Obscene Alcoholic Hijinks
Release Date: August 25, 2006
Starring: Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske,
Cloris Leachman, Juergen
Prochnow, Kevin Heffernan, Jay
Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme,
Cameron Scher, Will Forte, and
Genre: Numskull Comedy
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 112 minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Executive Producer: Michael Beugg, Peter E.
Lengyel, Thomas Tull, and
Producer: Bill Gerber and Richard
Writer: Broken Lizard
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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Phone: (818) 954-6000
In the story, two American brothers, Jan and Todd, go to Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest to deliver their late grandfather's ashes to the family resting place. They immediately get into trouble. Then, the man their great grandmother told them to meet takes them to Beerfest, a secret underground drinking competition featuring the kind of drinking games that many people play when they start drinking heavily in college.
The grandfather of the winning German team tells Jan and Todd that their great grandmother was a prostitute, and, years ago, she and their grandfather stole his family's famous beer recipe. Supposedly, the beer used to be the greatest tasting beer in all of Germany.
Insulted, Jan and Todd challenge two of the German grandsons to a drinking contest. They badly lose and return to America with their tails between their legs.
Seeking revenge against the Germans, Jan and Todd decide to gather together their old college drinking buddies. They inspire their buddies to train for a year so they can bring an American team back to next year's Beerfest and beat the Germans. All sorts of crude obstacles are placed in their way.
BEERFEST is from the irreverent comedy group known as Broken Lizard. The idea for the movie grew out of a spontaneous drinking contest the group had with some Australians at a beer festival Down Under. Making fun of the stereotypical drinking habits of Americans, Germans, English hooligans, Australians, and (lest we forget) the Irish can provide a few honest laughs – to a point. The movie, however, adds all kinds of extremely crude sex jokes, many shots of half-naked women, repeated scenes of fornication, and plenty of strong obscenities. Just so you know, the end credits proclaim proudly, "Coming soon – POTFEST."
Such content is truly abhorrent and ultimately dangerous. Not only does it pollute the culture, it also degrades the minds and spirits of all who see it. A good argument also can be made that such extremely crude humor is one of the reasons so many Neo-Islamic fascists want to murder Americans. It all makes one pine for the "innocent" hijinks of ANIMAL HOUSE.
Up to a point, making fun of the stereotypical drinking habits of Americans, Germans, English hooligans, and the Irish can provide a few laughs. This movie, however, adds all kinds of extremely crude sex jokes, many shots of half-naked women, repeated scenes of fornication, and plenty of strong obscenities. Such obscene content is truly abhorrent and ultimately dangerous. Not only does it pollute the culture, it also degrades the minds and spirits of all who see it.