Mikey (Josh Mitchell) loves beer ... which is not to say he's an
alcoholic or any such thing, he just loves to try all different kinds of
beers, and will not rest until he has found the perfect beer. He has come
pretty close when he happened upon eccentric brewmaster Bronsan Suds
Belton, a man who seems to be able to make amazing beer out of pretty much
anything at hand.
But then Mikey learns about the Trappist Monks of
Mount Molehill, who have dedicated their hermit-like lifestyle to brewing
the perfect, the holy beer. Mikey knows he has to taste this, and since
it's a mere two weeks to his wedding, he figures this is the last
adventure as a free man he'll ever be able to experience. So he writes a
letter to Suds to invite him and his little brother (Bruce Kade) to join
him on the expedition to the monks and their beer. On their way they pick
up a singer (Kendall Lake) and a dancer - both of whom fall for Suds'
brother -, and finally they make it to the mountain's summit to meet the
monks - but will they be willing to turn some of their beer over?
cute little short that will probably resonate the best with beer lovers,
as much of the dialogue is based on (and cleverly parodies) beer-brewing
lingo. Plus, the film is also kept alive by its beautiful - and
beautifully shot - scenery.
However, on the downside the whole thing
suffers a bit from sloppy writing - now don't get me wrong, the narration
as such is rather well-written and proves writer/director Josh Mitchell
has a way with words, and the dialogue is pointed enough to keep things
interesting ... it's just, the film pretty much lacks narrative build-up,
a proper storyarc or any real underlying conflict. Apart from the rather
hilarious punchline, the whole thing seems little more than a few guys
taking a stroll, having fun and talking beer - which is, as mentioned,
cute in a way - but one can't help but think a film about Trappist Monks
and holy beer could have been a lot more entertaining.
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