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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

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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Taglines:

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,618,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,404,706
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The music video of the song "Teenage Dirtbag" from Wheatus features the characters of this film, and the song is part of the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

Nobody mentions or even seems to notice the six-pack of beer that sits on Paul's lap throughout his meeting with Jay and his roommates. See more »

Quotes

Dora Diamond: Well, you know how there are couples that stay together just because they feel like they can't do any better, or there are people who are sad and miserable and live alone? But then there's this microscopically teeny group of luck people who get to be with the person they're madly in love with.
Paul Tannek: Dora, you ever consider being in love and leaving out the "madly" part?
Dora Diamond: Well, what's the fun in that?
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Connections

Referenced in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Teenage Dirtbag
Written by Brendan B. Brown
Performed by Wheatus
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I really liked this movie.
3 September 2001 | by armyofdarkness3See all my reviews

Ever since i saw it playing in movie theaters, i wanted to see this movie. I was too embarrassed though, cause it was another teen flick. ya know, sometimes it's not tbe best to been seen going to one, especially alone like i usually go. So just today, i saw this movie LOSER, at blockbuster for $3 used..watched it right away and...

really good movie! Jason Biggs, who you normally think of as getting it on with a pie, actually does a real good job in this movie i think. He's believeable to me at least. His character is so real, and you wanna like him too. but he is the "loser" of the movie, but it's only titled that way, i think the people that were treating him bad were the losers. plus, mena suvari...her own character has issues in the movie, and i'm glad her character finally released how much jason biggs' cared about her, and how much better they were for each other. This movie really kept me interested. It's a sweet and cute romance with some cute humor. It's partly drama i'd say though. cause it's emotional most of the way. I really recommended checking this movie out. However, if you're one of those people, that only looks for action, and knee-slapping humor, and doesn't like anything serious, then don't bother. but i happen to like that stuff =)

oh, and i think mena suvari looks really pretty with dark hair. she should stick with it. but obviously she isn't, but i wish she would


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