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Van Wilder (2002)

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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In certain circles, Van Wilder is a living legend at Coolidge College, where he's been a student now for seven years, not yet having completed his degree requirements. Despite being bright, he never attends classes anymore, instead hosting parties, imparting his brand of wisdom to his adoring fans, hosting school organization fundraisers, and rallying the college spirit among the student body. Conversely, Van loves his Coolidge life. In his antics, he has a 2ic in Hutch, and always hires a personal assistant, this year's being a South Asian transfer student named Taj, who wants to learn from the best, namely Van. Van's college life is threatened when his wealthy neglectful father only now learns that Van is still in school, Wilder Sr. who has been paying his way all this time. As such, Wilder Sr. pulls the plug on that subsidy, meaning that Van has to figure out a way to pay for his Coolidge life. Because of his living legend status, Van becomes the subject of a series of articles by ... Written by Huggo

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If you're going for an advanced degree in partying...Why graduate? See more »

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

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5 April 2002 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,302,913 (USA) (5 April 2002)

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$21,005,329 (USA) (10 May 2002)
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Trivia

Charlie Talbert: the interviewee who plays with his stomach. He is seen wearing a T-shirt with thee words "Who's your daddy?" - in 2004 he plays the role of Adam in a movie with the same name, _Who's Your Daddy? (2004)_. See more »

Goofs

Gwen's left arm changes position between shots when she is in class before Van hands her a raincoat. See more »

Quotes

Van Wilder: Take your clothes off.
Gwen: I'm not taking off my clothes.
Van Wilder: Well it is the naked mile run, everybody else is in their birthday suit.
[a hairy naked guy runs by]
Van Wilder: Except that guy.
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Crazy Credits

A couple of deleted scenes play on during the end credits including makeout scene outtakes and others. See more »

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Turn Me On
Written by Andy McCluskey (as Andrew McCluskey), Stewart Kershaw
Performed by Atomic Kitten
Courtesy of Virgin Records, Ltd./Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Ok, nothing new, but sill light and funny
17 April 2004 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews



Now that I am into my thirties I find most movies cliché and uninteresting, especially the action genre, SWAT, Face Off, Swordfish, XXX, Shaft, do I need to continue. Yet people for some reason actually pay money to see these films. I've started to enter my pompous intellectual phase, yet I still have a big weakness for teen movies.

Animal house, Ferris, Weird Science, Bachelor Party and more recently a resurgence with American Pie, Road Trip, Have the Cow and Van Wilder.

All of these films are great, IMO. Sure they are predictable, a bit cliché, sometimes gross and certainly a bit childish, but they are bloody funny. The only rule for a comedy is to be funny. I guess that if we are honest that period of our lives should be best. At least you have the innocence and optimism to know your life is all in front of you and getting laid and having fun, is pretty much the only thing on your mind (that hasn't changed if we are honest).

I am disappointed that so many people criticise a film that clearly wasn't meant to be taken too seriously and is genuinely funny. Great stuff please may it continue.


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