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Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)
"Van Wilder" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  5 April 2002 (USA)
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The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

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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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Don't Graduate. Celebrate. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, gross humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$238,882 (Brazil) (8 August 2003)

Gross:

$650,967 (Brazil) (5 September 2003)
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Trivia

In Gwen's parents house, Van Wilder says about Richard "If he is here, who's running hell?" The same line was used by Richard Ruccolo's character in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998), which Ryan Reynolds also starred in. See more »

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When Van is telling Taj that he can no longer afford to pay for his services, Hutch and the dog change positions many times. See more »

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Richard: You do not call her that, Gonad!
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Bleed American
Written and Performed by Jimmy Eat World
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Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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I will never eat a creamstick again!
2 August 2004 | by (Akron, OH) – See all my reviews

I am not a fan of gross out humor, but there was something about this movie that cracked me up. I absolutely LOVE Ryan Reynolds. I think he is a gifted comedian, and this was a great forum for him to get himself "out there."

I thought the dog jokes were extremely gross, especially the eclair scene, and I will NEVER be able to eat another one again! (Also, custard now makes me gag. :))

I enjoyed Taj, and thought the actor did a great job with that role. I imagine it was difficult to do with a straight face.

The one thing I did not like about the movie was TARA REID. How in God's green earth did this girl EVER get into movies. The ONLY thing I have ever liked her in was "Scrubs", and I think it's because she seems truer to that character.

The outtakes at the end are good, so don't turn it off too soon.


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