Saw "The Dukes" Saturday night. As a fan of the TV show while a kid, I was somewhat disappointed, but I must say that the two leads (Bo & Luke) were well cast and good in their roles, (Stiffler, indeed!), Jessica did a good job (remember, she is from the south), and is incredibly attractive in her Daisy Dukes, Cooter was right on, as was Enos. Now, for the bad news: Burt Reynolds (potential, anyone?) was woefully miscast, Roscoe was all wrong, and Willie as Uncle Jesse didn't have squat to do, save do some drankin', some smokin' (Willie will be Willie!), crack a few hit and miss jokes (the best one was the one about the donkey and the onion). See it at a matinee or on home video.
The thing that almost made me want to see this movie (other than Seann William Scott, all his movies end up on TV in such a short time and I can't help but watch movies TV- it's free ((meaning you don't pay big theater ticket prices)), and who cares about censorship on a new movie if it's as dumb as Road Trip? SWS has something, a certain kind of star power quality to him) is Jessica Simpson. Her involvement in the music scene is pretty uninteresting considering that she's not doing anything really original. But she has something that makes her perfect for this movie. As stupid as this is going to sound though, I hope it doesn't break up her marriage to Nick Lachey. I've seen their show and even though it wasn't always entertaining, they were really in love sometimes. I'm a romantic at heart and some young couple has to stay together and give us other romantics hope.