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The Real Cancun [Import]

Benjamin Fletcher , Nicole Frilot , Rick de Oliveira    R (Restricted)   DVD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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Compress a season's worth of MTV's The Real World into 90 minutes, marry it to a Girls Gone Wild video, and basically you've got The Real Cancun, an ambitious if unwieldy effort to extract a feature film from bawdy footage of a spring break spent in sunny Mexico. Created by The Real World's production team, Cancun tosses 16 attractive college kids into an unrestrained, endless party in paradise, where the waves are majestic, the booze flows freely, and wanton sex-—despite free-form nudity and ample opportunity--proves a surprisingly elusive dream. The trouble here is that a lot of spaghetti was thrown at the wall, but none of it sticks: There are too many people, not enough time to develop compelling individual stories or relationship cycles, and an unwillingness among most of the cast to make a leap from relaxed licentiousness to uncensored lust. In other words, there's no payoff anywhere. --Tom Keogh

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1.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it really is that bad Jan. 11 2004
This movie could have worked if someone bothered to edit it. It's like a Girls Gone Wild video with a plot imposed on it --- except that the plot is hard to find. It revolves around a guy named Alan who shows up as a virgin drinker. He doesn't want to party with everyone else, but then he finally gives in, gets loaded and steals the spotlight from everyone else. Viva alcohol!
It's the "everyone else" that makes the movie so bad. There's one guy in a headband who somehow splits into TWO guys with a headband. At some point, I realized that two of the principal partiers looked almost exactly the same. Then, for some reason, a woman gets very angry at a guy because another woman is sitting on his lap. The filmmakers decided that this moment has a lot drama, so they show it over and over. One of the worst moments involves a black guy who spends the entire movie begging a woman for sex. For some reason, the filmmakers think this kind of thing is entertaining. But it isn't. The whole movie is an annoying mess.
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1.0 out of 5 stars just bad.... Dec 9 2003
A film by Rick de Oliveira
The Real Cancun is brought to us by the good folks who gave us MTV's The Real World. In this movie, MTV takes 16 college aged students on a spring break to Cancun. They are put up in a house and they are filmed for the length of their stay. This film has been rated R for "strong sexuality/nudity, language and partying." This is a reality film in the vein of The Real World. We get to see 16 real college students partying on spring break. We expect that we'll see more sex, nudity, and cursing than we get on The Real World. There is more of each, but the movie (such as it is) fails where The Real World succeeds.
Part of the tagline for this movie reads "Anything can happen on Spring Break-and it did!" Perhaps anything did happen, but the problem is that this "anything" was boring. Watching The Real World, we get to find out who these people are and we can begin to be interested in what happens to the kids on The Real World. I understand that The Real Cancun is only an hour and a half for the entire film (rather than multiple hour long episodes), but it suffers from not allowing the viewer to identify with any of the kids on Spring Break. Actually, the movie suffers from a lot more than just that, but the lack of identification was a biggie. Since I had no idea who more than half of the kids were, I didn't care what happened to them. By the end, I was able to recognize a small handful of them, but I just didn't care.
Something else that was done well on the Real World was that every episode had a storyline running through it, and with editing, we were brought along that storyline. There was nothing in The Real Cancun. It was a collection of scenes featuring the same people, but nothing more than that.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What the hell is this Oct. 12 2003
I have no idea who on Earth gave this 'movie' the green light to being made.
It is absolutely sickening and appalling that they actually promote such idiotic behavior in such popular media these days.
This is a plotless piece of garbage is just a horrible idiotic filmshots of a bunch of repulsive college students who go to Cancun and go on major alcoholic binge-drinking to an absolutely sickening degree. What makes it so cool to get drunk? Maybe I sound a little too overreactive to this crap but I lost a friend in an alcohol-related accident years back so I have grief at the sad state of the entertainment industry, promoting this awful behavior in these movies.
I can enjoy a great vacation to Cancun.......without resorting to any alcoholic drinking sprees.
The so-called 'hot chicks' as many proclaim, are not attractive at all. In fact, they are repulsive. Even the guys are absolutely repulsive to look at.
Drinking, and sex make a terrible and even fatal combination. Alcohol does not increase your sexual desire, nor improve your sex lives. It instead will suppress your sexual desires and ultimately ruin a lot more than just a good and healthy sex life.
I'm a college student, in the same age area as the cast of "The Real Cancun" but I am absolutely offended and saddened at the pathetic state that the entertainment industry has sunk to.
Then again, I shouldn't be so upset as they got what they deserved with this movie failing miserably at the box office. Perhaps it's a sign that our society, while still seamingly a mudhole of idiocity in many places, is beginning to wake up and realize that such immature, disgusting, vile, and absolutely insulting reality show garbage like this is destined to be tossed into the caverns of shame.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless Aug. 14 2003
This movie (and I use the term loosely) is utterly pointless. Instead of an entertaining romp, the filmmakers have given us the longest parental advisory of all time. I am sure the families of these kids are pretty darn embarrassed (especially the parents of the twins Brittany and Roxanne ... I wouldn't be surprised if their folks took them out of college and forced them into a convent.) The situations are contrived and don't even seem real (guy comes to spring break in his glasses and never having touched alcohol and does one shot, and blammy! He's a man for the ages.) There is a young women named Sky who is very dull and only gives long "what are you talking about?" looks while we endure the most boring flirtation of all time. There are the cookie-cutter blonde girls whom you can't even tell apart who only seem interested in sex and wear cheap eye shadow (and one of them actually says, "I thought you were different.") The guys are supposed to be studly, but are just wretched (one of them clearly tweezes and shapes his eyebrows) and don't get me started on the guy who is an aspiring model; he comes across as one of the most disgusting of them all. Instead of being light-hearted, this is a depressing movie to be avoided at all costs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovin it
i don't see how people can't like this, the people that don't like this movie must not party a lot. This movie is just like one long awsome party, if you love to party a lot(like... Read more
Published on March 22 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars True American Life!
This movie was awe inspiring. I watched it and finally understood the "Gerneration X". I have always thought that they were kids who didn't know what they were doing and... Read more
Published on Feb. 9 2004 by MusicalGenius
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Dull...
This film (if you can call it that) was passable, nothing brilliant though, and sometimes remarkably mundane. Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was great!
I really liked watching this movie. It was funny and entertaining. If they would have a censored version of the DVD, I'd buy it. Jeremy and Matt were hott. Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars a pointless piece of crap
this is just fuel for all those desperate high schoolers whod sell their soul to satan to drink and party throughout their entire college career than except a $16,000's worth of... Read more
Published on Jan. 12 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Harmless fun
I can't for the life of me understand why the people who gave this movie 1 star would even bother watching this in the first place. Read more
Published on Jan. 2 2004 by Dean G Schultz
5.0 out of 5 stars A real laugh and a fresh change from Hollywood tradition!
The'REAL CANCUN'had a relatively short screening time in Australian cinemas, and as a result is not widely known, however any Aussies I know that did get to see it absolutely loved... Read more
Published on Dec 27 2003 by M. Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars So Bad Its Good!!
I knwo that many people hated this flick, but I thought it was great. Lots of trampy people tramping around, dumb drunk men saying dumb drunk things, and the infamous virgin who... Read more
Published on Dec 16 2003 by Krystyna Kouri
4.0 out of 5 stars Better then exected
I went into this DVD with very low expectations, and I found myself pleasantly surprised. What I thought would be a 1-star movie turned into an interesting reality show. Read more
Published on Dec 10 2003 by P. Solinger
1.0 out of 5 stars uh-huh....this movie sucks
ok I get the beer and the chicks but what the shiznay. a piece of junk within a piece of junk. dont waste your time, steer clear and if you liked this movie then your the person... Read more
Published on Dec 3 2003 by Michael Bolts
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