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      P.C.U.

      PG-13 Released Apr 29, 1994 1h 19m Comedy List
      50% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 75% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence (Chris Young) visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he's guided by fraternity wild man Droz (Jeremy Piven) and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in nasty preppy Rand McPherson (David Spade) and the school's steely president (Jessica Walter). With their house threatened with expulsion, Droz and company decide to throw a raging party where the various factions will collide. Read More Read Less

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Surprisingly funny. Rated: 3/5 Jun 26, 2003 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times PCU is a fertile movie, filled with the beginnings of good ideas and promising scenes. But somehow everything seems truncated; there's not the kind of follow-through that takes a funny situation and builds on it until the laughs begin to pyramid. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...quite watchable and often legitimately funny... Rated: 3/4 May 25, 2024 Full Review Stephen Silver The SS Ben Hecht It is a comedy that demonstrates that every op-ed about college kids going way, way too far, is based on very old ideas. (30th anniversary) Rated: 3/5 Apr 26, 2024 Full Review Chase Burns The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Defining what the film stands for is harder than defining what it stands against. It's anti-vegan, anti-feminist, anti-Black, anti-queer, and also-here's the overlooked part-pointedly anti-fascist. Dec 9, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Eric F I remember first seeing this movie in 1997 or 1998. I rented the tape in a Blockbuster with a few friends and we had a lot of laughs. It became one of the main sources of quotes for us, but I never watched it again until yesterday. I always remembered it as "that cool college movie with George Clinton". Seeing it again for the first time in over 20 years was a whole different experience. Not only it brought back so many memories, but the world as we are now makes this movies feels like reading ancient prophecies that came true! What was over the top in colleges in the 1990's looks so little compared to what we have today. Another big change is that what we see in PCU was kinda restricted to college cities, but now with social media it feels like that kind of stuff is everywhere, from older people working to young high school kids. The cast is great and the soundtrack is even better, but what really makes it shine it's the script. You would never see something like this made today, but now MORE THAN EVER it is what we need! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/14/24 Full Review Slangin N Still hilarious almost 30 years later. This is miles better than anything we are getting today. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/14/23 Full Review Jrod O Such a great cast. I watch this at least once a year, and can quote every line. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/09/23 Full Review Gareth W As time goes on this imagined over exaggeration gradually becomes more and more representative of modern left wing activists. Rather amusing that yesterdays idea of comedy is todays reality. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/02/23 Full Review Bradley S Hilarious and more relevant now than when it was filmed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/21/23 Full Review Gary G If you aren't sensitive and or too high minded, this movie is awesome. Wish it was streaming somewhere. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence (Chris Young) visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he's guided by fraternity wild man Droz (Jeremy Piven) and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in nasty preppy Rand McPherson (David Spade) and the school's steely president (Jessica Walter). With their house threatened with expulsion, Droz and company decide to throw a raging party where the various factions will collide.
      Director
      Hart Bochner
      Producer
      Paul Schiff
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      20th Century Fox
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 29, 1994, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 2, 2003
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.3M
      Runtime
      1h 19m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Dolby SR, Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)