These "Beerfest" quotes flow like honeyed lager into our ears. Beer and its effects, both pleasant and painful, are adored and exemplified in this film by the Broken Lizard team. Load up on your favorite beverage and enjoy a movie about serious male bonding with these lines:
"I start to feel all cooped up in these U-Boats; I had a bad experience once." When you've got an older German in submarine, it's pretty obligatory to make a "Das Boot" reference. Whether the audience gets it because they were around back then or because they just finished another video game about World War II, this joke will find your chuckle spot. Germans are on the hunt for Americans and you've got to respect the determination, if not the accents. "Beerfest" goes after everyone, especially the protagonists, ensuring no rock is unturned and nobody makes it out unscathed.
"A high stakes game in some opium den. Turns out, these aren't the types of guys who like to lose." The innocence of this line as to the surprising competitiveness of gamblers in an underworld drug filled building will make you crack up. Sure the word "thug" rhymes with "hug" and possibly "snuggle" if you play hard and fast with the rules, but rhymes don't assuage emotions when someone loses their bank roll. "Beerfest" isn't about the suburban, bucolic side of alcohol, it's about being knee deep in the lust of alcohol and love of America.
"Looks like we got the Brits in round one. We already kicked their asses in WWII." Normally revisionist history just makes you scratch your head and wonder what drugs the revisionists are on. If history has taught us anything it's that history isn't a strong point for a lot of Americans. "Beerfest" doesn't make apologies for screwing things up; it's a celebration of American can-do attitude no matter the odds or the mistakes. So if mixing up America's enemies in World War II helps give the "Beerfest" team a competitive edge, full steam ahead. "Beerfest" proves that Revolutionary War mixups still bring the funny.
"Big deal. A suitcase full of monopoly money." Ignorance meets "Beerfest" bliss and gets to poke fun at the colorful currency of Europe. America has had green bills for so long that anything else looks ridiculous to the greenback. Euros are going to look like a scam put on by a child—all bright colors and strange pictures aren't going to fool guys who want to see the presidents they grew up with in school. The idea that a ton of money can look like a cheesy scam brings chuckles to those who've traveled and those who will never give up their place on the couch.
"Uh, we're the good guys and they're the bad guys." Sometimes the sides aren't that clear, especially if you've been competitively drinking. What matters is the winning in "Beerfest." When you mix Olympic-style contests with serious beer consumption, people are going to make mistakes on the field and in their own sodden brains. You've got to love a movie where the good guys get messed up enough to think they're the bad guys and they're still ready for the challenge.