Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.
While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
Van Wilder is a guy who has been at his college for seven years. He spends most of his time throwing parties and "fund raisers". When his father decides that it's time for tough love, he doesn't pay his tuition. So Van becomes a professional party thrower. At the same time, Gwen who writes for the college paper, is tasked with doing a story on him, but Van is too busy partying to do that. So she writes it using info from people who talk about him and writes an unflattering piece, which doesn't make him happy. He then dares her to see if she can get the true story but is more interested in trying to score with her, which is not easy because she has a boyfriend, who is a snob, and who is not too happy with the amount time she is spending with him. So he tries to get rid of him. Written by
The poem that the Literature professor reads for Van's final is Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken". See more »
At the beginning of the movie there is a kid about to jump to his death at the top of one of the campus buildings. When Van approaches him to talk him down he has his hands crossed behind his back. In the next shot they are on his hips (apparently so that we can see that he has no pants on). One shot later, from the front view, his hands are folded behind his back again. See more »
Hey look. I read the damn article all right. But don't tell anyone because if word gets out that I read my reputation shot to hell.
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A couple of deleted scenes play on during the end credits including makeout scene outtakes and others. See more »