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Juvenile Campus Hijinks

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Release Date: April 05, 2002

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Teck Holes, and Daniel Cosgrove

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and young adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

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Content:

(PaPaPa, Ho, B, C, LLL, V, SSS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Strong pagan worldview with a couple homosexual elements, some moral elements, including reconciliation between father and son, and protagonist makes the Sign of the Cross before taking an important college test, and he passes; at least 43 obscenities (including 10 or so “f” words), one strong profanity, seven light profanities, vomiting, and lots of gross bathroom and bodily humor; slapstick violence such as college student tricks faculty member into ramming into campus guard’s small vehicle, causing guard to spill milkshake all over himself; depicted fornication, implied oral sex, implied masturbation, and many other sexual references, some more crude than others; upper female nudity, rear male nudity and scenes of implied nudity; alcohol use, drunkenness and underage drinking; smoking and marijuana use; and, lying, college pranks, skipping classes, and villainous college students sneak elementary schoolchildren into booze party to frame protagonist.


Summary:

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VAN WILDER is a comedy about an easy-going campus prankster at Coolidge College who reforms some of his ways when he meets the girl of his dreams. Despite some moral elements and a positive reference to Christianity, VAN WILDER is filled with strong sexual immorality, foul language and lots of gross humor about bodily functions.


Review:

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VAN WILDER is about an easy-going campus prankster at Coolidge College. Van Wilder’s rich father finds out that his son has spent seven years in college without graduating, so he cuts off Van’s tuition money. Van tries a couple schemes to earn the money, including topless tutoring, until he discovers that people will pay him to throw exciting college parties. A beautiful female student journalist, Gwen, is ordered to do a story on Van. Slowly, Van begins to win her heart, but this enrages her conceited fraternity boyfriend. Meanwhile, Gwen wonders if Van can ever be serious enough for a long-term relationship.
Following in the footsteps of ANIMAL HOUSE, VAN WILDER is filled with strong sexual immorality, foul language and lots of gross humor about bodily functions. All of this abhorrent content becomes truly weird when VAN WILDER starts inserting some moral elements within its juvenile campus hijinks. Van even makes the Sign of the Cross before taking an important test, which he passes. Despite the movie’s abhorrent content, Ryan Reynolds is charming enough in the title role that it would be good to see him in a more positive comic venue.


In Brief:

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VAN WILDER is about an easy-going campus prankster at Coolidge College. Van Wilder’s rich father finds out that his son has spent seven years in college without graduating, so he cuts off Van’s tuition money. Van tries a couple schemes to earn the money, including topless tutoring, until he discovers that people will pay him to throw exciting college parties. A beautiful female student journalist, Gwen, is ordered to do a story on Van. Slowly, Van begins to win her heart, but this enrages her conceited fraternity boyfriend. Meanwhile, Gwen wonders if Van can ever be serious enough for a long-term relationship.
Following in the footsteps of ANIMAL HOUSE, VAN WILDER is filled with strong sexual immorality, foul language and lots of gross humor about bodily functions. All of this abhorrent content becomes truly weird when VAN WILDER starts inserting some moral elements within its juvenile campus hijinks. Van even makes the Sign of the Cross before taking an important test, which he passes. Despite the movie’s abhorrent content, Ryan Reynolds is charming enough in the title role that it would be good to see him in a more positive comic venue.