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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Eric Christian Olsen
Cameron Scher
.
Directors
Jay Chandrasekhar.
Screenwriters
Jay Chandrasekhar
Kevin Heffernan.
Running Time
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Beerfest
Two brothers visit Oktoberfest in Germany and discover a new 'Fight Club' style drinking game.


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Plot
Two brothers (Stolhanske and Soter) travel to Germany for Oktoberfest and learn about a secret beer-drinking tournament, where countries face off against each other. Determined to represent America, they plunge right in.


Review
Beerfest

The Broken Lizard Comedy Group, which gave us the cult hit Super Troopers and the less successful Club Dread, returns with a stupidly funny film that celebrates all things beer-related. Jay Chandrasekhar directed The Dukes Of Hazzard on his own.
 
American brothers Todd and Jan travel to Oktoberfest and stumble upon a super-secret, centuries-old beer-games contest called Beerfest — the Olympics of beer-drinking. Once there, the brothers are ridiculed by their German cousins, who drink them under the table. Vowing to return in a year to defend their family (and national) honour, the Wolfhouse boys assemble a dream team of beer-drinkers and gamers.
 
This flick has everything a bloke flick should — bad language, topless women, toilet humor and beer. Lots and lots of beer. But it’s hard to take seriously (even to the extent that this film could be taken seriously) a plot which would have us believe that the US, a nation known for its weak beer and abstemious approach to drinking, can really take on all comers when it comes to downing the ale. And the portrayal of the English beer-drinking team, complete with Cockney slang and jokes about bad teeth, is tediously hackneyed. But watch out for amusing cameos from Willie Nelson
and Donald Sutherland.


Verdict
Fans of Broken Lizard’s previous work will enjoy this beer-fuddled effort; for anyone else it has its moments, but is best watched through beer-goggles.


Reviewed by James Swanwick

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Brilliant

I love this film. Very funny and every time I watch it i need a beer LOL. ... More

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Posted by Shinymetalass at 11:05, 10 January 2012 | Report This Post


Brilliant

I love this film. Very funny and every time I watch it i need a beer LOL. ... More

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Posted by Shinymetalass at 11:05, 10 January 2012 | Report This Post


RE: I laughed loads!

SLAP AND PICKLE!!!!!!! that scene will live with me forever!  ... More

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Posted by The Lensman at 21:52, 17 August 2007 | Report This Post


I laughed loads!

I actually watched this movie after a few beers and thought it was hilarious. Maybe the booze greased the wheels of laughter but I thought there were loads of funny moments.   At one point one of the Germans shouts 'kill me, kill me now' exactly like Arnold Schwarzenegger and I almost inhaled a mouthful of Stella.   If you like your comedies of the stupid variety, get a bunch of friends around get pissed up and stick it on. You won't regret it! ... More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 11:07, 18 June 2007 | Report This Post


Dreadful

Maybe I'm not attuned to the whole 'finding Broken Lizard funny' thing - this was the first film of theirs that I've seen, but I thought this was terrible, maybe one or two laughs in the duration of the film, some shoddy drinking gags for people who think drinking a tin of shandy is daring,some especially weak racial sterotypes, and a few jokes about wanking off frogs aren't the basis of a good comedy and who the hell told them that a film like this should be nearly two hours long in length? ... More

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Posted by Indio at 21:20, 02 June 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Beerfest

I'm  a girl and thought Beerfest was hilarious.  I saw it sober with a lot of people completely drunk off their asses and still found it funny.  That said, it wasn't funnier than Super Troopers, but is funnier than most stuff out there. ... More

Posted by dreabea at 00:47, 30 September 2006 | Report This Post


The best film this year about beer!

A film that had me sniggering from the outset, Beerfest is the best film this year about beer and boobs. Ludicrous for the most part and down-right bizarre in places, this film will keep many amused throughout. It incorporates Super Troopers type humour with shades of Bloodsport and Fight Club. I enjoyed it and if you're a 'blokes' bloke looking for a no-brainer movie, you will too. Chances are though your girlfriend won't get it (mine didn't). ... More

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Posted by blaarts at 10:58, 23 September 2006 | Report This Post



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