Post by westldner on Sept 2, 2018 19:37:08 GMT
Patrick Malahide as Arthur Frommer. Yep, Arthur Frommer the world's known travel guide writer. This caught my interest alot because EuroTrip is a teen comedy movie. Matt Damon and Vinnie Jones are also in the movie also with other stars that were popular and tending at the time. I remember watching EuroTrip when it was released. I was a huge fan of Road Trip and the same studio made EuroTrip, so I went out of my way to see it, I have it on DVD. Seems that the movie didn't do so well after reading how much it made and I am a bit bewildered with who Patrick Malahide plays.
After research, Arthur Frommer is a travel guide writer in real life, he is now 89 years old, so he must have been 74 years old when the movie was released. In the film, a bunch of college students head to and across many countries in Europe. The lead character Scott goes after and tries to find his female online pen friend and takes his friends with him for the trip.
One of the characters he takes along, Jamie, is a smart bookworm who just graduated. He uses Frommer's guide as they travel across Europe. Eventfully he mets Arthur Frommer, played by Malahide and gets hired by him towards the end of the movie for a job.
I barely remember the scene, I'll have to give it another watch because I barely remember but I have to say, I think this has to be the most outrageous ideas for a character in any movie in my opinion but at the time, anything went, so long as it made sense. Clearly this made the movie for the characters worth while. I would think that they've fitted the character Arthur Frommer very well in EuroTrip as there are alot of more off-the-wall styled characters the group meet and I think Malahide does an excellent job of portraying this character to fit. I think as the movie was clearly aimmed at Americans mostly but tried to aim at others outside America and a few maybe got the surprise and thought it was a good resolution for one of the characters. Frommer guides are released worldwide but I haven't noticed them personality.
Seems like the role is a bigger deal then I would imagine, people are talking about it. Maybe the only fictional role Frommer has got in film, so someone is making a fuss over it at wikipedia or somewhere else online.