Oh, Tucker Max. How controversial you always are, making headlines for everything from misogyny to midget degradation.
Ticker Max published his first book "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" after gaining popularity from the short stories posted on his blog, TuckerMax.com. I won't get detailed (you can read specifics anywhere on thed internet, duh), but his stories are composed of the stuff that make frat boys FRAT BOYS..in fact the book's genre as lised on Wikipedia is "fratire". This means lots of drinking, lots of debauchery, and lots of (debatable) degradation of women. To put it simply: I would never re-tell any of his stories to my mother.
I've read parts of the book before so I knew what sort of potty humor I was getting into when I agreed to go see the movie, so I wasn't really offended or shocked. To be honest, the movie actually was not as offensive as I thought it would be after reading the books- this could have something to do with ratings. It was of course rated R but if you've read the stories, you know they're something a liiiiittttle closer to NR/X. I'm sure a lot of content had to be scrapped to allow the movie to get into mainstream theaters.
There is one scene (if you've read anything at all about the movie you know what scene I'm talking about.) involving an intestinal backlash via laxative (even typing that was gross). This scene was laugh-out-loud funny (if you're immature enough to admit you're immature) but I did actually gag for a second. Don't see this movie if you have a weak stomach. Do see this movie if you sometimes laugh when people say "duty". You should also NOT see this movie if: you are bothered by crude jokes, if you know nothing about Tucker Max, if you are a girl who hasn't done the research (sorry, but I don't know many females that have expressed interest in seeing this film. this IS 'fratire' :] ). Your best bet is to do your research on this movie and then go in to the theater ready to take everything with a grain of salt - once again I reiterate the college humor aspect. Go see this movie with the same outlook as you would when going to see "The Hangover", or worse, "Scary Movie".
Still, the movie was enjoyable overall. Not as funny as I thought it would be (hence my +2 rating), but still funnier than most movies (however, I did think "The Hangover" was funnier, for comparison). The storyline was relatively solid as well - at least as much as I would expect from a movie of this caliber.
So, go see it (if you've done your reading, or are under 25.) and remember, don't tell your parents about it when they ask what movies you've seen lately.
This story is based on a true story…unfortunately. “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” is a film directed by Bob Gosse and is based on the book with the same name. The film, however, is not a direct retelling of the book but is loosely based on “The Austin Road Trip Story” in the book. According to author Tucker Max (played by Matt Czuchry) each incident really happened in real life albeit in a different time and a different place and all that kind ‘a … more
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is an American comedy film released on September 25, 2009. The film is loosely based on 'The Austin Road Trip Story' from I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. The film is being produced by Darko Entertainment and distributed by Freestyle Releasing. Bob Gosse directed the film and Matt Czuchry stars as Tucker Max. According to Max, sequels may be produced if the film performs well financially.
Based on the real life Tucker Max's alcohol-fueled adventures, the film follows Max to a friend's bachelor party, where he ensnares the groom in a lie that threatens the wedding, then abandons him to pursue further carnal knowledge. After being banned from the nuptials, Max attempts to get back into his friend's good graces. Cast
* Matt Czuchry as Tucker Max * Jesse Bradford as Drew ("Slingblade") * Geoff Stults as Dan (El Bingeroso/PWJ/GoldenBoy) * Keri Lynn Pratt as Kristy * Marika Dominczyk as Lara; Denise Quiñones was originally cast as Lara. She dropped out two days before filming started. Marika Dominczyk, who was the original first choice but had passed months earlier due to a scheduling conflict, was available and immediately stepped into the role. * Nicole Muirbrook-Wagner as Christina
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