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In a futile but ambitiously decadent attempt to revive the loony legacy of National Lampoon comedies, Van Wilder will make you laugh out loud, or vomit, or both. It's that kind of movie, in which the title character (played by sitcom survivor Ryan Reynolds) is the resident slacker of Coolidge College for seven years and running. Enjoying his party-animal supremacy and reluctant to fulfill his potential, he's got an idolizing assistant from India (Kal Penn, the movie's ethnic stereotype, desperate virgin, and comedic highlight), and a journalism major (Tara Reid) assigned to uncover the secret of Van's controlled anarchy. Unfortunately, the movie's more Down to You than Animal House, opting for familiar teen romance over campus shenanigans, despite an abundance of flatulence, diarrhea, sicko sex jokes, gratuitous nudity, and one gag (involving a bulldog) that's disgusting by any standard. Keg-fueled frat-rats will surely elevate Van Wilder to semiclassic status; all others are urged to proceed with caution. --Jeff Shannon

Cast

Ryan ReynoldsVan Wilder
Tara ReidGwen Pearson
Tim MathesonVance Wilder Sr.
Kal PennTaj Mahal Badalandabad
Teck HolmesHutch
Daniel CosgroveRichard Bagg
Deon RichmondMini Cochran
Alex BurnsGordon
Emily RutherfurdJeannie
Paul GleasonProfessor McDoogle
Erik EstradaHimself
Curtis ArmstrongCampus Cop
Jason WinerPanos Patakos
Chris OwenSuicidal Freshman
Simon HelbergVernon
Aaron PaulWasted Guy
Lamar OdomCoolidge Chickadee Player
Edie McClurgCampus Tour Guide
Tom Everett ScottElliot Grebb

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The National Lampoon name carries with it a huge legacy that includes Animal House and...

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Walt Becker
  • Producer: Artisan
  • Length: 92 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 5, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
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