THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER
Director: Peter Farrelly
Starring: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Jake Picking, Bill Murray, Kyle Allen, Archie Renaux, Joe Adler
Some true stories seem too wild and unbelievable to be true. Thus is the case for the new film The Greatest Beer Run Ever, but I do assure you, that it is based on a very true story. Zac Efron leads the film as Jon “Chickie” Donohue. It’s 1967 in New York and the Vietnam War continues to rage on dividing the country’s opinions along the way. Chickie has friends serving, while he lives at home drinking beers with his buddies at the local bar. His dad thinks he’s lazy and going nowhere in life. He’s very protective of the troops and wants people to respect them despite the anti-war sentiment around him. He’s frequently asked “What are you doing to help them?” as a counter to how vocal he is without the actions to back up his opinion. Then the light bulb goes off. Thanks to an idea from the local bartender, he hops a boat to Vietnam with a duffle bag full of beer hoping to find his friends and offer a bit of thanks for their service.
Here’s my review