Now I know why more Americans don’t travel to Europe; judging from this dumbed-down teen comedy, directed and written by the people responsible for The Cat in the Hat, it’s sexual panic about all the perverts over there. A high school senior (Scott Mechlowicz) belatedly discovers that his German pen pal (Jessica Boehrs) is female and sexy. Having recently alienated her, he flies to Europe with a buddy (Jacob Pitts) to make amends. Their farcical odyssey through London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, and points east seems intentionally slapdash and stupid, but when one of them referred to Europe as a country, I wasn’t sure if it was meant as a joke or not. Even so, I laughed once or twice. R, 90 min. (JR)

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