How do you make a dumb movie?
The formula can vary--but not much.
Sean Cunningham, director of the archetypal "Spring Break," described his plan thus: "Kids get drunk. Kids get laid. Kids go home."
A critic for the London Times reduced the formula succinctly:
"Rule 1: Kids must get even or actually destroy an authority figure.
"Rule 2: There must be one outstandingly dirty comic scene on a par with 'Porky's' peephole vignette.
"Rule 3: No shades on the shower, please ."
But, after viewing 30 such absurdities, it became obvious to the reporter that there was a far more detailed formula that, with minor variations, goes something like this: