Todd Phillips (Director)
Luke Wilson (Mitch Martin)
Will Ferrell (Frank)
Vince Vaughn (Beanie)
Ellen Pompeo (Nicole)
Craig Kilborn (Boyfriend)
Leah Remini (Lara)
Juliette Lewis (Heidi)
we've got a movie starring Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, and Luke
Wilson. I know Vince can be psychotic, dramatic, or
swinging. I know Will can be hilarious. I know Luke
can...well, I haven't actually seen Luke in a movie where he
actually had a part major enough for me to really notice him, so I
don't know much about what he can do but let's give him the benefit
of a doubt.
we've got 3 decent actors and a plot that is ripe with comic
potential: Mitch (Wilson) walks in on his girlfriend who is smack in
the middle of a kinky sex game-- might sound ok to some but it
involves other people-- not just 2, a few other people, a group or
gang if you will. So this guy Mitch moves out into his own
place-- which happens to be practically on a college campus.
Mitch has 2 buds-- Frank, recently married (Ferrell) who's already
having doubts and Beanie (Vaughn) that's been married and feels
dominated by his wife. Once Mitch moves in Frank and Beanie
decide that Mitch's place will be their home away from home-- they
can party and do whatever their wives won't let them do normally
(you, because all women are evil hags-- whatever!).
doesn't take long for Beanie to throw a huge party at the
house. All the college kids are invited, Snoop Dog shows up (I
have no idea WHY), and the house and surrounding neighborhood gets a
little trashed. The Dean of the college gets pissed and tries
to kick them out of the house-- the only way they can stay is if
they become part of the school....so they do the logical thing and
start a Fraternity.
the writers had stuck with the Frat concept and not gone off on some
stupid love story with Mitch, this film would have been great.
Sure there are some great scenes-- mostly thanks to Will Ferrell,
but really the trailer was more satisfying than the film. I
was disappointed. I laughed a few times but the overall feeling
afterwards was disappointment. So, if you're just looking for
a few laughs and the inevitable boob shot-- it IS a Frat movie--
then by all means go see this. If you are looking for a modern
day "Animal House" then forget it. The only way
you'll really think this is funny is if you're high, but then in
that state you'd probably think anything is funny.
-- Patsy (
2 out of 4 pops )
about this film with other Popkorn Junkies
Billy Ray ( 3 out of 4 pops )
Guilty pleasure, and
nothing more. This is your typical comedy, with the same jokes and
the same unexplained storylines, but Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn save
it from total disaster. Will Ferrell as Frank the Tank, and Vince
Vaughn as a partier who always tells his son to 'use earmuffs' when
vulgar language ensues, turn this flick into a hilarious romp from the
director of the lame "Road Trip". The whole outline of
the film is never really justified, since it is hard to believe any
institute of higher learning would allow any non-college students to
form a fraternity, but the performances make up for the lack of reason.
This film is just plain funny, but is definitely a guilty pleasure.
Alas, I might be seeing it again very soon.