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Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009)

Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

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Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

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The man. The myth. The beginning.

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Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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14 July 2009 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's Van Wilder 3  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The Jeep that Lt. Dirk Arnold is of a model that has not been used by the U.S. Army in over 30 years. The appropriate vehicle for this scene would have been a Humvee. See more »

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A very lovely movie that moved me when i was bored See more »

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Spoofs Patton (1970) See more »

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You're Gonna Go Far Kid
Performed by The Offspring
Written by Dexter Holland (as Bryan Holland)
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It's no Ryan Reynolds...
7 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

...But it's still pulled off pretty well. What you have to remember is that this movie wasn't created with hopes that it would win an Oscar.

Sure, it doesn't have what the original title had, but i'm sure fans of Van Wilder will find Freshman Year a movie worthy of a few laughs.

Jonathan Bennett, who plays Van, plays the character brilliantly and as close to Ryan Reynolds as you can possibly get.

The ending leaves room for a forth, so I, along with many other fans i'm sure, are hoping for another.

I can almost certainly say that the majority if not all critics will say only bad things about this movie. But i can certainly say they don't and probably wont ever get the point of movies like this. It's not just another "stoner movie" it's a movie for people who appreciate a laugh.


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