I’m sure many of my devoted followers will recall a book review I did way back when, called “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” by Tucker Max. And if you don’t remember that, allow me to present you with this once in a lifetime gift, in the form of a link to that (fantastic) review.
Now, as it turns out, our friends in Hollywood decided that this particular book would make for a worthwhile film! I know that books being converted to film is a rare happening, so I feel we should all support these legions of book and screen at ALL times. Yes, that was coated in sarcasm.
Anyway, here’s the trailer:
While the trailer provides some laughs, and I fully intend on seeing the film (and reviewing it for you sweethearts), I can’t help but be bothered that the book was a memoir, a collection of stories, that did not follow a chronological order. So my major fear is that they try to connect them as such, all as one great big mishap of shenanigans, to leave us with a film not unlike “The Hangover.” I love that Tucker Max himself penned a screenplay, so I trust that it will follow some sort of chronological order as the events actually took place, with a few brilliant flashbacks thrown in for comedic effect.
However, I have one other problem. This film is being released in SEPTEMBER. Now, for those of you who might not be aware, there are two particular months you do NOT want a film you are looking forward to released in. Those months? January and September. January means that the film is not good en0ugh for Awards consideration, and September means it isn’t good enough to be a “Summer” movie.
Now, I’m hoping for the best but fearing the worst (A Studio cashing in on a popular book, only to butcher it’s adaptation), but hey, at least there are probably tons of boobies in this thing.