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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2010
Format: DVD
If I had to choose between watching this movie again and getting kicked in the nuts I'd take a swift shot to my nads. The pain wouldn't last as long as this crappy movie did.

The book was great. This movie is an hour and a half of crap. It's basically a chick flick with a couple lines from the book thrown into the dialog. Over half of the movie is his friends telling him to grow up and him trying to change to become a better person so his friends will talk to him again. It's just one long disappointing chick flick that didn't contain a single funny moment. The plot and story line suck, the acting sucks, and the camera work sucks. This movie didn't have one redeemable quality.

I can't figure out how they could take such a great and hilarious book and make a heaping pile of crap that's suppose to be based on it. If someone knows please tell me. And I'd love to hear from tucker about this, I have now doubt that both he and his publicist read all these reviews. And here's a little piece of info for tucker, the movie didn't do poorly because of poor advertisement. It bombed because it SUCKED!!! Just like the new book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2012
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This movie sucked more than a crack head looking for his next rock. The book on the other hand, had me rolling on the floor laughing. Skip the movie and stick to the book!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2010
Format: DVD
I reasonably enjoyed the book, up until the end when it started getting a little tedious. Most of the stories were pretty outrageous, if somewhat repetitive.

This movie, however, has almost nothing in common with the book. It's loosely based on one story in the whole collection. A better platform might have been a series of shorts or something, but trying to tie it all in with the crappiest, lamest story arc I have ever seen was a pretty horrible move. The casting was awful, especially in the part of Drew, the smart-ass, gynophobic, comic-book inclined friend of Tucker. The movie did nothing to capture the essence of the book, which was essentially a huge recollection of drunken rampages. The production values are non-existent. The actors exude no charisma. The characters in the book were somewhat conflicted and always interesting, except for Tucker. The characters in the movie are one-dimensional cardboard cutouts.

I watched this out of sheer horror, like watching an asteroid smash into a playground, or watching a semi-truck carrying litters of puppies burst into flame on the interstate. The whole time I was asking myself: how bad can a movie truly get? I can definitely see why this went straight to DVD.

The saddest part of this sordid affair is Tucker Max himself defending this movie, saying that it has the potential to become a cult classic. If by cult classic he means misunderstood during it's time, or so bad it's great, it's not quite at that level. Expect this at the bargain bin at K-Mart sometime in the near future.
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39 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2010
Format: DVD
I read the book and thought it was funny. I'm not a Tucker Max fanboy or hater, but this movie was painful to sit through. It even made the book lose some of the humor in it because it felt so fake. If your a fan of the straight to DVD American Pie films then you may find a few laughs in this, otherwise save your time and money. The characters in this aren't interesting, the acting is bad, the plot is unoriginal and meaningless, and there just aren't many laughs. Every once in a while it will make you smirk but by the end of the movie you will have forgotten why. This is one film to avoid...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2010
Format: DVD
To truly appreciate the phenom that is Tucker Max...you will have to read the book.

The book is hilarious. Chapter after chapter, young master Max hits and quits girl after girl. He's a genuinely funny narrator, even if you can't really feel any sympathy for him or his plight (even his humiliation at wildly defecating across a hotel lobby). He's a cad. And proud of it.

So now they tried to adapt this master work of hedonism to film.

The first thing I notice: the women are human. They're even smart and capable of taking on Tucker and his jibes and ruses. This was not in the book. He goes through woman after woman and they all appear to be suckers for his scams. So when one of the strippers becomes a quick-witted single mom I was falling in love with...I forgot where this movie came from. The movie forgot where it came from.

But it does make nice points and ties things up rather tidily, something I wondered how they could do with this wild man's life.

(The hotel lobby scene--featuring Traci Lords!--is, for me, the funniest part of the movie and I laughed so hard, I cried. The rest...not so much. Check out the book for the real deal!)
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2010
Format: DVD
before partaking in this trainwreck, i read countless reviews calling it bad and about three lies calling it good.the fact the internet even offers a piece of trash of this magnitude makes me afraid of the world wide web on a scale more epic then the fear 80s children such as myself felt for freddie i live in your dreams bitch kruger.if my language is sketchy please excuse me i just drank countless beers to make that trash heap bearable. please dont take this post as a reason to watch this film just to see if it can be as bad as truly described. if you are considering the latter i strongly suggest you play russian roulette with a fully loaded gun for the outcome would be far better than the memories i will now take with me to the grave.the saddest part of my post, my evening, and my life is now trying to figure out how and why i loved the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2011
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It's supposed to be a witty and clever film, but.. It gets dark and misses the funny bits.. You end up taking the brunt of the insults as a personal affront, instead of the women he's supped to be insulting.. It made me sad...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2011
Format: DVD
The film started well, but lost its way in the middle section (when Tucker was MIA). If it were trimmed it probably would have been a decent road trip movie.
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23 of 33 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 10, 2010
Format: DVD
Based on a bestseller that had a few chapters that were screaming funny. Somehow, this just did not translate into a great comedy movie. I consider myself right in the wheelhouse of the target market too; loved The Hangover (R-Rated Single-Disc Edition), Naked Gun, Monty Python movies, Jim Carrey fan, Animal House, etc.

I found myself in scene after scene trying to like this because of the book. That should never happen, and did not bode well. To be polite, this movie had a few moments. To be honest, it was sophomoric and forced, and painfully unfunny. Not even a grin. Not once. Fast forwarded through more than a few scenes. May have to retaliate next year for getting this as a Xmas present.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2010
Format: DVD
I received the book as a Christmas gift and couldn't put it down. It has to be one of the funniest (albeit crude) books that I have ever read. Now, normally when you watch a movie based on a book, you expect it to deviate a little bit from the stories or storyline, but in the case of "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" that it is a gross understatement. I spent the entire 104 useless minutes of the movie wondering when they would show something even close to anything contained in the book. In fact, there is only one scene in the movie that is taken from the book - it's actually the funniest part of the movie. Overall, don't waste your money buying, renting or even borrowing the movie from a friend. Just read the book and end it there.
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