I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

January 3rd, 2009


I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

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I Hope They Serve Beer in HellStill of Jesse Bradford and Matt Czuchry in I Hope They Serve Beer in HellTraci Lords at event of I Hope They Serve Beer in HellStill of Matt Czuchry in I Hope They Serve Beer in HellStill of Jesse Bradford and Matt Czuchry in I Hope They Serve Beer in HellStill of Jesse Bradford and Matt Czuchry in I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

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

Director: Bob Gosse

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

Jesse Bradford - Drew
Matt Czuchry - Tucker Max
Geoff Stults - Dan
Keri Lynn Pratt - Kristy
Marika Dominczyk - Lara
Traci Lords - Connie
Meagen Fay - Mrs. Jorgens
Susie Abromeit - Leslie
Edward Hibbert - Professor
Tim Huck - Cop #1
Lex D. Geddings - Cop #2 (as Lex Geddings)
Yvette Yates - Deaf Girl
Lauren Fain - Friend #1
Alison Costello - Amy (as Ali Costello)
Derek Wayne Johnson - Friend #2


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2009

Filming Locations: Louisiana, USA

Opening Weekend: $366,909 (USA) (27 September 2009) (120 Screens)

Gross: $1,425,993 (USA) (8 November 2009)

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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.

Continuity: During the car ride in which the characters have the "pancakewich" discussion, the sky goes from night to daylight between shots.

Drew: 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!

User Review

Worst Movie of 2009

Rating: 1/10

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 well.

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 chuckles.

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.


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