Mr. Jorgens
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Storyline

Tucker decides to take an impromptu trip to celebrate his friend's bachelor party. He drags his friend into a lie with his fiancée, gets him into trouble and then abandons him in order to pursue a hilarious carnal interest. Tucker is disinvited to the wedding, and in order to get back in, Tucker has to find a way to balance his narcissism with the demands of friendship. Written by Tucker Max

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Rated R for nudity, strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout, language and some crude material | See all certifications »

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25 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Me mia byra... kai stin Kolasi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$366,909 (USA) (25 September 2009)

Gross:

$1,425,993 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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Trivia

The cast had a bet who would be the first to get arrested during filming. The winner - writer and producer Nils Parker, who urinated in a valet booth after a night of drinking. See more »

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During the car ride in which the characters have the "pancakewich" discussion, the sky goes from night to daylight between shots. See more »

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Drew: Oh, I'm onto your game, De Nils. Diamonds are worthless other than the value attached to them by the silly tramps you have brain washed into thinking that diamonds equal love. Guess what, sluts? Your quest for the perfect princess cut supports terrorism and genocide. Congratulations, your avarice has managed to destroy an entire continent!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Louis XIV
Performed by Louis XIV
Written by Jason Staehler Hill and Brian Joseph Karscig
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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So what if they're smart?
5 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The lead characters of this movie are smart - this much is readily apparent early on. I get it.

What I don't think anyone involved in this movie gets is that "smart" and "not funny" are not mutually exclusive.

The characters in the movie are smarter than the people they encounter

  • great. How do they wield it? By lording it over them; it's like


shooting fish in a barrel. Only someone extremely insecure would take pleasure in this. Descriptions of the Tucker Max character as being a sociopath are not an exaggeration. The problem is that - unlike No Country for Old Men or The Shining (also featuring sociopaths)- this is supposed to be a comedy.

In addition, for all the talk of the realism of the dialog, it just sounds fake. All the clever diatribes and snipes one after another just seem like things you wish you'd said after the fact.

Movies are supposed to be about escape and I just couldn't relax into a world where this guy gets away with so much crap and basically walks away unscathed, having learned nothing.


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