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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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Dean Charles Reardon
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Lt. Dirk Arnold
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Corporal Benedict (as Nic Nac)
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Eve
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Dongmei
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Vance Wilder Sr.
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General Thomas (as Mike Pinewski)
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Sergeant Hayes
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Irving Peppler
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Reverend Dawkins (as Leland Jones)
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Professor Downs
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder 3  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Van's phone is an iPhone 3G. However, the film is supposed to be set in 1995 meaning it is impossible for him to own one. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Police Academy (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Mississippi Strut
Performed by Jeco Music
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This imitation of the original formula doesn't taste as good.
6 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie tries to follow the format of the original film. Thus, there are T&A galore, raunchy humor, bizarre characters, and wild parties. Bennett even kind of looks like Ryan Reynolds.

But generally, this flick doesn't do it as good as the original. Some of the jokes are kind of funny, but most are tepid or even complete knockoffs of old jokes I've heard before. While the original used eccentric characters and outlandish situations as springboards for humor, this one just goes deep into Bizzaro World (a college run by its ROTC director, who has posted "No Partying" and "No Kissing" signs, and can involuntarily enroll students in ROTC?).

Bennett decently mimicked Reynolds, but he didn't have the same charisma. Cavallari was charismatic, though, and I liked her as the love interest. Meredith Giangrande was downright sexy as forbidden- fruit Eve.

If you love being grossed out, this film ups the ante from the first one on the disgusting factor, although that's not particularly my thing. I do have to say, however, that the soft-porn aspects of this film are better than the original. There are scenes involving girls with vibrators, and a sex-ed class that illustrates intriguing positions (although with clothes on, but still), which may almost make you forget you're watching a comedy.


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