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Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards



No actual Europeans were harmed in the making of this film.

Directed by: Jeff Schaffer

Written by: Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer

Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester, Kristin Kreuk, Matt Damon

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2004 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations: to be announced February 27, 2005  

  • Awards: to be announced April 2005


  • Viewers: to be announced April 2005

  • Average Rating: to be announced April 2005

  • Weighted Rank: to be announced April 2005


After Scott's girlfriend dumps him on graduation day and he discovers that his German pen pal is actually a hot girl, he and three of his friends head to Europe to try to track down the girl.

Although Joanna Lumley's nomination for Best Cameo came as a bit of a surprise since her scene was cut from the film (though it appears in outtakes during the theatrical run's closing credits), Matt Damon's cameo nod was both deserved and predicted. The original song "Scotty Doesn't Know" that he performs is also probably one of the best-integrated songs and a worthy nominee in its own right. Listen to a sample of the song to judge.




This film is in the teen hijinks style of "Road Trip" and the "American Pie" series. So if you can't stand the genre, don't even bother. But if there are times when you can enjoy that sort of film, then this is one of the better ones of the bunch. Perhaps because it's European? Perhaps because it has an attractive cast? Some will criticize the film for being xenophobic and anti-Catholic, for it does play on American stereotypes of Europe and has a final scene in the Vatican that many may find objectionable. But while I'm just as capable of getting on a "politically correct" soapbox, and generally have a low tolerance for low-brow humor, I really enjoyed this film. It's one of my "guilty pleasures" of 2004.

My Rating: 6

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