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Loser (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  21 July 2000 (USA)
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A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.



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Is there room in Manhattan for a decent kid? Can a young woman see past a cad to true love? Paul, from rural upstate, comes to New York City for college. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard and do well. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates who connive to kick him out of their suite. He's assigned a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, a pretty coed who needs a job to pay for school, and who's the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish lit professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it's more than friendly feelings. Can they work things out for them to become a truly lucky couple? Written by <>

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Dare to be different


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Rated PG-13 for drug content, crude sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Loser  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,008,611 (USA) (21 July 2000)


ESP 1,737,650 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


During the scene where Paul sits at the fountain in the quad, the song Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel is playing. This scene is an homage to The Graduate (1967). Jason Biggs actually played the main role of Benjamin Braddock in a Broadway run of 'The Graduate' See more »


Nobody mentions or even seems to notice the six-pack of beer that sits on Paul's lap throughout his meeting with Jay and his roommates. See more »


Noah: There you are again with those books! What is that?
Paul Tannek: Studying?
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) See more »


Scarborough Fair/Canticle
Written by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Amusing and honest college movie
26 February 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Unfairly condemned by the critics, this movie worked for me as a comedy and as a somewhat dark look at the mores of college life. Our hero may be branded a loser, but he's definitely a believable three-dimensional character (with a heart of gold, naturally). The story takes for granted some unethical and potentially unsettling behaviour, and allows the characters to rise above it.

Lets you smile throughout, and gives you some insights into contemporary life on campus without resorting to cliches.

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