Van Wilder

Van Wilder (2002)

The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he’s afraid to graduate.

Directed by
Walt Becker

Genres
Comedy

Cast
Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn, Teck Holmes, Daniel Cosgrove, Deon Richmond, Alex Burns, Emily Rutherfurd, Paul Gleason, Erik Estrada, Curtis Armstrong, Jason Winer, Chris Owen, Stacy Bellew

My Review
This is definitley a National Lampoon film, college, sex, drugs and pranks. However, it is much better than most NL releases, obviously nothing tops Animal House. At the same time they try to hard to throw some of the Animal House ingredients into the film, going to college for 7 years, defending yourself after being expelled and even having Tim Matheson as a small role in the film.

There are some downright hilarious and disturbing scenes int he film and overall I think this is the best thing put out by NL in the last two decades.

I dor ecommend this as a rental, but be forwarned some scenes are difficult to stomach and you really need to be in that “mood” for this film. So if you like the American Pies, Kingpin, Something About Mary, Animal House and so on you should enjoy this film.

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