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I just rewatched Eric Andre's new comedy movie Bad Trip last night --and if you're not familiar, the whole beginning of the movie is based in "Florida." At first I didn't really think much of it, or even question the movie setting because it looked just like the Sunshine State, and most other people probably wouldn't either, so why am I writing this blog? Honestly, I thought it would be cool to do a round up of the local movie sets that you can also go and visit, only to find out that Eric Andre's Bad Trip Florida filming locations aren't real, at least, not according to the IMDb page.
The movie, which revolves around Andre and his friend taking a comedic road trip from "Florida" to New York, made its big debut as a Netflix exclusive this year on February 28, 2021, after a considerable delay due to the pandemic. It has already been nominated for awards and has even reached #1 trending movie in the world on the streaming platform.
While a great portion of the movie is scripted, the main comedic effect comes from unsuspecting people witnessing the actors doing their thing. It's very similar in style to Bad Grandpa, Borat, and even the Impractical Jokers' movie, Impractical Jokers: The Movie.
So the question remains, if it wasn't filmed at any Florida locations --then where was it?
According to other news sources, and particularly the movie's official IMDb page, the filming locations included: Georgia, South Carolina, California, New York City, New York, Electric Cowboy (Kennesaw, Georgia) Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (Los Angeles, California) Cinemark Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles, California).
However, IMDb isn't always right.
"While we actively gather information from and verify items with studios and filmmakers, the bulk of our information is submitted by people in the industry and visitors like you! In addition to using as many sources as we can, our data goes through consistency checks to ensure it's as accurate and reliable as possible," their website states.
That being said, I haven't been able to find any information provided from other news or entertainment sources that note the movie actually took place in sunny Florida. Alternatively, it has been stated that a majority of the settings were in Atlanta, Georgia.
Unless we are proven otherwise, it appears as though we won't be visiting the Bad Trip locations for photo ops any time soon; but at least, we can take away a valuable life lesson: don't believe everything you see on TV.
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