We go from the frozen hills to the warm sunshine of Palm Springs and Fraternity Vacation. Not many people associate spring break with Palm Springs (in fact, most people associate it with retired old folks), but don’t tell that to Larry ‘Mother’ Tucker, Charles ‘Chas’ Lawlor III or Wendell Tvedt. They leave their snowy Iowa University and head there for the time of their lives in what may be the best spring break narrative film ever made. Revenge of the Nerds 2 tries hard for that honor, but falls just a bit short.
In the film, Wendell is a nerd. Plain and simple. Over the course of the trip he gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week. To top it off, his father also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl.
What would a a great 80′s film be without great foils? It just so happens that a rival fraternity takes the same spring break. The boys make a bet on who can nail the ‘Designated Babe’ first, the blonde vixen Ashley Taylor. Who, for whatever reason, decides to involve herself in their lives. As you can expect, all sorts of mayhem ensues.
The best part of Fraternity Vacation, besides a ridiculous amount of girls who are ’80′s hot’ is Tim Robbins as ‘Mother’ Tucker.
It’s currently available on Netflix. If you’re feeling nostalgic, fire up the VHS player and remind yourself about how cool you used to be.