Written by Joe Gause
After watching this movie, it really makes me wonder how Hollywood is still allowed to make movies. Although funny in some points, all in all, it’s a very run-of-the-mill college movie. Basically, the story centers around Paul Tarson (Christopher Gorham), a college student who is unable to make decisions, especially when it comes to where he wants his life to go. He is given a chance to follow in his father’s (Ralph Williams) footsteps and be a college professor. As he ponders if this is the road he wants to follow, he ends up falling in love with a student (Arille Kebbel) and thus sparks a typical college love story with all the ups and downs (gee, I think I’ve seen this movie before a hundred times). Just when you thought it couldn’t have any more story lines, Paul decides the meaning of his life is to win a pub trivia contest with his two drinking buddies. So he blows his college professor interview, sleeps with his student girlfriend in the library, and enters the trivia contest.
Honestly, it has its moments that make you giggle (nothing so funny you spit milk out your nose, which happened to me when the guy shot his cat in Boondock Saints) but if you combine bad acting (except for Ralph Williams and Chris Parnell) with a humdrum story line, this is just not worth seeing, let alone spending money on. It’s very rare that I truly don’t care for a movie, but this one I really wish I would have just kept out of my DVD player; in fact, I think I’m gonna run my cleaner though it , just to be safe.
DVD version comes in 16×9 widescreen 2.35:1 . It looks nice, very clean and standard. Great use of bright colors even in the bar scenes, everything is presented well. The only thing I would like to mention is the editing seemed a bit amateur. Quick cuts and poor cinematography don’t go together well (bounce house scene).
Standard English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio. Just turn your surround sound off, you don’t need it. And when music is played in the film, it’s really loud. Drowns out some dialog (which drives me insane.)
Commentary: with writer/director Christopher Farah and producer Anna Wenger, leaves a lot to be desired. Although I love listening to people talk about how much they loved filming their bad movie.
Behind the scenes interviews with cast and crew: some funny parts, but it’s really hard to enjoy if you don’t like the movie. I guess it’s somewhat informative, if you like the film.
Deleted scenes/outtakes: deleted scenes were better off deleted. Although the gag reel is pretty funny. Better than the film, actually.
Well, I wish I had something nice to say about this film. But I really don’t. It’s a less funny version of every other college movie out there. The fact that it’s about trivia may appeal to some, but with everything else falling short of average, this film just needs to be left on the shelf. So I guess the only trivia question left to ask is (how much money did we lose on this????)