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i didn't expect much coming into this movie, i didn't hear much about it and Van wilder was one of the national lampoon movies without Chevy Chase. however this movie surpassed all my expectations. Van Wilder defines the slapstick teen comedy of the new millennium. loaded with sexual humor and innuendo, Van Wilder keep the laughs coming. i believe Tara Reid was at her hottest in this movie, and believe it or not, there are a ton of quotable lines to live by in this film. as for the plot, its just about some guy who doesn't wanna leave the college he calls his home until he meets a girl that makes him realize his own potential. this film was much better then the last 2 American pies put together. this is a true popcorn movie to watch with your friends.
This was one heck of an hilarious movie. I can watch it over and over.
Reynolds did a spectacular job in the movie, but I must say that without the
character Taj the movie wouldn't have been as funny.
This is more of a guy comedy type movie but my gf loved it also.
The donuts scene I must say was a little gross but still the movie was amazing. Laughed from start to finish..... This is the kind of guy everyone would like to be or know in College.
I don't think they could of taken anyone else then Reynolds to do this role maybe I m just saying that because he is one of my favorite actors but he did do a great job. 9/10
This movie is hilariously funny! I've seen it more than 4 times and it gets funnier every time! Ryan Reynolds is hilarious as Van Wilder, the lead role. Being that this is a National Lampoon movie, one would expect it to be funny. It definitely lives up to expectations of the previous National Lampoon movies. The script is ingenious and is extremely well-written. Many parts of the movie are unexpected, which makes it all the more enjoyable. This movie is so much fun to watch over and over again. The part with the dog and the "eclairs" is hilarious in itself. Although this is one of Reynolds' first movies, it is a big hit. Surely, we can look for more hilarious movies like this one in the future.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds) is a very popular student, who organizes big
parties and raises funds for the most different causes in his college.
After spending seven years in the college without graduation, his
father Vance Wilder Sr. (Tim Matheson) decides to stop paying his
tuition. He applies for a loan to continue in the college, and becomes
a professional promoter of parties to pay the installments. Meanwhile,
Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid), a student of journalism who writes for the
college newspaper and is the girlfriend of an ambitious and brilliant
student of medicine Richard, is assigned to write about Van Wilder. Her
boyfriend becomes jealous and begins a personal fight against Van
Wilder. In the end, of course Van Wilder and Gwen Pearson stay
together. This movie is brainless, making 'American Pie' looks like an
but it is also very hilarious. Yesterday I laughed a lot and
repeated many scenes, such as when Van Wilder applies for a loan; or
with the strip dancer farting in the nightclub; or preparing the
sandwiches for the fraternity of Richard; or when Gwen prepares a milk
shake with colon-blow for Richard; or the examination of Richard for
the medicine university. I agree that the jokes are scatological and of
very low level, but I do not recall the last movie I laughed the way I
did with 'Van Wilder'. Stop thinking and prepare to have 90 minutes of
very funny situations. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): 'O Dono da Festa' ('The Owner of the Party')
What this movie has and other movies lack are characters you admire and
about. The movie never succumbs to sentimentality, thankfully, and it keeps
a high level of cheerfulness and humor through the entire running time.
is a movie that wants to party and have fun, where characters are in high
spirits and at times a little inebriated.
This is the movie that will put the National Lampoon franchise back into
respectability. Not only is this movie gut-bustingly funny if you can get
past the crude visual puns like a pit-bull with what looks like a ten-pound
scrotum attachment, and a crotch-enhancer pump that is mistaken for a
this transcendent comedy of gross manners is most affecting because it's
incredibly well-made. Most college campus comedies are cheap in production
value and clumsily structured. Van Wilder is exceedingly well-paced and
smartly written, by writers Brent Goldberg and David T. Wagner (their love
for Ferris Bueller is apparent) who know how to set up not only a joke but
sequences of offhand slapstick that are irrepressibly absurd. Director
Walter Becker (creator of the ingenious short-film Saving Ryan's Privates)
handles the irreverent and random acts of background physical comedy with
ease and panache.
The campus wild man is fittingly known as Van Wilder (played by Ryan Reynolds). Van Wilder is a guy that has friends from everywhere, from the jocks to the nerds. Reynolds finds a precarious balance between recklessness and cheerful insanity, which is crucial because he turns acts of humanitarian philanthropy into casual and spontaneous gestures without giving second thought. No job is ever too big for the man, whether it is becoming the de-facto basketball coach that inspires the school's team to win or setting up a rockin' party for the geekiest fraternity on campus. Van Wilder has enthusiastic support from everyone but his burned-out workaholic father (played by Tim Matheson, once the wild man in National Lampoon's Animal House) who decides after seven years of his son's enrollment to stop tuition payment.
Van Wilder becomes the subject of a school newspaper editorial and Tara Reid plays the snobby, uptight reporter Gwen whose ties belong to frat boy Richard Bagg (Daniel Cosgrove), who conducts hazing rituals that are crueler than anything since Animal House. When Gwen tries to get the naked truth from Van Wilder, she mostly just finds Van Wilder naked. But it's the smart rapport that develops between them that allows Van Wilder to strip Gwen's inhibitions, to let her walk on the wild side. In the background, a turf war erupts between Van Wilder and Richard.
The plotting is shameless in its methods of revenge. There are innocent people involved in the mayhem, including a scene where pre-pubescent boys raid one of Van Wilder's parties and end up barfing out of a school bus (but hey, these young boys had the time of their life until then). Richard's fraternity brothers are sent a basket full of éclairs stuffed with juices from a particular dormitory pet. In a knock-off homage to Dumb and Dumber, a character digests a bottle of colon blow right before he is to take a final exam.
The movie rarely takes a breath. It does settle for easy chuckles but goes for the comic gold, pushing past the ribbon of where comedy usually wears out in exhaust. Not every joke works, but you admire the efforts that the filmmakers went to in order to make you laugh. A virgin's first encounter with a girl that culminates in a massage oil rubdown gets more than messy and squanders too much, thus not earning any laughs. A scene where Van Wilder has to charm a raggedy and prunish administrator gets frighteningly explicit and goes on maybe one shot too many. But Van Wilder is always the man of the moment. One of the dorky characters goes to Van Wilder to ask him how to `muff dive.' Ultimately, Van Wilder is king and his rebel-bent philosophy is trippingly funny. At the end, you won't be able to remember all the funny scenes because there are just too many of them.
This is a great movie, don't believe the critics on this one. If you get
this on DVD you can safely fast-forward through the two over-the-top gross
out scenes that virtually assured this movie would get terrible reviews.
rest is pure comic genius in the often amusing, but rarely outstanding,
field of teen/college comedy. This is my new favorite movie!
ps. The best jokes in this movie rely on sex or sexual inuendo. If you don't like either you can safely count this movie out, but then again, you probably knew that already.
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.
Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds) is one of the coolest, nicest, likable and
most popular guy at the Coolidge College. He's also has an personal
assistant (Kal Penn). Wilder is great at throwing parties and helping
students with their courses at their most outrageous moments but since
Wilder is at his seventh year as senior and he never takes his future
seriously. Graduation for Wilder is the furthest thing is his mind.
Things are about to change, when an young attractive reporter (Tara
Reid) try to figure out Wilder's wild life. Wilder's father (Tim
Matheson) threatens to stop paying his tuition for the seventh time.
Wilder, His Personal Assistant and His Buddy (Teck Holmes) will try
find ways to keep Wilder in college. But there's a slimly college
student (Daniel Cosgrove), who is the boyfriend of the reporter. This
jerk will do anything to get Wilder out of college.
Directed by Walt Becker (Buying the Cow, Wild Hogs) made an smoothly surprisingly well done outrageous comedy with a couple of very funny scenes (With also one hilarious gross-out scene is actually disgustingly memorable, if you like it or not). Reynolds' appealing performance makes this college comedy film fun to watch. It is also better than most of these silly college movies and this one offers something fresh. This film was an modest hit at the box office. It was also one of the top selling DVD's of 2002.
This unrated DVD has an clean anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer an good-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD menus have an censored and uncensored options. The second disc is packed with extras, including:Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Behind the Scenes featurettes and more. This film is a lot of fun, if you don't think about it too much. Written by the writers of "The Girl Next Door":Brent Goldberg and David T. Wagner. Deon Richmond, Erik Estrada and Chris Owen appears in cameos. Paul Gleason (From "The Breakfest Club" fame), Curtis Armstrong ("Bugger" from "Revenge of the Nerds" films) and Unbilled:Tom Everett Scott appears in small supporting roles. (*** ½/*****).
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
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!
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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