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28th Apr '15 8:13:32 AM Lullabee
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1st Jul '13 8:04:40 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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1st Feb '13 10:39:46 AM erforce
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[[caption-width:299:Love is never having to say you're sorry you made a sex tape with a woman then mailed it to your girlfriend.]]

Born in the white-hot fury of the late-90s, early 2000s teen-sex-comedy boom, Road Trip is the story of young Josh Parker and the consequences of one night's craziness. Josh's long-term, long-distance girlfriend Tiffany has got silent on him, and so, believing she is dumping him, he accepts the advances of the beautiful Beth Wagner. The next morning, after Beth has left, Josh's friends E.L., Rubin Carver and Barry Manilow (not ''that'' Barry Manilow) come to investigate. Josh reveals that Beth videotaped their amorous adventures, evidence that his friends demand to see. [[UnfortunateItemSwap Of course, the tape sitting on the TV contains a romantic message Josh recorded for Tiffany - the "Beth tape" is in an envelope winging its way to Austin, Texas.]] Right as this realisation sinks in, the phone rings - it's Tiffany, apologising for not answering Josh's calls, as her beloved grandfather just died suddenly. Josh realises there's only one option - get to Austin before the envelope and prevent Tiffany from ever seeing it.

Thus begins the wacky adventures of Josh, E.L., Rubin and Kyle - the one who actually owns the car - as they travel 1800 miles to try and save Josh's relationship. A quest that will take them through jumping broken bridges in a Ford Taurus, pretending to be members of a national black fraternity, stealing a schoolbus from a blind chick and discovering why you shouldn't send food back at greasy-spoon diners.

It is one of [[Film/TheHangover Todd Phillip's]] earliest films.

Got followed up by an unrelated straight to DVD sequel in 2009 called ''Road Trip: Beer Pong'' which focused on a road trip to a beer pong tournament. It only features one significant cast member from the first film (DJ Qualls).
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!!Provides examples of:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Purely for the purpose of selling the results for gas money.
* AllMenArePerverts: Mentioned in the ShowerScene by a topless woman.
* AllStarCast
* AssShove: Happens to E.L. at the sperm bank when he asks the nurse for "assistance". It does provide him with the [[JizzedInMyPants best orgasm he's ever had.]] This is even given a CallBack at the end of the movie when he's bent over again, this time asking for three fingers.
* BachelorAuction: One of the extremely rare bachelorette versions, although the auctioneer is careful to point out that purchasing the woman in question in no way confers any suggestion that sex will result.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Rubin and E.L. list off reasons in an attempt to [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught justify Josh's cheating on Tiffany]]. And then comes [[BestialityIsDepraved Kyle's turn]]...
* ButtMonkey: Poor Kyle.
* CatapultNightmare: Josh has one when staying at the Manilows'. He has a second one in a deleted extension of that scene.
* CloudCuckoolander: Barry. Witness both The Feeding and the Animal Song. Plus, of course, the RunningGag of "Austin... Massachusetts?"
* CoolOldGuy: Grandpa Manilow
* DontTryThisAtHome: Even if the Taurus hadn't mysteriously exploded, the impact would almost certainly have destroyed the chassis and suspension.
* EruditeStoner: Rubin smokes pot regularly, but is neither brain-fried nor paranoid. In fact, he is intelligent, polite and clean-cut. Erudite, to the point of being able to bluff his way into the Xi Chi frat house - despite it being a national black fraternity.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Jumping a broken bridge with a Ford Taurus, the group is dismayed when the wheels fall off. They start to hike to find help - when the car explodes.
* FanService: An unusual LeaningOnTheFourthWall variety. See ShowerScene.
** And, of course, AmySmart topless.
* FollowingTheLeader: A strange example - this film came only two years after ''OvernightDelivery'' and has an very similar plot, but ''Overnight Delivery'' was a direct-to-video release, hardly a big success. If there were a little less space between them it would be DuelingMovies.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** Josh is sanguine
** E.L. is choleric
** Kyle is melancholic
** Rubin is phlegmatic
* TheGruntingOrgasm: E.L. during a... special medical inspection.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Josh and Beth are a couple in RatRace, and [[AmericanPie Stifler]] is here too.
* KnightTemplarParent: Kyle's dad.
* MaleGaze: During the ShowerScene, a woman is explaining how AllMenArePerverts. As she continues the explaination the camera zooms in on her breasts, until they're all we can see. When another girl picks up the thread of her complaints, the camera pans over to her - still with an extremely tight focus on her breasts.
* NippleAndDimed: Boobs!
* LongDistanceRelationship: Josh and Tiffany have one.
* PapaWolf: Kyle's insanely strict father takes this one a bit too far.
* TheQuest
* RoadMovie: Unsurprisingly.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Kyle experiences this after scoring with Rhonda. It allows him to stand up to his father.
* ShowerScene: Described by one of the characters and shown to the viewer - put on pause when an actual woman questioned it, the question is Hand Waved and we return to naked goodness.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[JerkAss Jacob]] is a very creepy example of this when it comes to Beth.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Kyle and Rhonda.
* UnfortunateItemSwap: With the video tapes. There would have been no plot without it.
* UnfortunateNames: Barry's last name is revealed about halfway through to be "Manilow".
* UnratedEdition: Minor changes, mostly the extension of the ShowerScene.
* UnreliableNarrator: The main story is told through the eyes of Barry, a campus tour guide who's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} not playing with a full deck]]. As such, the story has some highly improbable elements.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: The boys of Xi Chi plant a Klan hood on Kyle, accusing him of bigotry. When Kyle faints in terror, the boys reveal it to be a prank and a loud party ensues.
* WaferThinMint: Scott's character demonstrates he can spit across a ten-foot wide broken bridge. He did, but causing the other end of the bridge to collapse from his spit.
* WildTeenParty: A relatively mild example near the beginning, with a good-natured "girl auction" taking place in the front room and an least one group upstairs experimenting with lesbianism and group sex.
* YouHaveWaitedLongEnough: E.L. does this on Josh, directing him to Beth.

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Road_Trip_movie_8578.jpg
[[caption-width:299:Love is never having to say you're sorry you made a sex tape with a woman then mailed it to your girlfriend.]]

Born in the white-hot fury of the late-90s, early 2000s teen-sex-comedy boom, Road Trip is the story of young Josh Parker and the consequences of one night's craziness. Josh's long-term, long-distance girlfriend Tiffany has got silent on him, and so, believing she is dumping him, he accepts the advances of the beautiful Beth Wagner. The next morning, after Beth has left, Josh's friends E.L., Rubin Carver and Barry Manilow (not ''that'' Barry Manilow) come to investigate. Josh reveals that Beth videotaped their amorous adventures, evidence that his friends demand to see. [[UnfortunateItemSwap Of course, the tape sitting on the TV contains a romantic message Josh recorded for Tiffany - the "Beth tape" is in an envelope winging its way to Austin, Texas.]] Right as this realisation sinks in, the phone rings - it's Tiffany, apologising for not answering Josh's calls, as her beloved grandfather just died suddenly. Josh realises there's only one option - get to Austin before the envelope and prevent Tiffany from ever seeing it.

Thus begins the wacky adventures of Josh, E.L., Rubin and Kyle - the one who actually owns the car - as they travel 1800 miles to try and save Josh's relationship. A quest that will take them through jumping broken bridges in a Ford Taurus, pretending to be members of a national black fraternity, stealing a schoolbus from a blind chick and discovering why you shouldn't send food back at greasy-spoon diners.

It is one of [[Film/TheHangover Todd Phillip's]] earliest films.

Got followed up by an unrelated straight to DVD sequel in 2009 called ''Road Trip: Beer Pong'' which focused on a road trip to a beer pong tournament. It only features one significant cast member from the first film (DJ Qualls).
----
!!Provides examples of:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Purely for the purpose of selling the results for gas money.
* AllMenArePerverts: Mentioned in the ShowerScene by a topless woman.
* AllStarCast
* AssShove: Happens to E.L. at the sperm bank when he asks the nurse for "assistance". It does provide him with the [[JizzedInMyPants best orgasm he's ever had.]] This is even given a CallBack at the end of the movie when he's bent over again, this time asking for three fingers.
* BachelorAuction: One of the extremely rare bachelorette versions, although the auctioneer is careful to point out that purchasing the woman in question in no way confers any suggestion that sex will result.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Rubin and E.L. list off reasons in an attempt to [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught justify Josh's cheating on Tiffany]]. And then comes [[BestialityIsDepraved Kyle's turn]]...
* ButtMonkey: Poor Kyle.
* CatapultNightmare: Josh has one when staying at the Manilows'. He has a second one in a deleted extension of that scene.
* CloudCuckoolander: Barry. Witness both The Feeding and the Animal Song. Plus, of course, the RunningGag of "Austin... Massachusetts?"
* CoolOldGuy: Grandpa Manilow
* DontTryThisAtHome: Even if the Taurus hadn't mysteriously exploded, the impact would almost certainly have destroyed the chassis and suspension.
* EruditeStoner: Rubin smokes pot regularly, but is neither brain-fried nor paranoid. In fact, he is intelligent, polite and clean-cut. Erudite, to the point of being able to bluff his way into the Xi Chi frat house - despite it being a national black fraternity.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Jumping a broken bridge with a Ford Taurus, the group is dismayed when the wheels fall off. They start to hike to find help - when the car explodes.
* FanService: An unusual LeaningOnTheFourthWall variety. See ShowerScene.
** And, of course, AmySmart topless.
* FollowingTheLeader: A strange example - this film came only two years after ''OvernightDelivery'' and has an very similar plot, but ''Overnight Delivery'' was a direct-to-video release, hardly a big success. If there were a little less space between them it would be DuelingMovies.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** Josh is sanguine
** E.L. is choleric
** Kyle is melancholic
** Rubin is phlegmatic
* TheGruntingOrgasm: E.L. during a... special medical inspection.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Josh and Beth are a couple in RatRace, and [[AmericanPie Stifler]] is here too.
* KnightTemplarParent: Kyle's dad.
* MaleGaze: During the ShowerScene, a woman is explaining how AllMenArePerverts. As she continues the explaination the camera zooms in on her breasts, until they're all we can see. When another girl picks up the thread of her complaints, the camera pans over to her - still with an extremely tight focus on her breasts.
* NippleAndDimed: Boobs!
* LongDistanceRelationship: Josh and Tiffany have one.
* PapaWolf: Kyle's insanely strict father takes this one a bit too far.
* TheQuest
* RoadMovie: Unsurprisingly.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Kyle experiences this after scoring with Rhonda. It allows him to stand up to his father.
* ShowerScene: Described by one of the characters and shown to the viewer - put on pause when an actual woman questioned it, the question is Hand Waved and we return to naked goodness.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[JerkAss Jacob]] is a very creepy example of this when it comes to Beth.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Kyle and Rhonda.
* UnfortunateItemSwap: With the video tapes. There would have been no plot without it.
* UnfortunateNames: Barry's last name is revealed about halfway through to be "Manilow".
* UnratedEdition: Minor changes, mostly the extension of the ShowerScene.
* UnreliableNarrator: The main story is told through the eyes of Barry, a campus tour guide who's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} not playing with a full deck]]. As such, the story has some highly improbable elements.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: The boys of Xi Chi plant a Klan hood on Kyle, accusing him of bigotry. When Kyle faints in terror, the boys reveal it to be a prank and a loud party ensues.
* WaferThinMint: Scott's character demonstrates he can spit across a ten-foot wide broken bridge. He did, but causing the other end of the bridge to collapse from his spit.
* WildTeenParty: A relatively mild example near the beginning, with a good-natured "girl auction" taking place in the front room and an least one group upstairs experimenting with lesbianism and group sex.
* YouHaveWaitedLongEnough: E.L. does this on Josh, directing him to Beth.
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6th Jan '13 10:05:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Rubin and E.L. list off reasons in an attempt to [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught justify Josh's cheating on Tiffany]]. And then comes [[ButYouScrewOneGoat Kyle's turn]]...

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Rubin and E.L. list off reasons in an attempt to [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught justify Josh's cheating on Tiffany]]. And then comes [[ButYouScrewOneGoat [[BestialityIsDepraved Kyle's turn]]...
15th Dec '12 7:47:47 PM captainpat
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* {{BBW}}: The aptly-named Big Rhonda is portrayed by a real-life plus size model.
16th Aug '12 2:47:36 PM rt2012
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* KnightTemplarParent: Kyle's dad.
11th Aug '12 12:15:54 AM JRPictures
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* MoralEventHorizon: Jacob was merely a creepy God-botherer until he pretended to be Josh's professor on the phone and tricked him into thinking he had an extension on the crucial midterm.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Danny Pudi a.k.a. [[Series/{{Community}} Abed]] is Arash in the sequel.
11th Aug '12 12:14:41 AM JRPictures
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It is one of [[Film/TheHangover Todd Phillip's]] earliest films.

Got followed up by an unrelated straight to DVD sequel in 2009 called ''Road Trip: Beer Pong'' which focused on a road trip to a beer pong tournament. It only features one significant cast member from the first film (DJ Qualls).


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* RetroactiveRecognition: Danny Pudi a.k.a. [[Series/{{Community}} Abed]] is Arash in the sequel.
26th Jun '12 4:54:54 AM MidnightRambler
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* UnfortunateItemSwap: With the video tapes. There would have been no plot without it.
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