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Teams from around the world square off in Beerfest.


Stars: M.C. Gainey, Paul Soter, Eric Stolhanske

Director: Jay Chandraesekhar

Rating; R

*** (out of five)

Venture into most university residences across the country and the male student population will undoubtedly possess a collection of films that they revere and quote ad nauseam.

These are their pre-drinking movies and Beerfest could very well be added to that sacred list of go-to films.

It has gratuitous toplessness, egregious amounts of beer consumption, crude jokes involving everything from gay male prostitution to bestiality and a series of death-defying beer drinking competitions.

When American brothers Todd and Jan Wolfhouse (Erik Stolhanske and Paul Soter) venture to Germany to spread the ashes of their brew master grandfather at Oktoberfest, they inadvertently stumble on an underground beer games competition known as Beerfest.

After being beaten by the German team, the brothers return to the U.S. to assemble a crack squad of beer drinkers (Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme) to win the Beerfest title and restore the United States to its No. 1 drinking position at the global beer table.

The jokes are original and funny enough to elevate Beerfest into a league all its own.

The story arc is hardly original, but the beer references and stupid antics are sure to keep audiences rolling in the aisles.

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