March 5th, 2012
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
About the Movie
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell–based on the shocking, ridiculous and hilarious real life adventures of Tucker Max–is the story of an impromptu bachelor party gone horribly awry thanks to a midget, a fat girl, a gaggle of strippers, an overly destructive public intoxication ordinance, and the consequence of Tucker’s unflinching narcissism.
A tireless and charismatic novelty seeker, Tucker (Matt Czuchry) tricks his buddy Dan (Geoff Stults) into lying to his fiancée Kristy (Keri Lynn Pratt), so they can go to an legendary strip club three and a half hours away to celebrate Dan’s last days of bachelorhood in proper style. Tucker drags their misanthropic friend Drew (Jesse Bradford) along for the ride, and before they know it Tucker’s pursuit of a hilarious carnal interest lands Dan in serious trouble with his both the law and his future wife.
The ensuing blowout leaves Tucker uninvited to the wedding and ankle deep in a mess of his own creation. If he wants back into the wedding and the lives of his best friends, he’ll have to find a way to balance the demands of friendship with his own narcissism and selfishness.
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell marks Matt Czuchry first starring role in a feature. The film also stars Jesse Bradford (Bring It On, Romeo + Juliet) and Geoff Stults (Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up) as his best friends, Drew and Dan. Keri Lynn Pratt (Nip/Tuck, Brothers & Sisters) and Marika Dominczyk (40 Year-Old Virgin, Las Vegas) round out the cast.
Directed by Bob Gosse (Niagara, Niagara, Julie Johnson), Tucker Max and Nils Parker co-wrote the screenplay adapted from Max’s book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, which has spent four years on New York Times Bestseller list. The film is produced by Darko Entertainment’s Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm along with Max and Parker’s Rudius Films. Max Wong and Karen Firestone of Pinkslip Pictures also produced along side Aaron Ray of The Collective.
Darko Entertainment and Freestyle Releasing will release I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell on Friday, September 25. The film is Rated R by the MPAA for nudity, strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout, language and some crude material.
Scenes From the Movie
“Overall, this movie has the potential to be one of the funniest comedies of the year, with lines equaling those of Old School, Anchorman, or Superbad. Our suggestion is that you see this movie, regardless of whether you’ve read the book or not, as this is surely to provide a good laugh no matter who you are.”
Dan Ryaboy & Jon McColgan
The Bentley Vanguard | Full Review
“Though the plot is loosely based around Dan’s wedding – which will be a highly Christian ceremony thanks to his bride’s extremely religious mother — every group valuing morality will probably denounce this film. However, the dialogue is so hilariously well executed that even the most politically correct viewers won’t be able to suppress a giggle.”
The Weekend | Full Review
“The movie is right in the wheelhouse for those who are already fans of Max. It’s hilarious in spurts, suitably off-color and politically incorrect (a large portion of what passes for the movie’s plot centers around Max’s search for a midget stripper so he can sleep with her, Jesse Bradford’s character makes numerous references to killing strippers, etc.), and can out-gross any other fecal matter scene this side of Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The movie delivers the funny easily on level with The Hangover, it’s most obvious recent comparison.”
Hoopla Now | Full Review
“Some managed to take the abuse in stride while others returned to their corners visibly shaken. The defeated might claim sucker punches, but how could you not enter the venue without your dukes up? If anything, Max simply affirmed what is suggested in every word of his writing: He is an asshole, albeit a self-aware one.
That’s why a large group of people, including myself, was drawn to his book. We could abandon our finely-tuned moral compasses for a brief diversion of Tucker Max shock value. His wild memoirs contain no remorse. There is no lesson learned.
And that’s what I suppose viewers thought they’d see transposed onto the big screen. Yet, what they saw was – yuck – romance and – gasp – morals. Granted, these were tangents off the expected grotesque humor and imagery.”
Collegiate Times | Full Review
“The source material is vulgar and controversial, which — I’m guessing here — is the reason behind its success. I didn’t find the short stories to be funny, but I understood the target audience Max was going for. Judging from the crowd’s reaction, if you liked the book, you might like the movie.”
The State News | Full Review
Press & Interviews
- Time’s Most Influential List Nomination
- Dude Here’s My Book [The NY Times Article on Fratire]
- Tucker Max in a ‘Hell’ of his own making [LA Times piece on the movie]
- Rude, Crude and Coming to a Theater Near You [NY Times piece on the movie]
- Tucker Max Press Interview
- Raleigh News & Observer
- Phat Phree Interview
- Huffington Post piece about Fratire
- Harvard Crimson Interview
- Boston Globe
- Fox News Interview