YMMV / Eurotrip

  • Acceptable Targets:
    • EUROPEANS. The film is essentially a series of sketches where the protagonists interact with virtually every European stereotype you can imagine.
    • To an extent, the Americans themselves as well; Cooper is a culturally ignorant moron who just wants to have sex and do drugs, and Jamie is an overeager tourist armed with a camera, guidebook, and lots of pointless trivia on famous landmarks.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The movie pretty much runs on the promise of seeing topless European women all the time, and it does not disappoint. The trailers were also not shy about showing off Michelle Trachtenberg's bikini scene.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: During a sequence where the camera comically pans down a line at a museum, it stops and runs back to pan up and down a woman's legs. No other reason for it than the movie's love of fanservice. Could count as a Shout-Out to Tex Avery.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • There is no way in hell you would find a Manchester United fan club in London. Unless...
    • Portraying the Republic of Ireland as part of the UK probably hit many's Berserk Button. Considering how often the stereotype of Americans knowing nothing outside 'Merica is poked fun at, it's likely this was intentional.
    • Being able to leave Slovakia without their passports, as passport checks at some Schengen countries' (including Slovakia's) borders hadn't yet been abolished.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Mieke's little brother painting on a Hitler mustache and starts goose-stepping while Scotty talks to her father.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    • After spending the entire movie gushing about his new Leica M7 camera, Jamie immediately sells it so Scotty will have enough money to travel to Vatican City to meet Mieke. His justification?
      "The chateaus have been here for three hundred years. Mieke's gone in 12 hours."
    • Coop giving Jamie a bear hug before they part ways.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome 'Du bist alles was ich habe auf der Welt/du bist alles, was ich will/DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU du allein kannst mich verstehn/DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU du darfst nie mehr von mir gehn!'
  • Ear Worm:
    • You'll have the song "Scotty Doesn't Know" stuck in your head for days after watching this movie.
    • From the Manchester United members' bar scene: "My baby takes the morning train/He works from 9 to 5 and then/He takes another home again..."
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff
  • Harsher in Hindsight: After Hostel came out in 2005, it can be a little hard to watch a movie that takes the idea of a sex-crazed American backpacker getting tortured while looking to get laid in Europe and plays it for laughs. Not to mention when they stop at a hostel, where the owner goes on and on about the dangers of staying in a hostel.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The song "Scotty Doesn't Know" is all about... fucking Matt Damon.
  • Homegrown Hero: The bread and butter of the film, as a group of American tourists explores a landscape of European stereotypes.
  • Idiot Plot: Scotty also "doesn't know" about the dozens of other ways to get in touch with someone should they block your e-mail address, apparently, the simplest being just emailing her under another account. But if he did that, we wouldn't have a movie. Somewhat justified in that he does it to prove his love to her, that he's willing to come and meet her in person, which a phone call or email wouldn't accomplish.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: The European stereotypes are so blatant and over the top that they pretty much cease being offensive and Europeans can just enjoy the mocking of the stereotypes, rather than mocking of the Europeans. It also helps that Cooper is a stereotype of the culturally ignorant American tourist (and to a degree, so is everyone else), so the film takes it shots at both sides of things.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The creepy Italian who tries to molest the guys during a train ride. When they're about to go through a tunnel, the last thing you see is the Italian with a sinister smile. The next time he appears, he's nuzzling Scotty while he sleeps after possibly doing even worse off-screen.
    • The nightmare Scotty had about Mike having sex with her cousin.
  • The Woobie: Scotty during "Scotty Doesn't Know." The song is all about how his ex-girlfriend that just broke up with him has been cheating on him for who-knows-how-long with the guy singing the song (and given the Brick Joke next morning, possibly the other band members), and said song is basically a long bragging rant about all the kinky sexual things they've been doing behind his back, including having sex on his front lawn and on his birthday. And it's on graduation night at a party that the other graduates are attending, and as the band performs the song Fiona is busy doing a strip-tease on stage and rubbing herself all over the singer. The rest of the party-goers don't show Scotty any sympathy, but the viewers sure will.
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