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Saturday, July 20, 2024


It's summer, beware. Here come the summer films( where one normally loads up on popcorn and looks for a relaxing nap). "Road Trip," one of the season's maiden ventures, has nothing maiden about it. In fact, from some comments, it could use a bit of chastity, but . . .
There's some pretty funny morality going on here, i.e. regarding cheating on one's True Love. "It's not cheating if you're in a different area code, or if you're too wasted to remember it." Words to live by.
Anyway, college boy Josh ( Brekin Meyer, "Clueless") has been doing just that, cheating, and one of his buddies gets it on video tape, which accidentally gets sent to his True Love in Texas, 1800 miles away. Thus, the trip, road and otherwise, gets started.
Josh enlists two of his pals, and they take off from Ithaca, N.Y., scene of the crime, to Texas to retrieve his punctured romance and intercept the tape before it falls into the hands of his TL (Rachel Blanchard). They are apparently navigational challenged as they get Boston and Austin mixed up. Well, they do sort of sound alike.
As Josh, Meyer earns some sympathy from the critics, but they are not as kind to his sidekicks, especially Seann William Scott as his sly, prankster friend, who is described as doing a "Jim Carrey impression throughout the trip." Nonetheless, it is generally described as an "amusing ride," and, what the whatever, it's summer.
It is directed by Todd Phillips and is rated R for strong sexual contact, (that would be the lurid video, I bet), crude humor, language and drug use.
It starts Thursday at Market Square East.

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