After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.
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
Matt Damon originally did the cameo as the lead singer of the band Scotty Doesn't Know due to the fact that he went to college with Alec Shaffer, Jeff Berg and Dave Mandell. He was in Prague shooting The Brothers Grimm when Alec, Dave and Jeff asked him if would play the part. Due to the fact he was required to wear a wig in his part in The Brothers Grimm, he spontaneously shaved his head for the EuroTrip cameo. See more »
On the train with the freaky Italian guy, the train is traveling from right to left. Scotty is sitting on the left hand side of the compartment but he looks out the window and claims he sees the "big tunnel" but this is in the wrong direction he is looking in, Jamie then looks in the wrong direction to see the "big tunnel" which they are going into. See more »
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There is a series of silly and slightly tongue-in-cheek thank-yous from various cast and crew to friends and family who visited Prague during the shooting, towards the very end of the credits. See more »
The unrated DVD version is slightly longer and has a number of scenes which were deleted from the original print. The deleted scenes include:
Scott and Cooper forced to unpack all their clothes from their bags before boarding the plane when the check-in clerk tells them they forgoes their baggage space for the cheap air fare.
A scene of Scott and Cooper playing chess with the Manchester United football hooligans.
A extended scene of Scott and Cooper singing along with the Manchester Hooligans the song 'Morning Train,' on the bus to Paris.
A extended scene in the French restaurant where a waiter gives the group the bill and while Cooper sends the waiter away, they slip out without paying the bill, and the waiter recalls other Americans fleeing without paying.
A train scene where Cooper attempts to photograph his penis with Jamie's camera.
Another train scene set after the gang's escape from the nude beach where Cooper hits on Jenny as she rubs a soda can over her chest. (bits are shown in the closing credits montage)
A scene where the group arrives at the Amsterdam Youth Hostel and are introduced to the owner who describes the place to them (shown in the closing credits montage).
An extended scene of Jenny stripping her top off to get a passing car to pick them up on the German Autobahn (bits are show in the closing credits montage).
An extended scene of Cooper watching a German-language Hapi Djus commercial with two women passionately making out.
A scene of the gang arriving in Rome and arriving at the Summer at Sea office and they meet the same creepy Italian guy from the train whom is the superintendent where they asks him about Mika's whereabouts while a replay of the train scene is set up (seen in the closing credits montage).
An extended scene of Scott and Cooper looking over the Pope's burned brimmed in the Vatican fireplace.
The sex scene between Scott and Mika in the Confessional booth is slightly longer where the woman watches them and runs out to grab her husband to take him into the next booth for sex as well.
An extended scene of Cooper attacking the American Robot Man on the college campus.
Also, a number of scenes were changed including the hot tub scene where Candy and the rest of the girls are topless with none of them wearing bikini tops.
The scene where Bart tells Scott about Mika being a girl has him swearing a lot more.
A more explicit introduction of the Creepy Italian Guy on the train.
A longer nude beach scene.
The scene of the twins kissing is a few seconds longer with more open-tongue action.
Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I enjoy dumb comedies, like "Police Academy" or "Joe's Apartment". And this is nothing if not a dumb comedy.
This type of film--the teen sex comedy--is precisely the sort of movie professional critics love to hate, instead recommending that we see artsy, coma-inducing independent, documentary and/or foreign-language films. But let's face it: "Animal House" was better than "Eraserhead". "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was better than "Babette's Feast". "American Pie" was better than "The Crying Game". And "Eurotrip" is better than "Capturing the Friedmans".
Now, since my favorite movies include "The Godfather", "Citizen Kane" and "Vertigo", you may ask why I liked this picture. Is it well-acted? No. Isn't the script stupid? And how. Is there any socially redeeming value? I couldn't find any. Isn't it xenophobic? Uh-huh. Doesn't it portray women as merely sex objects? Yep. Isn't it awfully crude? Yewbetcha. But what makes this film worth watching is quite simple: It's funny.
Granted, there's no greatness here. You will not see anyone as funny or talented as John Belushi, Bill Murray, Sean Penn, Cameron Diaz, Eugene Levy or Will Ferrell here. The only cast members with any real acting or comedic mettle are Matt Damon and Fred Armissen, who only make brief cameos. On the other hand, you won't see anyone as gut-wrenchingly awful as Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Tom Green, Seann William Scott, or Ashton Kutcher.
There's not much plot to speak of. A nice guy (Scott Mechlowicz) who has just graduated high school goes on a trip to Europe to find the girl of his dreams, a Berliner named Mieke (Jessica Boehrs) and takes along his three best friends: a lazy ne'er-do-well looking for kinky sex like in European erotica (Jason Pitts), a girl looking for romance like in European novels (Michelle Trachtenberg) & a nerd looking for museums like in European travel brochures (Travis Wester). Along the way they run into all the various European stereotypes: thuggish Brits, pretentious French, perverted Italians, desperately poor Eastern Europeans, etc.
Yet as crude and xenophobic as this movie can sometimes be, it is never anything but good-natured. I never got the sense that the filmmakers displayed any ill will towards the peoples they were lampooning. And I must say, for as much sex and nudity as there is in this movie (and there's a whole lot of it), the biggest laugh I got was a PG-rated battle of the robot mimes in Paris, which may be the only scene in the movie that can be shown un-edited on TV.
Although this may not be great art, or even great comedy, "Eurotrip" is a terribly crude, but awfully funny movie. 7 out of 10.
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