But it's not just the trip that provides the laughs. The film is sort of narrated by the hilarious Tom Green of MTV fame as he shows a group around the campus of the University of Ithica while meandering from his duties to tell the tale of "Road Trip." When one of his tour takes issue with a plot point, complaining that in the real world women don't walk around their communal bathrooms naked, Green, who has described the scene in loving detail, tells his critic to shut up. "This is my story," he says.
And the scene involving Green, a mouse, a python and a nasty teaching assistant is destined to become a classic. With the right scripts and direction, Green could easily become the next Jim Carrey.
There is a direct lineage between "Animal House" and "Road Trip." "House" producer Ivan Reitman saw "Road Trip" helmer/writer Todd Phillips' documentary "Frat House" at Sundance and put the "Road Trip" wheels in motion, which included him executive producing. The car keys have been confidently passed to a new generation. Starring Breckin Meyer, Sean William Scott and Amy Smart. Directed by Todd Phillips. Written by Todd Phillips & Scot Armstrong. Produced by Daniel Goldberg and Joe Medjuck. A DreamWorks release. Comedy. Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drug use. Running time: 94 min