Mardi Gras: Spring Break
|Mardi Gras: Spring Break|
|Directed by||Phil Dornfield|
|Written by||Josh Heald|
|Edited by||Mark Scheib|
|Distributed by||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
Mardi Gras: Spring Break is a 2011 comedy/road trip film. It stars Nicholas D'Agosto, Josh Gad, Bret Harrison, Arielle Kebbel, Danneel Harris, Regina Hall, and Carmen Electra. It is directed by Phil Dornfield. The film follows a trio of senior college students who visit New Orleans during the Mardi Gras season.
Originally shot in 2008 as Max's Mardi Gras, it was scheduled for release by Sony Pictures' Screen Gems division. It was shelved until September 2011, when Samuel Goldwyn Films released it in select cities.
Three best friends Mike (Nicholas D'Agosto), Bump (Josh Gad), and Scottie (Bret Harrison) in search of a booze-fueled sexcapade find their way to Mardi Gras for boobs, beads and brews along with Mike's clingy girlfriend Erica (Danneel Harris).
- Nicholas D'Agosto as Mike
- Josh Gad as Bump
- Bret Harrison as Scottie
- Arielle Kebbel as Lucy
- Danneel Harris as Erica
- Regina Hall as Ann Marie
- Carmen Electra as herself
- Becky O'Donohue as Cousin Janice
- Jessie O'Donohue as Cousin Janine
- Jessica Heap as Oyster Chick
- Julin Jean as Sarah
- Gary Grubbs as Mr. Duluth
- Denise Williamson as Samantha
- J. Patrick McNamara as Professor Fleischman
- Danni Lang as Maxim Model
- Stephanie Honore as Bourbon Street Girl
- Marcelle Baer as Oyster Girl #1
Shockya panned the film, writing "There is some piecemeal — though very minuscule, it must be stressed – charm to some of Gad’s energetic rants, and a riff about cowboy costumes having “jumped the gay shark” is mildly amusing. Otherwise, however, this is a movie which tries to wring its meager laughs from a scene in which shit literally hits the fan. Josh Heald’s script is a recycled bunch of road trip cliches, and never very funny ones at that."
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