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National Lampoon's Van Wilder

A movie directed by Walt Becker

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"Animal House" gone "Wilder"

  • Jan 19, 2004
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER is both a good movie and a hit, a semi-remake of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE brought into the millenium. It's funny, perverted, and gross. This is a man's movie. Ryan Reynolds stars as Van Wilder, a man who's been in college for six years and has no plans for getting out. He throws parties and fund raisers. He sets up guys and girls. He's the most popular guy on campus. Then he meets journalist Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid), who makes him realize that maybe he's just afraid of graduating. But soon, Wilder will have to make the big decision: graduate or drop-out! VAN WILDER is very funny. Most of the humor is sexual humor, including a very disgusting scene involving a dog and some cinnamon sticks. The Unrated Version is even worse! Reynolds is great, and Reid is good as well; there's a terrific soundtrack and the film is never boring. If you're looking for a good time and an outrageous Lampooner, you may have found it in NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER.

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review by . November 11, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: gimme a minute here     Cons: acting, script, MUSIC, the dog, cream puffs, so much more     The Bottom Line: it blows        Arggghhhhh! There is an evil cloud hovering over my horizon and it takes the shape of Van Wilder, stupid slapstick schlock king.       I didn’t see a real reason for those lameassed movies that puked forth from Hollywood like Airplane, Police Academy, Animal House, but I realize …
review by . June 12, 2002
Pros: Some good laughs and a fun cast.     Cons: Nothing new here story is a standard teen roimp story.     The Bottom Line: Check your brain at the door and have some good laughs.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. The college party film is one of the most familiar of films to anyone who has watched teen comedies. Perhaps the most famous of the line would be ¬ďAnimal House: where the late John Belushi …
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Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds) is a college stud who is in no rush to finish his coursework and graduate. In fact, after six years of partying his way through Coolidge College, his parents have decided to stop paying his tuition, but Van Wilder isn't worried--he just needs to find a way to pay it himself and keep the fun coming. His fundraising ideas include a topless tutorial service and other raunchy schemes, which only help add to Van's "Big Man on Campus" status. <br> <br> A romance develops between Van and Gwen (Tara Reid), who is writing an investigative piece on Van for the school newspaper. Through his exploits, Van eventually begins to turn over a new leaf, and finally grow up. But not before there are plenty of opportunities for the kind of gross-out humor that teen flicks like THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY and AMERICAN PIE have made so popular in recent years. The main set piece here involves dog semen injected into eclairs. While this is not exactly highbrow fare, teen audiences who are not too ...
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Director: Walt Becker
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: David Wagner, Brent Goldberg
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
Runtime: 1hr 35min
Studio: Lions Gate
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