I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Reviews
Whether purposeful of not, Max shows us the dark side of the overpriliged sexist party culture that is everywhere in America. We came to have a good time, but leave the movie with a deep, dark sadness after seeing what a meaningless life people like Tucker Max have.
The movie is not a comedy but a curious dark tragedy. Think of the story in the tradition of Bukowski or Hunter Thompson. The interest is to see how deep and dark people can fall, and what we learn about ourselves in viewing this.
Of course, probably this movie was intended to be funny and cool, and just discovers this bizarre world as Max is awful at making film. Apologies to Bukowski and Thompson for mentioning both in the same line as Max, as those are actually good authors and worthy human beings.
But still, one has to wonder about a few things. There were funny, entertaining anecdotes in the books. There was even funny bar dialog. Why did Max choose only the worst stories and dialog to reproduce?
I imagine his subconscious made a heroic save to sabotage the movie. As nobody knows how shit this macho party culture is more than Max, he deep down wanted to save others from it.
Max leads a sad life, but at least has enough intelligence to share it with others. When he dies, he should not think, 'I led a completely meaningless life'. He should think, 'I led a completely disgusting, meaningless life that was at least moderately well documented.'