This movie was most likely the first film to parody Fraternity life at College. And it sucedes greatly at doing that. Otter, Bluto, Dean Wormer, Flounder, and many others are portrayed with great hillarity. Not for pre teen kids and probably not for most senior citizens but anyone who can reminisce about the good old days of college parties will love this one. Its a classic in its own light.
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This is one of those movies that works for all the wrong reasons--disgusting, lowbrow, base humor that we are all far too sophisticated to find amusing. So, just don't tell anyone you still think it's a riot to watch John Belushi as the brutish Bluto slurp Jell-O or terrorize his less-aggressive fellow students. This crude parody of college life in the '60s spawned many imitations, but none could match the fresh-faced talent or bad taste of this huge box office success. (Remember all those toga parties in the '80s?) The first of the National Lampoon movies, this was originally released asNational Lampoon's Animal House. Keep an eye out for a very young Kevin Bacon in his first credited screen appearance.--Rochelle O'Gorman