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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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... 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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$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 doctor is played by Brian Backer, who played Mark 'Rat' Ratner, who was also shy, in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. See more »

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At the hospital, Paul is capable of giving Dora Diamond's full name to the doctor. But he was told Dora's first name only by her a few hours before, when he invited her to the Everclear concert. He's not supposed to know her last name at this moment. See more »

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Paul Tannek: Oh, are you referring to the illegal drugs you disperse at parties?
Chris: What are you talking about? What, are you gonna turn into a narc on us?
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References The Thirteenth Floor (1999) See more »

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The Best Things in Life are Free
Written by Ray Henderson, Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSylva)
Performed by Mena Suvari (uncredited)
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kinda nice, but nothing to write home about...
28 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Well here we go... another teen/young adult college comedy coming your way, spiced up with a little romance, the usual boy-meets-girl-falls-in-love-but-she's-already-with-someone storyline, and that's really all there is to tell, aside from a few notable college pranks that kinda make you wonder what _you_ did with your time back then...

The acting is alright, teen-movie poster child Jason Biggs as the "Loser" delivers well, Greg Kinnear does a great job in his role as the slick, uppity, self-important, boneheaded college professor with a dirty little secret.... an let's not forget the one and only true reason why this movie just might be for you after all: Mena Suvari!! (Yes folks, I gotta admit that I, for one, will never find true happiness until one fine day I'll get to be with somebody like her.) Cute as ever, she gives a standout performance as the sweet, attitude-laden little grunge girl. Really something to see!

As for the rest of the movie, it's more like "same old, same old..." - if you like Mena Suvari, you're bound to love it, but otherwise, not that I'd tell you not to bother, but just don't expect to be too thrilled because it's really all been done before (and some of it actually by none other than Jason Biggs in some of his better-known flicks).


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