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      Old School

      R Released Feb 21, 2003 1h 30m Comedy List
      60% Tomatometer 167 Reviews 86% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings After discovering his girlfriend (Juliette Lewis) has been participating in group sex, attorney Mitch (Luke Wilson) feels his world come undone. He moves into a new place, which happens to be near a college campus, and tries to get his life back together. Two of his best friends, Frank (Will Ferrell) and Beanie (Vince Vaughn), start hanging out at Mitch's house, eventually turning the place into a wild party pad, much to the ire of the college's dean, Gordon "Cheese" Pritchard (Jeremy Piven). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      While not consistently funny, the movie does have its moments.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Very politically incorrect; funny for many adults. Rated: 3/5 Dec 26, 2010 Full Review Time Out Director Phillips confesses to frat membership in his youth, and even made a documentary on the subject. So why is this not funnier or more outrageous? Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Peter Travers Rolling Stone Only fitfully funny, except when Ferrell is onscreen -- then you won't stop laughing. Rated: 2/4 Mar 7, 2005 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Each comedian's distinct personality and contrasting style of humor lends to a diverting onscreen partnership. Rated: 7/10 Nov 7, 2020 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed Flawed, clich, contrived, and poorly developed... Jul 6, 2010 Full Review AskMen.com Staff AskMen.com Mitch (Luke Wilson) has just been cheated on and moved into a nice new bachelor pad right near the local college. But when threatened with eviction by the dean of the college, Mitch's buddies Beanie (Vince Vaughn) and Frank (Will Ferrell) suggest that the Rated: 79/100 Feb 17, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Charles C With gut-busting scenes of comedy, a very charming and likeable cast, a story a lot of us would like to live out, and being responsable for boosting Will farell an Vince vaughn career, Old School is a great early film by Todd Phillips. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/01/24 Full Review Isaiah R Absolutely wonderful movie from the top to the bottom. Some may argue that it's nothing more than a prototypical raunchy film, but they took that template and layered it with a clever plot, several quotable lines, and terrific performances from Wilson, Ferrell, and Vaughn respectively. It's aged so well over the past 20 years, and I find myself busting out laughing at just about every twist and turn. Frank the Tank is one of my favorite cinematic characters ever, and he alone has so many one liners that I use frequently and hear out in public often as well. "You're my boy, Blue!", "Once it hits your lips it's so good.", "I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be." The list could go on and on. In addition, Jeremy Piven does a great job portraying the douchey, entitled dean of students and he makes it easy to root against him throughout the film. The plot is very unserious, but by no means is it bad. It navigates through several different storylines, and just about all of the scenes hold some kind of significance to the actual film itself. Through Frank's marriage and divorce, the rise and fall of Mitch, Beanie's formation of the fraternity, the love triangle around Nicole, and then obviously the main plot of Dean Pritchard's attempt to disband the fraternity. Above all else the film serves its purpose as a comedy film, and it makes viewers laugh throughout the entire screening. This movie is timeless, and relates to every man's dream of taking a step back and reliving the glory days for just a little while longer. I'm sure I'll watch this another thousand times over the course of my life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review alan g Unfunny sex comedy. Crude, gratuitous nudity, insipid acting. Will Ferrill at a new low. Juliet Lewis sucks as usual. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Audience Member Think of this as a kinder version of 'Animal House' with lots of partying, nudity, and even artists performing like snoop dogg. Each of these guys have to figure out where they stand being in their 30s. The movie is 90 minutes even, and some continuity glitches suggest heavy editing missing a few things. The plot doesn't really kick off until the last half hour. Some stuff is very dated and questionable no doubt but there's still genuine laughs. A college comedy in a sea of them that manages to be above average. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Justin I Best Will Ferrell movie! Hands Down!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Glen M very funny and that's what a comedy need to be Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After discovering his girlfriend (Juliette Lewis) has been participating in group sex, attorney Mitch (Luke Wilson) feels his world come undone. He moves into a new place, which happens to be near a college campus, and tries to get his life back together. Two of his best friends, Frank (Will Ferrell) and Beanie (Vince Vaughn), start hanging out at Mitch's house, eventually turning the place into a wild party pad, much to the ire of the college's dean, Gordon "Cheese" Pritchard (Jeremy Piven).
      Director
      Todd Phillips
      Producer
      Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Todd Phillips
      Screenwriter
      Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG
      Production Co
      Montecito Picture Company, DreamWorks Pictures, The Montecito Picture Company
      Rating
      R (Nudity|Language|Some Strong Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 21, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $74.6M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital, Dolby SR, SDDS, Dolby Stereo, DTS, Surround, Dolby A
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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