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Loser (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 July 2000 (USA)
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A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Tannek
... Dora Diamond
... Adam
... Chris (as Tom Sadoski)
... Noah
... Prof. Edward Alcott
... Dad
... Gena
... Sal
... Victor
... Annie (as Mollee Israel)
... Homeless Woman
... Another City Worker
... Panty Hose Customer
... Doctor
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Storyline

Is there room in Manhattan for a decent kid? Can a young woman see past a cad to true love? Paul, from rural upstate, comes to New York City for college. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard and do well. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates who connive to kick him out of their suite. He's assigned a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, a pretty coed who needs a job to pay for school, and who's the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish lit professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it's more than friendly feelings. Can they work things out for them to become a truly lucky couple? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dare to be different

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, crude sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Loser  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,008,611, 23 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,618,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,404,706
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The character of Dora Diamond is in part inspired by Franz Kafka's girlfriend late in his life, Dora Dymant. Kafka is mentioned in the English class scene in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dora and Paul are sneaking in to the second act of a show with the smokers, they are seen watching the song "Willkommen" from the show "Cabaret". The song "Willkommen" is the very start of the show, welcoming the viewers to the Cabaret, and would not be seen at the beginning of act two. See more »

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Video Store Clerk: Could you maintain a rod and watch Billy Crystal at the same time? Nah, don't feel bad. No one can.
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Stop The Rock
Written by Noko, Ian Hoxley, Trevor Gray and Howard Gray
Performed by Apollo 440 (as Apollo Four Forty)
Courtesy of Epic Records/550 Music
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Entertaining teenage romantic comedy
1 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

It's a teenage romantic comedy about a guy that goes to New York to go to college. He's from the countryside and he feels a bit out of context there, because people reject him for his simplicity. It's a simple story, quite realistic, and it's done in a funny and entertaining way (I especially enjoyed the scene when they do a teenage party inside the vet shop, with all the dogs and cats! It was funny!:). There're nice performances from Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari who do the main characters. The soundtrack is appropriated to a teen movie. It's nothing outstanding but it's a nice and entertaining film. I score it 6/10.


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