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National Lampoon's Van Wilder

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A fun visit on occasion

    Not much to add here beyond the byline-I have the dvd and the blu ray was a decent price so I figured I would go ahead and buy the upgrade. One drawback and something I still haven't figured out is that some blurays show up full screen on my 50 inch tv. But still Van Wilder is a fun movie that I find myself watching 3-4x a year. Not much thinking invloved, decent jokes, some overkill but hey what do you expect from National Lampon. Ryan Reynolds is fun to watch in this film along with other upcoming actors who are now starting to make names for themselves.
    HIghly recommend if this is your cup of tea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Van Wilder: Reynolds Rocks

    I unfortunately chose not to see this on the big screen. However, after hearing good things I gave it a chance and loved it. Reynold's has great screen presence and his quick wit and quirky comebacks provide endless laughs. Reynolds, like Jim Carrey is basically hilarious to watch yet he doesn't have to resort to such lunacy to achieve results. He's a real talent. Tara Reid compliments Reynold's role as the level headed journalist and Van's love interest. She suprised me actually and gave a nice performance. The support cast is great and the jokes are not only well thought out, but well acted. There's a real charisma between the cast and they all give excellent performances. The movie gets a bit smooshy towards the end but still provides enough laughs to label it a comedy, rather than a comedy/romance. A lot of people pigeon hole this into the teen movie catergory, which really bothered me, as a main feature of the move is it's originality. I can't remember how many times I hit the rewind button but this 90 minute movie went for two hours the first time I watched it. Guaranteed to make you laugh with jokes that cater for all. Can't wait for Reynolds next flick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Poetry, Comedy, Hot Chick

    I¿ll begin with a confession: I was reluctant to watch this film. It was snobbish on my part. A recent interview with Tara Reid in MAXIM portrayed the actress as a shallow ditz, and I doubted that the voluntary suspension of disbelief would succeed in allowing me to see her as serious college student Gwen Pearson. This was the crux of my objection to NATIONAL LAMPOON¿S VAN WILDER. My husband cleverly defeated my opposition with the ¿Yes, but she¿s a really hot chick¿ defense, and we bought the DVD. To my surprise, Reid pulls off the act, dropping words like ¿pander¿ and phrases like ¿benevolent agenda¿ as if they had belonged in her personal vocabulary bank all along. The writing goes far beyond clever. It¿s down right poetic, with lines dance on the ear like a butterfly on a buttercup. Take, for example, ¿That¿s no bong! That¿s for my shlong!¿ Watch out Shakespeare. Best of all, the movie answers the age-old question: What was Ferris Bueller like in college? Van Wilder (Ryan Reynonds) fits the mold rather closely. He¿s a philanthropist who knows how to have a good time. He¿s funny, good looking, and popular with just about everyone. Brilliant ideas like topless tutors and the naked mile run are a-dime-a-dozen with this guy. Most importantly, he always gets his way. I¿m glad I didn¿t get away with turning my nose up at this delightfully amusing film. So even if you¿re skeptical, give it a try, and don¿t neglect to consider that Tara Reid¿s a really hot chick.

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