Road Trip | 2000
Josh Parker (Breckin Meyer) and chums undertake a cross-country dash, from ‘Ithaca, New York State’ to ‘Austin, Texas’, to retrieve a compromising videotape posted to his girlfriend in this lacklustre (though hugely successful) addition to the college sexcom genre. The film was shot in the South, mainly around Atlanta, Cumming and Lawrenceville, Georgia, and in Nashville, Tennessee.
The campus of the fictitious ‘Ithaca University’ is the University of Georgia in Athens (though the opening aerial shot is of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, later recycled in the same director’s Old School).
The University of Tennessee in Knoxville is the real thing, but the ‘University of Austin’ is Emory University, Atlanta, and ‘Memphis’ is Broadway, Nashville.
The foursome stop for breakfast in the Gwinnett Diner, Highway 124 at Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia. You’ve missed your opportunity to sample the French toast – the diner closed in mid-2011.