THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER MOVIE REVIEW
There’s this fine center line that one can ride while drinking copious amounts of alcohol. It’s basically like purgatory for your sobriety. On one side, you’re not drunk enough. Which means you are still capable of making smart decisions. Go to the other side of the line, you’re a stumbling idiot singing Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” But if one can manage to walk that fine line, you split the realities of being drunk but still acute in critical thinking. This is where Chickie Donahue (Zac Efron) was when he decided to bring a beer to all his friends who were serving in Vietnam. This is 1967 America. Most people believed in crushing communism because it’s what they were told by their government. From Chickie’s point of view, we’re doing what’s right for the world, and our soldiers deserve a beer for everything they have sacrificed. Chickie hops on a civilian work ship and heads to Vietnam. He does find a lot of his friends, but over time, realizes that what we’re fighting for is all mixed up. Today T.C. Drew, and Chad all throw on Hawaiian shirts to make it look like we’re CIA. It’s hot in Vietnam.
DIRECTED BY: Peter Farrelly
STARRING: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Jack Picking, Kyle Allen, Will Ropp, Archie Renaux, Will Hochman, Matt Cook, Kevin K. Tran, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Bill Murray, Christopher Red Brown, Joe Adler, Macgregor Arney, Hal Cumpston, Kristin Carey, Paul Adelstein, Shirleyann Kaladjian, Omari K. Chancellor, Goya Robles
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
Drew Tinnin (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Deliberations of Doom)
Drew Tinnin is a Rondo Award nominated interviewer and critic who has worked at SiriusXM’s Fangoria Radio and Fangoria magazine in NYC, as well as the London-based Dazed Digital. Currently a regular contributor to the Dread Central Network, he’s excited to join up with some old friends and other film fans on One of Us as a new contributor to Screener Squad.
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