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After a humiliating false start in Germany's super-secret underground beer competition, America's unlikely team vows to risk life, limb and liver to dominate the ultimate chug-a-lug championship. The laughs are on the haus!
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There are references to dozens of movies. "Young Frankenstein" is one, as an astute reviewer noted. But it also skewers every pal picture I can think of, and the creepy night scenes are obviously a very funny parody of Kubrick's completely awful "Eyes Wide Shut." Watch what happens in the background as they approach "Beerfest," which is actually a mix of "Eyes" and about six other films. This is a movie that appears dumb, a la "Animal House," but if you know movies, it's actually really smart satire. The final payoff is drop dead glorious.
Sure, it's closer to Monty Python than Ingmar Bergman (what a jokester!). But like the Pythons (who also used boobie humor and creepy animal jokes, along with exaggerated violence), these guys know their sources and send them up most humorously. Recommended. DO fill the cooler with plenty of brew, but keep your eyes wide open, expecially for the stuff that happens in the background of the scenes leading up to Beerfest. Watch for the movie references throughout. It's sly stuff indeed.
PC this ain't. Thank you, Broken Lizard!
A late addition: The movie, in the tradition of a lot of buddy films, is also really about the families we construct for ourselves out of the random parts of our silly existences. I was thinking of this while watching "Dodgeball" and the ridiculously under-rated "The Watch." As America becomes increasingly more separatist--social media does not bring us together, dogs, it presses us into cuddly closets where we can breathe down each others' identical necks--these movies do serve a function: disparate people and generations finding common ground in an idea. Sure, this one is about drinking beer: but it isn't. It's about restoring family honor. It ain't Shakespeare, but the Shake wasn't nearly as funny, either.
If you are in the mood for some goofy juvenile behavior, thats not quite as stupid as the American Pie movies, than the flicks from the Broken Lizard guys are for you, and this movie is on that list. Everyone remembers and quotes Super Troopers, or all the cheap T&A from Club Dread, but Beerfest seems to get lost in the shuffle.
Beerfest is absolutely a guy movie, about buddies getting back together to compete in a drinking competition. And even more its about those friends pulling together and overcoming adversity and the death of a friend by the deus ex machina of a twin brother. No review will ever do this film justice because it doesn't need to. Its about getting drunk, jerking off toads, Das Boot references, rams piss and elderly whores. If any of that made you giggle fire this one up.
If not, well, I'm sure there is another sophomoric Revenge of the Nerds rip off out there for you, or another sad movie tarnishing the National Lampoon's heading.
It's not a deep story that reaches out the heart obviously but it's hilarious and I've watched it a few times since it came out for those times I just want to watch something without thinking.
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There's beer, a beer competition, and enemies forged by a generation old family feud. The good guys win and I'm still waiting for the sequel!
I've seen this movie seven or eight times now, and it has withstood the test of time and repetition. It's just as funny now as it was the first time! This is the perfect movie to throw on when I have a few friends over, and we want to unwind with a few beers. Trust me, nothing makes you want to have a cold one quite like watching Beerfest! If you're a fan of Broken Lizard, "guy humor", or drinking beer, you WILL love this movie. If you're more a fan of romantic comedies... you probably won't like it so much ;)
As an FYI, I purchased this movie from Amazon for a great price ($9, I think?), and the Blu-ray transfer is excellent. The visuals really pop, and you can see every bubble of that delicious beer in its High Definition glory :D