Tucker Max, author of the best-selling book and now a movie, "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell," is going to be in College Park Sunday Aug. 30. He and the film's co-writer, Nils Parker, will do a & A after a 7 p.m. screening of the film at Loews Center Park, 4001 Powder Mill Road in College Park.
In this work Max, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Duke University law school, tells tales of his beery adventures and sexual escapades. The New York Times called his writing as "the male equivalent of highly hawkable chick lit."
Reviews of the book on Amazon were not glowing. One reviewer likened him to Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of "Prozac Nation." They are both products of an Internet/YouTube generation who seek an antidote to meaningless by embracing absolute meaningless ."
Another said of Max, he is as an " alcoholic, sex-crazed, extroverted (expletive-deleted) . But for some reason I am fascinated by him."
I have not read the book nor seen the movie.
But this got me wondering about beer movies.
I found a listing of the five greatest beer movies on the Web site Digital City. Its criteria was that the movie had to either "feature great beer games or that the movie would have no story without beer. "
Do you know these films?
What do you think of the list? Any missing?
What are your favorite beer movies?