"Sounds like you guys fancy yourselves as drinkers, eh?"
"Yeah maybe just a little bit, I think we just beat the Irish"
'Hot Tub Time Machine') we're gonna take a look at a film that holds a little more importance than you'd think: 'Beerfest'. Sometimes writers (JD Salinger), musicians (Jackson C Frank) and even filmmakers (Charles Laughton) have that ONE stroke of genius in their career and can never tap in to that genius again or live up to expectation. Sometimes those artists never try again and stop with their one masterpiece while other artists keep trying and trying to match their one "hit" and can never top it or even come close. The film career of "Broken Lizard" (the comedy troupe responsible for hits like 'Super Troopers' and flops like 'Club Dread') falls in to the latter category. Many people feel that 'Super Troopers' is their "catcher in the rye" and just about everything they've done since has been pretty bad. For the most part that's actually true but... 'Beerfest' stands as the one (and only) piece of evidence that proves that Broken Lizard isn't a one hit wonder. Sure its not a masterpiece like 'Super Troopers' but then again how many comedies in this day and age have come close to touching the comedic genius of that movie? You'd think the minds behind something like 'Super Troopers' who came up with stuff like the "meow scene" or the horny German couple would be able to produce non stop hits one after the other. But their follow-up; 'Club Dread' - a satirical comedy/horror about a serial killer murdering people on an island, was one of the biggest disappointments in years. Seriously, I think I laughed a total of 2-1/2 times while watching that. Then there was 'Puddle Cruiser' - Broken Lizard's early film from the late 90's which got released AFTER they gained popularity. Although 'Puddle Cruiser' has elements of 'Super Troopers' in it (both films are about a gang of irresponsible cops played by the same actors) I still only laughed 2-1/2 times. Both film were such letdowns that I didn't even bother to give 'Beerfest' a chance when it first came out. But after what's probably my 20th time watching it, I can honestly say I'm a fan...
Highlights from 'Beerfest' include the scene where the team goes to pick up Barry only to find out he's been working as a male prostitute, lines like; "I wanna put my dick in it" (after tasting the most delicious beer ever) or "I've been shittin' pancakes ever since" and Will Forte's overall presence.