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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.

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Biggs ... Paul Tannek
Mena Suvari ... Dora Diamond
Zak Orth ... Adam
Thomas Sadoski ... Chris (as Tom Sadoski)
Jimmi Simpson ... Noah
Greg Kinnear ... Prof. Edward Alcott
Dan Aykroyd ... Dad
Twink Caplan ... Gena
Bobby Slayton ... Sal
Robert Miano ... Victor
Mollie Heckerling ... Annie (as Mollee Israel)
Colleen Camp ... Homeless Woman
Andy Dick ... Another City Worker
Steven Wright ... Panty Hose Customer
Brian Backer ... 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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 two of the guys that Paul shares a room with, about half an hour into the film, argue about whether a girl with a pierced tongue is a lesbian, one of them calls the other one "genius" sarcastically... but his lips are clearly saying "idiot". See more »

Quotes

Dora Diamond: It isn't ennobling, being poor. It just makes you mean.
Paul Tannek: Yeah, that's why all the really nice people are rich.
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Connections

Features Rhoda (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Entertaining teenage romantic comedy
1 February 2009 | by mario_cSee 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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Official Sites:

Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Loser See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,008,611, 23 July 2000

Gross USA:

$15,618,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,404,706
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1.85 : 1
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