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Sujit R. Varma
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Overall I thought this was a great movie. Generally it seems like a movie for teenage boys, with its crude humor and acting, but for girls who are more open to comedy, you will love it as well.
Personally, I think that the plot isn't very realistic with four guys traveling all over the country to get noticed. Nonetheless, that's what made this movie better; it added more laughs to the film. Vince Vieluf was hilarious as Matt, especially the scene where they wake up in the desert. For the girls, if you didn't find it funny, at least there were some good looking guys in the movie...Mike Vogel as Eric and Adam Brody (from the O.C.) as Dustin were both gorgeous. I don't really know where Sweet Lou's character fits in, but seeing that the plot isn't very realistic, his character seemed appropriate. The film leaves viewers satisfied, and it is easy to understand. I enjoyed it and it was absolutely hilarious.
4 stars out of 5
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