To honor a childhood oath, three friends (Seth Green from Austin Powers and Party Monster, Matthew Lillard from SLC Punk and Scooby Doo, and newcomer Dax Shepard) head into the Oregon wilderness in search of lost treasure.... more » After grappling with a bear, whitewater rapids, backwoods psychopaths, beautiful eco-terrorists, homophobia, and a very hairy Burt Reynolds, the boys face their fears and learn valuable life lessons about treasuring friendship and stuff. Dude, it's totally, like, Deliverance for the Gen-Y slacker set! Admittedly, it falls a bit short as a meditation on masculinity, but teen audiences will find plenty to enjoy. The interplay among Green, Lillard, and Shepard has a rambunctious enthusiasm that overcomes the predictability of the script. --Bret Fetzer« less
"Look, I walked into this movie expecting a complete bomb, and I was being more than generous at the time. Having never heard of it before, this "action-comedy starring that guy from Scooby-Doo and Dr. Evil's son" seemed less than appealing to me. But once the film started rolling, I was amazed at how hilarious it was. It is a story about four childhood friends who are now in their late 20's. One of them dies and the other three set out on a childhood journey to find the treasure of DB, a man who was lost during a parachute-jump and never returned. On their journey they encounter many obstacles, including a bear, two pot-farmers, tree-hugging hippies and many other hilarities. Although the acting is not top-notch, the comedy is worth the ticket, it is so saturated with jokes that I'm sure that I missed a good third of them."
moviefreak2255 | Huntsville, AL United States | 08/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hysterical! This movie was funny the whole way through! It starts out with four best friends since childhood, Dan, Jerry, Tom, and Billy. Billy ends up dying early on in the movie, leaving the three now adult friends remembering him. They go through some things they use to do when there were younger. They come upon a box, which in it contains information about a guy who stole some money and a map that marks where the treasure is. So Dan (Seth Green), Jerry (Matthew Lillard), and Tom (Dax Shepard) decide to go on the trip to find the treasure, the trip that they never got to do with Billy. Well, it is harder than it seems. They will have to go through many obstacles if they want to find the treasure. They will have to travel by boat and by land. Things seem to go on their trip that makes it go upside down! I actually thought this was going to be one of those just o.k. movies. I was wrong. It started out funny and I laughed the whole way through. Teenagers will love to this movie! This movie teaches some lessons about friendship and having to work together. A great movie for teens and above to see!!"
DeeDee | overland park, ks | 08/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie at a sneak preview with the local radio station. I was expecting it to be funny, just based on the trailers that I'd seen, and I wasn't disappointed. This movie struck me as being a grown up version of the goonies, with 3 childhood friends going on a treasure hunt that they never did while they were kids. There were a few slow moments, but through most of it, I laughed out loud!"
Funny, Cute, Silly, a good laugh
sally smith | Mustang Ranch, NV | 02/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK for kids over 10
This was fun. Not deep, kinda silly, but I laughed out loud several times, and that is good enough for me.
3 best friends go on a treasure hunt out in the beautiful North West, meeting up with a bear, a couple motley pot growers(Abe Benrubi from ER, and Ethan Suplee, from The Butterfly Effect) and a real mountain man, Burt Reynolds.
The money is what they're after, but they find more. Friendship, life, and true values, amongst other things.
My sweetheart, Norman and I snuggled on the sofa and watched this while eating leftover salmon. Was nice to relax, no swearing or nudity - so it's OK for the kidlets. Probably not wee kids, but, over 10 or 12.
Good fun. Not terribly serious, but, isn't that nice once in a while? I think so!! "
Stand By Me meets Road Trip
sammy88 | Dublin,Ireland | 05/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is by far the best buddy whacky wild adventure of the year. It was not only a laugh out loud comedy but in a way a story that makes you think of your own life and if your living it to the fullest. I found the three main characters (Seth Green ,Dax Sherped, Matthew Lillard ) to be extremely likable characters and it really gave you the sense that they where all really good friends. I found that how theses old friends come back together after one of their close friends dies, which makes them embark on this treasure hunt of adventure. The movie itself is very pleasing and if you in for a warm-hearted flick this is the one to bring you on the wild river."