Puddle Cruiser

If you are a fan of the college/frat comedies which seem to be in abundance lately then you probably will enjoy this film. It is the first film from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, who also brought you the films 'Super Trooper' and 'Club Dread'. The troupe seems to have attracted a cult following due to their brand of zany humour and the small budgets of their films. They have garnished enough attention that one of them, director Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Trooper, Club Dread), got to direct the feature film 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. This film was made for less than $200,000, so there are no special effects to speak of in it. It is definitely a film that is character and dialogue driven. It is a film that shows you that with a little innovation and imagination you do not need a lot of money to put together a fairly funny film. There are definitely scenes which are wacky and funny, but what stood out most for me about this film is how the Broken Lizard comedy troupe avoided crass humour and made a light romantic comedy, which is unusual for college-based comedies today.

All the film's humour comes as a product of the 'chase' of the opposite sex by five college guys. Felix Bean (Steve Lemme – The Dukes of Hazzard, Open Water) sees Suzanne McKenna (Kayren Butler – The Prophecy 3: The Ascent) at a party and is immediately attracted to her. He tries to get to know her through mutual friend Emily (Alison Clapp – first film) only to find out that Suzanne is dating her high school boyfriend, Traci Shannon (Jamison Selby – Like Father Like Son). This would normally be no problem, but Traci is huge rugby player with a temper. Zack (Jay Chandrasekhar – Super Troopers, The Dukes of Hazzard) is attracted to a runner named Marjorie Fontaine (Mia Persson – first film), who has given him a phone number with only 6 digits. He now has to try and figure out what number is missing from the phone number. Friends Grogan (Kevin Heffernan – Sky High, The Dukes of Hazzard) and Matt (Paul Soter – The Dukes of Hazzard, Super Troopers), who have been arrested by campus security for breaking into the cafeteria and eating the food, continuously sabotage each others attempts to date women. Lastly, Freaky Reaky (Erik Stolhanske – The Sweetest Thing, The Dukes of Hazzard) is a guy who is stuck in the 60s, but who women seem to find irresistible.

Special Features:
-Broken Lizard Theatre: Club Dread and Super Troopers
-Featurette: Rodeo Clowns

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