Is Todd Philips the Road Trip King?
There have been countless movies made about a group that goes on a cross country trip and gets into all different sorts of hijinx while on the road. But, there is only one Road Trip. The movie, written and directed by Todd Phillips, is probably the best “on the road” movie ever made. The story revolves around a group of college students at Ithaca University who have make their way to Austin, Texas to prevent the main protagonist’s girlfriend from seeing the sex tape that he accidentally made while cheating on her at school. It is follows the plot line of their disturbed friend who is obsessed with feeding mice to one of the boy’s pet snake. That character is played to perfection by Tom Green.
Todd Phillips really hit the mark with this movie. It may because he has a little experience on the road himself. He had to tour extensively with ephemeral rock bank Phish while he directed the documentary about a year with the band called Bittersweet Hotel. The casting of the movie didn’t hurt either. The best move was cast DJ Qualls as the nerdy, virgin character who the boys only need for the trip because he has a car. If you like movies about the road there is no better choice than Road Trip.