MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -4

Scott Thomas (Scott Mechlowicz) is a graduating senior in high school with everything going for him in this comedy. But when his girlfriend dumps him on graduation day because hes too predictable (and shes been cheating on him), he takes refuge in his best friend, Cooper (Jacob Pitts), and his German pen pal, Mike. Hearing about his awful plight, Mike proposes that they meet. But Scott, worried that Mikes intentions are sinister, rejects him before realizing that Mike is actually Meike (Jessica Boehrs), a beautiful German girl who is in love with him. Unable to reestablish contact with the offended Meike, Scott and Cooper along with twins Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg) and Jamie (Travis Wester) fly to Europe. Once there, they must make their way from London to Berlin, via Paris and Amsterdam, and initiate a true-love encounter between Scott and Meike. And on the way, they want to experience all that Europe has to offer.

Eurotrip has virtually no redeeming qualities. A decent love story, amusing plot devices and fair acting are thoroughly destroyed by pervasive sexuality, nudity, offensive language and drunkenness, including an incestuous encounter, sexual torture in an S&M club, fully nude bathers at a French beach, and a graphic sex scene in a confessional. These behaviors are disturbingly passed off as acceptable, albeit wild, and humorous. By its end, the film degrades into little more than a series of unrelated crudities, irreverent acts and sexual encounters. Yet it also reminds us that sin, though utterly demeaning to human dignity, is embraced by sinners as though it were a good thing while the righteous are condemned as prudes. The Bible reminds us that Gods plan is far more fulfilling than anything the world can offer because it meets our real needs instead of offering empty pleasures. But Eurotrip embraces the opposite view and so earns Previews disdain.

Preview Reviewer: Shaun Daugherty

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (15) times mild (hell 7, damn 2); moderate (bastard 4); strong (ass 2)

Obscene Language: Many (36) times moderate (piss 3, screw 1); strong (f-word 23, s-word 4, finger gesture 1, other 4)

Profanity: Many (10) times moderate (OMG 4, other 1); strong (GD 3, J 2)

Violence: Few times mild (men struggle and accidentally destroy property, man pushed, men wrestle); moderate (men fight, man kicked in the groin)

Sex: Several times mild (man and woman enter airplane restroom with intentions to have sex); moderate (man dreams about having sex with woman, man receives unconventional sex but is only shown above his waist); strong (man and woman in confessional booth with motions and breasts and buttocks exposed, man sexually tortured at sadomasochistic sex club with buttocks shown)

Nudity: Many times mild (woman hitchhikes without top but back turned to camera, man shown in his underwear, women in bikinis); moderate (woman in a Jacuzzi takes off top, women at nude beach with exposed breasts, women at sex club with breasts exposed, womans breasts and buttocks shown during sexual encounter, woman with breasts exposed on television); strong (extended scene of a men-only nude beach with genitals exposed)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (several references to male genitals); moderate (song celebrates a high-school couples regular sexual relationship, man plans to have many sexual encounters on trip, brother and sister kiss while drunk, married man attempts to seduce woman into sexual relationship)

Drugs: Several times mild (several parties and bar scenes with alcohol use); moderate (man gets drunk at party and passes out on his bed, drunkenness treated as humorous, men get drunk at bar and wake up on bus, several drink a hallucinogenic alcoholic beverage, man and woman eat hash brownies)

Other: Portrays high-school students in adult situations and engaged in extremely immoral behavior; humorous portrayal of Hitler; Europe and Europeans portrayed as fools; irreverent treatment of Christianity in a scene at the Vatican; portrayal of man who lacks a work ethic and lies in order to get ahead; young children using f-word

Running Time: 92 minutes
Intended Audience: Young adults

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