Reviewed by: Thrasher Brown
|Featuring:||Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo, Tom Green|
|Producer:||Ivan Reitman, Dan Goldberg, Joe Medjuck|
“Road Trip” perhaps would better be titled “Road Kill”; this sex-related comedy is among the worst films I have had the non-pleasure to see.
“Road Trip” promotes such things as rudeness, promiscuous sex, irresponsibility, promiscuous sex, lying, promiscuous sex, heavy drinking, promiscuous sex, theft, promiscuous sex, drug use, and promiscuous sex.
Josh is a student at Ithaca University in New York. His high school girlfriend is Tiffany, a student at the University of Austin. They are carrying on a long-distance relationship by phone and video tape. In time, however, Josh thinks Tiff is no longer interested in him. One night, Beth (another student) and Josh videotape themselves having sex. The wrong videotape is sent to Tiff. Finding out, Josh and his three friends and they embark on a road trip to try to recover the tape before Tiff can see it. Eventually Josh meets up with Tiff, but does he get the tape back?
The road trip the students go on seems to be some kind of analogy for the road trip of life we’re all on. The best way to take this trip, according to the film, seems to be to live life sinfully, and go for all the pleasure you can; anything else makes you a loser.
This, of course, is not exactly the Biblical view of life. God wants us to serve Him first, putting behind us our own sinful desires and old way of life. Pleasure is a good thing, but never when it is obtained through sin. And there is plenty of sin in “Road Trip”… scenes and talk of violence, softcore sex, and gratuitous nudity.
While many carnal audiences enjoyed the “beautiful scenery” and exciting pleasures found in this film, Christians must hold to a higher standard and avoid “Road Trip”. It is simply the wrong route to travel.