I Hope They Show This Movie In Hell
YJM | Somewhere In The South | 08/09/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"According to some religious faiths, anyone who goes to hell did so because of a heinous act they committed on earth, and therefore making I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell required viewing would be suitable punishment for the "evil doers."
Like so many of my movie reviews on Amazon, my viewing of this movie came about from a combination of boredom, cable tv, and channel surfing. I found the title of the movie intriguing, never having heard of the book on which this movie is based (not even sure they use the same title). Even the premise appeared to offer some modicum of entertainment. Boy was a wrong! This is one of the first movie's I can remember in recent history that has zero redeeming value. Even with bad movies there is usually some, small, maybe tiny element that might make it viewable, but not this one. This is a vile, misogynistic, unfunny, unmemorable, ridiculously scripted film.
None of the characters in this movie is likeable, not a one! While I am no fan of American women (my current girlfriend is European) and have stated so in various other reviews, the misogyny of two lead characters is way, way over the top. The misogynistic comments are not funny either, they are downright mean, ugly, and disturbing. One scene with a female dwarf is especially vile. The last scene in the movie before the "big" wedding is so unnecessarily disgusting I can only imagine it was included for its shock value only. Much of the scene could have been hinted at rather than displayed so graphically, but who knows, maybe some viewers out there would find a scene involving diarrhea backing up in someone's underware, running down that someone's legs, and ultimately overflowing from a toilet, forcing the same character to step in it with both socks and then bare feet, funny. The only thing funny about the scene was the resulting "epiphany" that resulted from it in the final scene of the movie. It just doesn't get more stupid and ridiculous than this movie.
If you want to see a great movie about a bachelor's last big hurrah before getting married, please see the 1984 film Bachelor Party staring Tom Hanks, it is an infinitely better film in every conceivable way."