Chandrasekhar, Jay

SKU: 012569829701

UPC 012569829701
Release Date 2007-01-30
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 112
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis With a title that insures against accusations of false advertising, BEERFEST is a raunchy and genial amalgamation of ANIMAL HOUSE, STRANGE BREW, FIGHT CLUB, and every clichéd sports film ever made. Written by and starring comedy troupe Broken Lizard (SUPER TROOPERS, CLUB DREAD) and directed by Lizard member Jay Chandrasekhar, the film is unapologetically sophomoric, never missing a chance for a belch, flatulence, bared breasts, or Cloris Leachman doing lewd things with a sausage. After the death of their bar-owning German grandfather (Donald Sutherland), Jan (Paul Soter) and Todd (Erik Stolhanske) Wolfhouse must travel to Munich to scatter his ashes. Fortunately for them, it's Oktoberfest, but the brothers aren't there very long before they embarrass themselves at a public celebration and find themselves at Beerfest, an annual international underground beer-guzzling competition. When they compete, they are disgraced by their German cousins, the Von Wolfhausens--headed by father Jurgen Prochnow--who claim that the Wolfhouses' late grandfather stole a beer recipe from them many years before. Jan and Todd return home to train for next year's competition, incorporating into their team a few old college pals--male prostitute Barry (Chandrasekhar), burly Landfill (Kevin Heffernan), and science nerd Fink (Steve Lemme). For BEERFEST to work, it's imperative that viewers find humor in exaggerated German accents. Cloris Leachman appears to be enjoying throwing all comic caution to the wind, and Prochnow gets to lampoon DAS BOOT in a funny sequence. Big, sloppy, and ridiculous--compliments in this case--all apply to the third Broken Lizard feature, which is sure to burp its way into every fraternity house film library until the world ends.It's R-rated puerility for actual immature grown-ups....Bet on this: These guys did their own stunts. -- Grade: B+
Cast Nat Faxon (Star)
Gunter Schlierkamp (Star)
Paul Soter (Star)
Willie Nelson (Star)
Cloris Leachman (Star)
Donald Sutherland (Star)
Will Forte (Star)
Bill Gerber (Producer)
Richard Perello (Producer)
Kevin Heffernan (Screenwriter)
Eric Christian Olsen (Star)
Erik Stolhanske (Star)
Jürgen Prochnow (Star)
Michael Buegg (Executive Producer)
William Fay (Executive Producer)
Clark Hunter (Production Designer)
Clark Hunter (Director of Photography)
Lee Haxall (Editor)
Frank DeMarco (Director of Photography)
Erik Stolhanske (Screenwriter)
Steve Lemme (Star)
Ralf Mueller (Star)
Nathan Barr (Composer)
Jay Chandrasekhar (Director)
Thomas Tull (Executive Producer)
Tricia Gray (Costume Designer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1 English Dolby Surround 5.1 French
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Closed Captioned,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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