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When three thirtysomething friends with woman troubles (Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Vince Vaughn) decide to form a fraternity, it's supposedly to save Wilson from losing his house, which the nearby college is trying to claim for academic purposes. But really, Ferrell and Vaughn are desperate to return to the reckless, feckless days of beer bongs and hot chicks, and they drag Wilson along with them as they throw themselves into gathering frat pledges of all ages.Old Schoolcould have been just another string of bad jokes hanging on a flimsy plot, but the script and the cast have a jovial energy and just enough grounding in reality--at least, up until the obligatory beat-the-system ending, but by that point you'll forgive the excesses of this silly, cheerful, and frequently funny movie. Featuring Jeremy Piven and Juliette Lewis, with cameos by Snoop Dog, Andy Dick, and others.--Bret Fetzer
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review by . September 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
I wasn't expecting high-class comedy from Will Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Luke Owen, but even so I thought this movie was puerile to the extreme. The movie is filled with stupid characters, sex-related jokes, and drunken orgies. It's a remake of Animal House, but isn't a classic like Animal House. I thought there were a few funny moments with Will Farrell, but the rest of the movie was pretty pathetic. I'd rather watch a good Will Farrell comedy, such as Kicking and Screaming. This might be worth …
review by . December 16, 2008
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"Old School"    Omnisexual College Hijinks    Amos Lassen    It is really hard to produce a really good comedy and "Old School" comes really close to being one of the best. However, director Todd Phillips went a step too far with this outing. The movie is very funny and the stars, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn pull out all the stops. They are guys in their thirties who decide that they should start a fraternity so they can …
review by . February 25, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
OLD SCHOOL is a comedy that stars Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell. Wilson portrays Mitch Martin, a real estate lawyer who arrives home early from a business training seminar to find his wife about to participate in an orgy. This break off their relationship and Mitch finds himself alone again and moving into a house on the campus of the local university. Meanwhile Frank Richard (Will Ferrell), one of Mitch's best friends, is getting married. The other part of the trio, Bernard "Beanie" …
review by . March 06, 2003
Pros: Quite funny; good cast, and, oh hey, I'M IN THIS MOVIE!!!     Cons: A lot of people won't appreciate the humor     The Bottom Line: Get ready to laugh!     Meet Mitch Martin (Luke Wilson), a humble real estate lawyer who happens to come home early from a conference and catch his long-time girlfriend, Heidi (Juliet Lewis), in a gang-bang. Mitch can't handle Heidi's kinky sexual activities and moves into his own house. The house he …
review by . March 06, 2003
Pros: Quite funny; good cast, and, oh hey, I'M IN THIS MOVIE!!!     Cons: A lot of people won't appreciate the humor     The Bottom Line: Get ready to laugh!     Meet Mitch Martin (Luke Wilson), a humble real estate lawyer who happens to come home early from a conference and catch his long-time girlfriend, Heidi (Juliet Lewis), in a gang-bang. Mitch can't handle Heidi's kinky sexual activities and moves into his own house. The house he …
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