I Hope They Serve Beer in HellJanuary 3, 2009
A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party. Based on Tucker Max's best-seller "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell".
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 5.2/10 (4,764 voted)
Critic's Score: 26/100
Stars: Matt Czuchry, Geoff Stults, Jesse Bradford
Tucker decides to take an impromptu trip to celebrate his friend's bachelor party. He drags his friend into a lie with his fiancée, gets him into trouble and then abandons him in order to pursue a hilarious carnal interest. Tucker is disinvited to the wedding, and in order to get back in, Tucker has to find a way to balance his narcissism with the demands of friendship.
Writers: Nils Parker, Tucker Max
Keri Lynn Pratt
Lex D. Geddings
(as Lex Geddings)
(as Ali Costello)
Derek Wayne Johnson
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Release Date: 3 Jan 2009
Filming Locations: Louisiana, USA
Opening Weekend: $366,909
(27 September 2009)
(8 November 2009)
Did You Know?
The bartender that Tucker is making fun of and says he "already fingered" the cocktail waitress is comedian Bill Dawes, who partook in real life Tucker Max's 31 city movie premier tour.
During the car ride in which the characters have the "pancakewich" discussion, the sky goes from night to daylight between shots.
Oh, I'm onto your game, De Nils. Diamonds are worthless other than the value attached to them by the silly tramps you have brain washed into thinking that diamonds equal love. Guess what, sluts? Your quest for the perfect princess cut supports terrorism and genocide. Congratulations, your avarice has managed to destroy an entire continent!
Worst Movie of 2009
Having read the book a couple of years ago, I followed the movie's
production blog with great excitement.
Tucker mentioned possible Oscar nomination for the script, more than
$200M at the box office and revolutionizing Hollywood.
I walked into the theater with 2 other male friends in late 20s – both
lawyers, one of whom actually went to Duke. We'd been in the bar for an
hour before hand so in merry mood after several beers. One of the guys
just picked up the bar girl he'd been after for months, so cause to
celebrate. I love independent movies. Edgy scripts. Darkness and the
anti-Hollywood approach. Swingers is one of my favorite comedies in the
ilk. The perfect movie for the perfect evening …
There were 4 other people in the cinema. Hmmm. It did not seem to bode
And the movie begins. I began with a grin on my face, prepared to laugh
my ass off throughout.
About 40 mins in, I was still waiting to laugh. One of my friends, who
hadn't read the book, was yawning. Two of the others in the cinema got
up and left.
So, let me cut a long story short: Poor script. Underlit. Cheap grain.
Little empathy for any of the characters; no redeeming qualities
whatsoever. The story arc fell totally flat. I could live with all that
if the thing was actually FUNNY. Alas, I managed a couple of forced
We left the cinema with me having to apologize to my friend for having
put him through the boredom. We should have carried on drinking in the
bar instead of wasting our time on this film.
Tucker tipped this as a classic of our time. I'm not even sure it would
have merited a straight to DVD release. He said it would top The
Hangover in both acclaim, artistic merit and box office. Half a billion
dollars later, wide critical and audience reception, and marked as one
of the best comedies of the year, if he'd put that sentence in the
script, it would have been the funniest line in the whole movie.