Movie Stats & Links
||Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will
Ferrell, Leah Remini, Jeremy Piven, Artie Lange, Seann William
||Leave them at home, please.
||If she has a crude/fun sense of
||Some quality boobies and some
porn on a TV.
||Not really action-packed.
||Tons and tons if you let it.
||Every scene with Will Ferrell.
||"Love, it's a mother fucker."
||Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck,
"Old School" is one of the funniest movies of all
time, as long as, for example, you can find the humor in an old dude
about to wrestle two young hotties in a kiddie-pool filled with KY
Jelly. Yes, the two young hotties lose their tops; yes, the old dude
has a big grabber; and yes, it is now questioned if our heroes should
stop having KY Jelly wrestling tournaments. Itís simple humor, itís
crude humor, and maybe more dude humor than dudette humor (although
the girls in the audience seemed to laugh just as much), but if you
can enjoy a movie that doesnít care who it offends, cannot take a
movie seriously, and can just let things make you laugh, "Old School"
will probably rank high on your humor list. If you were offended by
"Animal House" stay away.
A Movie Review
"Old School" gives us the story of Mitch
Martin (Luke Wilson). He was recently freaked out by the swinging sex-capades
of his girlfriend, leaves her, and finds a house on the college campus
in which to live. His buddy Frank (Will Ferrell) just got hitched,
much to the chagrin of the other buddy, Beanie (Vince Vaughn), who
even as Frankís fiancť was walking down the isle, was trying to
convince Frank to get out before itís too late. Beanie and Frank see
the benefit of Mitch living on campus, quickly staging a college party
at Mitchís house and supreme hilarity ensues.
Alright, things donít work out that simply. The Dean (Jeremy Piven
in the exact opposite role of his place in the great film "PCU") wants
Mitch gone and re-zones his house so that it must be used for campus
purposes. Mitch figures he is now moving, but Beanie canít let a good
thing go, especially when hot, college girls are involved. He
convinces Mitch to start a fraternity and more hilarity ensues. Sure,
thereís a love story with Mitch; sure, thereís the Dean conniving to
get the fraternity closed; and sure, somehow our heroes life's turn
out well, but "Old School" is as much about crude humor as it is dudes
approaching middle-age and trying to re-live the fun of college.
I laughed a lot during "Old School," more than I have laughed in a
while. Vince Vaughn was fantastic as the ring-leader, Luke Wilson was
great as the "trying to play it straight" guy, and Will Ferrell was
totally hilarious as "Frank the Tank." This is not a movie to take
seriously, not a movie to worry about plot or character development,
and if you are easily offended please donít see "Old School" and
complain about it. If the trailer made you laugh, so will the rest of
the film. If the trailer made you cringe, so will the rest of the
With that Iím not going to ruin any more of the film. Take it for
what it is. I did and give it 5 stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!