VAN WILDER DEUX: THE RISE OF TAJ
Sex, Booze and Stupidity
Release Date: December 01, 2006
Starring: Kal Penn, Shobu Kapoor, Dan
Percival, Holly Davidson,
Anthony Cozens, William De
Coverly, Glen Barry, Lauren
Cohan, Tom Davey, and Steve
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 95 minutes
Distributor: MGM/Sony Pictures
Director: Mort Nathan
Executive Producer: Kal Penn and Daniel Spilo
Producer: Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams,
Robert L. Levy, Natan Zahavi,
and Elie Samaha
Writer: David Drew Gallagher
Address Comments To:Dan Taylor, President
Harry Evans Sloan, Chairman/CEO
Clark Woods, President of Distribution
MGM Studios Inc.
(A privately held company of Sony Pictures Entertainment)
10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 900067
Phone: (310) 449-3000
Fax: (310) 449-8819
Taj arrives in England to attend Camford University and accept an invitation to join an exclusive fraternity, the Fox and Hounds. Upon arrival, he learns he has not been invited to join the fraternity and must instead live with a small group of sex-crazed dysfunctional misfits. The false invitation turned out to be a running bad joke the snobs in the Fox and Hounds enjoy playing on numerous victims.
The predictable script pits Taj’s dysfunctional misfits against the Fox and Hounds in a quest for the Camford Cup, a trophy annually won by the Fox and Hounds. So, who do you think wins this year? Duhh.
Everything about this movie is predictably disgusting, right down to a dog being drugged so as to turn a dog show into a doggie porn show. Some of the female characters are nymphomaniacs and others lean in that direction. The male characters, including Taj’s father, glorify the idea of fornicating with many women.
This is the kind of movie that says to college students, “If you’re not having sex with someone new on a regular basis, you’re less cool than the nerd in our movie who finally got in on the action himself.” While there is a joke in the movie about venereal disease, no one gets a disease, no one gets pregnant and no one gets sick or dies from binge drinking, even though one of the “fun games” in the Camford Cup competition is a speed beer-drinking contest.
In the real world, sinful behavior has dire consequences. People do get venereal diseases, girls do get pregnant from one-night stands, and binge drinkers can wind up dead. When movies trivialize and glamorize sin, they poison the minds of their audience. When Hollywood pours out a steady diet of poison like BEERFEST, BORAT, SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, and VAN WILDER DEUX they pollute society. If the major film companies were pouring millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Mississippi River, executives might have trouble sleeping at night, but they spew out filth like VAN WILDER DEUX with a sense of pride. No respectable human being should want their name in the credits of a travesty like this.
MOVIEGUIDE® strongly warns against anyone watching this filth. It makes us wonder whether those who produce and release such movies if they encourage their sons to pursue multiple sex partners and encourage their daughters to be binge-drinking, foul-mouthed nymphomaniacs.
Everything about this movie is predictably disgusting, right down to a dog being drugged to turn a dog show into a doggie porn show. Some of the female characters are nymphomaniacs, and others lean in that direction. The male characters, including Taj’s father, glorify the idea of fornicating with many women. This is the kind of movie that says to college students, “If you’re not fornicating regularly with someone new, you’re less cool than the nerd in our movie who finally got in on the action himself.”