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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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

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21 July 2000 (USA)  »

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The Loser  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$15,464,026 (USA) (13 October 2000)
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Trivia

The doctor is played by Brian Backer, who played Ant, who was also shy, in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. See more »

Goofs

When Dora and Paul are sneaking in to the second act of a show with the smokers, they are seen watching the song "Willkommen" from the show "Cabaret". The song "Willkommen" is the very start of the show, welcoming the viewers to the Cabaret, and would not be seen at the beginning of act two. See more »

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Adam: You gotta help me. Lisa is all primed but her helpful friend, fat Rita, will take her home unless she gets some action, too.
Noah: OK, first of all, I'm way too wasted to be operating heavy machinery. And second of all, I got this little spinner all G-ed out. She's liquid.
Adam: Leave her on the back burner. Take one for the team.
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References My So-Called Life (1994) See more »

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Sucks To Be You
Written by Jason Levine, James McCollum and Anna Goodman
Performed by Prozzäk (as Prozzak)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I understand it's not the most amazing film ever shot, but it's one of my favorites anyway
1 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie. Just like another review on here said, to me it his kind of close to home. I've never been too lucky with the ladies this movie just seemed very personal to me. and while some i guess thought they weren't that great of a pair, i honestly loved the interaction between the two main characters. this is one of those "i really wish that kind of thing would happen to me" and it's a movie that i really enjoy watching to kind of "escape" for a little bit. i also think it is just overall a pretty good movie despite it's incredibly low rating. i think the three roommate characters are quite amusing, it has a lot of funny quotes and plot events, and a lot of the drama is good too. overall this is just in my opinion a very entertaining movie and it has a somewhat unique effect on me and will always be one of my favorites.


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