Following the style of the reality-based programming on the FOX network, The Real Cancun is a feature-length effort to capture R-rated footage of a group of upper middle-class college students on spring break in Cancun, Mexico. Made by the Bunim/Murray production team (responsible for MTV's The Real World) and released in the vulgar wake of Jackass: The Movie, this 90-minute movie features 16 conventionally attractive 18- to 23-year-olds coming from different colleges across the country and encouraged to party like they never have before. There's Alan, the innocent boy from Texas; Casey, the would-be model from Florida; Jeremy, the ladies' man from Arizona; Brittany, the pretty girl from California; and so forth. Romantic pairs, best friends, twins, and other couples are also figured into the group in order to boost the likelihood of hooking-up and/or breaking-up theatrics. Six camera crews follow the group around 24 hours a day during the weeklong vacation in order to catch the highest possible amount of alcohol consumption, nudity, and sexual activity. Participants give interviews and provide relationship updates in-between the dancing, drinking, sunbathing, and general partying. The Real Cancun was filmed in March of 2003 and released theatrically only a month later. Directed by Rick de Oliveira, who made his directorial debut in 2002 with the straight-to-video title Who Wants to Be a Playboy Centerfold?
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Foreign
- Run Time: 96min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/25/2003
- DVD Release Date: 07/01/2003
- Distributor(s): New Line
Rick de Oliveira
- Themes: Party Film,Love Triangles,Vacation Romances
- Tone: Humorous,Lurid,Raunchy,Sexual,Summery,Decadent
Spring-Break, beach-party, college-student, drunk, party-animal, vacation
- Country of Origin: USA (04-25-2003)
- Language: English