Beerfest (2006)




Jay Chandrasekhar




Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Cloris Leachman, Donald Sutherland, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Blanchard Ryan, Steve Lemme, Jürgen Prochnow, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Eric Christian Olsen, Ralf Möller, Gunter Schlierkamp, Mo'Nique, MC Gainey, James Roday, Philippe Brenninkmeyer


Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest only to stumble upon a secret, old competition called "Beerfest", some sort of "Fight Club" but with drinking games. 


I don't know what it is that made me think, even for a moment, that three could have been something good in this film. To be honest, I don't even know how this ended up on my watchlist. What I do know, however, is that "Beerfest" has to be one of the unfunniest as well as one of the worst films ever made. 

They story - I'm just using the term to make you understand what I'm talking about - is less than paper thin, it's utterly predictable and uneventful, unless you dare considering all that bullshit typical of no-brain American films going on for an hour and fifty minutes plot elements. 

I know what you are going to say, it's a frat comedy, it's not supposed to have a decent plot. Okay, but how about the comedy? Shouldn't it be in the film? Because the writers completely forgot about it. There are no witty line not dumb yet hilarious physical gags, absolutely nothing. 

On the other hand, it is highly offensive do if you are the type of person who loves and find funny national stereotypes, you will love this film. In addition, the film shows that these writers know nothing other than stereotypes. Apparently they don't even know the difference between England and United Kingdom since they used the Union flag for the England drinking team. Or they are just dumb since the Scotland team has the Saltire, their actual flag.

Anyway, you are more likely to find all of that offensive, especially if you are German or English. That being said, "Beerfest" brought the beer, but completely forgot about the fest.

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