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Old School
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Starring: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Leah Remini, Jeremy Piven, Artie Lange, Seann William Scott
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Dreamworks SKG
Web Site: www.oldschool-themovie.com
Kiddie Movie: Leave them at home, please.
Date Movie: If she has a crude/fun sense of humor.
Gratuitous Sex: Some quality boobies and some porn on a TV.
Gratuitous Violence: Funny violence.
Action: Not really action-packed.
Laughs: Tons and tons if you let it.
Memorable Scene: Every scene with Will Ferrell.
Memorable Quote: "Love, it's a mother fucker."
Directed By: Todd Phillips
Produced By: Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Todd Phillips

Old School
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:31 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
"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.

"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 film.

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!!!

 

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