Nope. Not Tom Greeny. Just greeny. Some people
hate this guy, some people love this guy. I happen to
think he's pretty funny, but I don't like him.
However, none of this will effect how much you enjoy
"Road Trip" because Tom Green plays a minor role in
And ninety percent of his role is not Tom Green
material. Okay, there's the rat in mouth trick -
pretty darned funny, I laughed; and the kissing some
kid's mom on the lips part - funny, I'm not denying
it. But all else is scripted work that could have
been done by any other actor - quite likely better.
Tom is best in an unscripted, unprompted environment.
That doesn't happen here, but it doesn't matter,
because this film is not about Tom Green. (Think I've
made that point.)
It's about Josh (Breckin Meyer), he's had the same
girlfriend/buddy since first grade, but now that
they've gone to separate colleges, he has reason to
believe she's cheating on him. So he does what any
true friend would do, he sleeps with a convenient
babe, videos it and accidentally mails the tape to
his girl in Austin, Texas. Realizing his "I Love
Lucy" blunder, he gathers his friends and begs,
burrows, steals his way to Texas to intercept that
Okay, it's not the meatiest of plot lines - but I
wasn't expecting one anyway. I was expecting Tom
Green, and/or comedy, both of which were absent,
tardy, or simply not paying attention.
The funniest scene finds Grampa in his pajamas
with a Viagra-induced woody. He's completely
unembarrassed to greet the four college guests with
his lil' pal poppin' the tent, "What do you want me
to do, cut it off?" It's very funny actually.
Most of the acting is fine, but Seann William
Scott's Jim-Carrey-wannabee act is a bit grating.
That and the fake bomb threat. I don't find that
I've heard this film compared to "American Pie" ...
sacrilege! In truth, you could count the gut-busting
scenes on one hand, and the chucklers on the other
and still have a finger or two left to do with as you
please. (Don't tell me I don't want to know).