Do you really need a description of what goes on in a movie called Frat
Party? Duffy is a senior who is graduating one day and getting married the
next. His fiancÚe gives him permission to skip the rehearsal dinner in order
the last big frat party. Meanwhile, her rich father is unhappy with
his daughter's morganatic marriage and schemes to get Duffy in trouble at the
party, thus keeping him from making it to the church. This frees up the
daughter to marry a guy the father approves of.
Despite what I wrote in the first sentence, this movie is actually a little different from
what you might expect from a movie named Frat Party. The actual party
encompasses only about three minutes of running time. The essence of the story is
based on whether Duffy, a reformed bad boy who found Ms Right and is really in love,
will demonstrate that he can be trusted by getting to the church on time.
Since the cast consists entirely of unfamiliar faces, it was only the
2009 date which kept me from assuming that it this was one of those
forgotten 1980's youthploitation T&A films that used to run again and again on
HBO back in the day. You could rename this Hardbodies 5, run it in a 1980s
film retrospective, and nobody would ever be the wiser. The strengths of the
film are: (1) a sympathetic and realistic leading character; (2) plenty of
T&A. The weaknesses are (1) a trite and predictable plot; (2) some poor
performances in minor roles; (3) a lack of comedy. That last one is the real
deal-breaker for me. As I see it, this kind of raunchy film needs to be funny,
and this one really isn't. Its strength - the depth of the main character -
turns out to be its weakness as well. The film just takes itself too seriously
for a film named Frat Party.
Anyway, the key point here is a copious amount of T&A. The videos are in
yesterday's edition. Here are some stills from Herr Haut.