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College (2008)

R | | Comedy | 29 August 2008 (USA)
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A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.

Director:

Deb Hagan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drake Bell ... Kevin Brewer
Andrew Lewis Caldwell ... Carter Scott (as Andrew Caldwell)
Andree Moss Andree Moss ... Ashley
Carolyn Moss Carolyn Moss ... Riley
Wendy Talley Wendy Talley ... Kevin's Mom
Kevin Covais ... Morris Hooper
Alona Tal ... Gina
Ryan Pinkston ... Fletcher
Brandi Gerard ... College Girl #1 (as Brandi Coleman)
Jessica Heap ... College Girl #2
Finch Nissen ... Sweaty Guy
Camille Mana ... Heather
Haley Bennett ... Kendall
Nathalie Walker ... Amy
Nick Zano ... Teague
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Storyline

A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, nudity, language, drug and alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Gary Owen, who portrays a college student in this movie, is 15 years older than both Andrew Caldwell and Kevin Covais, who both portray high school seniors. He is also 12 years older than Drake Bell, who also portrays a high school senior. See more »

Goofs

During the pig stampede, when the old man shoots his gun he fires off three rounds. It is only a double barrel shotgun. The time in between shots is too short to reload the gun. See more »

Quotes

Fletcher: So are you guys going on some sort of road trip to Fieldmont this weekend?
Kevin Brewer: I don't think I'm going anymore.
Fletcher: That's too bad. I just went there last weekend to visit my bro. I almost didn't make it back.
Carter Scott: Almost didn't make it back? Dude, it's just college.
Fletcher: Yeah, yeah, just college. Yeah, see, that's what I thought, too. And then I went, and I'm telling you guys right now, it is fucking nuts, man. It's retarded.
Morris Hooper: Why? What happened?
Fletcher: You guys want to know?
[Kevin, Carter, and Morris all nod their heads]
Fletcher: ...
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Connections

References Gigi: Psychotic & Erotic (2005) See more »

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All Good
Written by Zach Corbell
Performed by Zeroleen
Published by Morphonics
Courtesy of Quango
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Major problems here. Drake Bell shouldn't even be in this movie, and it's not his fault.
8 September 2008 | by The_Amazing_Spy_RisesSee all my reviews

What you get with 'College' is, a lamely executed farce of a comedy that relies on idiotic humor that not even idiots would find funny. Luckily, the film has more boobs in it than any film of recent memory, and a couple of the female characters are extraordinarily good looking. That means, of course, that if you're either gay or female, you're going to want to kill yourself from boredom.

A simplistic plot for a simplistic movie doesn't allow for a lot of surprises, though the film's ending does get points for departing from the formulaic 'boy has epiphany and gets girl' ending, and adding a little more to it. Our three leads are tolerable at best. 'College' boasts a mostly unknown cast, with the only 'names' in the film being Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, and Verne Troyer. Andrew Caldwell's performance as a wannabe partier is basically a teenage version of Chris Farley's entire career. Except this one doesn't have the laughs. Bell is alright, but fails to gain the audience's attention as the leading man so many tween fans already tout him as. Kevin 'Chicken Little' Covais has a few funny moments, especially whenever he's acting drunk, but adds little to the film. He's a MUCH better singer than actor, as evidenced by American Idol. Haley Bennett was my favorite part of the film as Bell's love interest. Gary Owen is hilarious as 'Bearcat', the typical crazy frat guy.

'College' has heart, and gets credit for trying, but the execution on the part of the director, casting directors, producers, and to a lesser extent, the screenwriters is what hurts the film. First, I like that Drake Bell is trying to shed his Nickelodeon image, but he was the wrong guy to cast here, mostly because he isn't a big enough name to draw in the people, and what little fans he does have aren't old enough to see this film...there lies the problem. Bell's fans can't see the movie, and I seriously doubt all the people that voted for Covais on American Idol are fond enough to waste their money on this movie. Next, the rating of this film, while very much deserved, hurts the film the most. Had the film been made as a PG-13 film, it might have been just as 'good' in terms of quality, not to mention it would have made more money. Third, all the 'f' bombs and nudity were completely unnecessary, and seem to be there just to secure the R rating. Fourth, having been to college myself, this film is nothing like the real thing. The parties are crazy, but this is too much. It is so unrealistic on every level that it's just astounding. At least Superbad was realistic...in some regards.

'College' is a painful and sad attempt to recreate college life on the big screen. If you want something more realistic, try 'Fifty Pills'. Or just take fifty pills of something. Bell is seriously miscast, and Deb Hagan's direction, along with her producers' bad choices, drag down what could have been a mildly entertaining and mildly successful Superbad ripoff.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,153,109, 31 August 2008

Gross USA:

$4,694,636

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,265,483
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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