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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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college | party | love | reporter | golf cart | See more »

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No party gets started until it gets wilder. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Ryan Reynolds only saw a rough cut of the film before it came out. He hasn't seen the film since. See more »

Goofs

When Richard Bagg defecates in the trash can towards the end, his shirttail alternates from outside the can to inside. See more »

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Panos Patakos: Nobody even knows we're here.
Van Wilder: Au contraire, mon freres.
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A couple of deleted scenes play on during the end credits including makeout scene outtakes and others. See more »

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Spoofed in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) See more »

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Written and Performed by Curtis Washington, Kendrick Whitmill, DeJohn Brooks, William London Thompson
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Terribly Tasteless but Hilariously Funny
5 December 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is exactly what you expect from the genre: mindless fluff with adolescent jokes, nudity, and lots of gross-out stuff. It is, however, unapologetic about it, and invests a lot to carry things to the extreme, which is what gives it its charm. If you cannot take any of the above and find enjoyment in them, don't waste your time with Van Wilder.

If, on the other hand, you like vomit-inducing pranks, beautiful young girls flashing their boobies, and hilarious one-liners galore peppered by a huge dose of stereotypes (but without hatred), you will have one of the most entertaining 2 hours of your life. Every time it plays on TV I find myself watching it again and again. The two leading male actors, Ryan Reynolds and Kal Penn, are exceptional as usual, and Tara Reid, while she offers her customary wooden non-performance, fills out her role enough not to be painful. A surprise find is the actor playing Tara's boyfriend: he plays so well, you will LOVE to hate him.

All I can say is, with college for 20 years behind me, I wish I had a Van Wilder when I was attending school. And the movie even has a message!


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