MovieAddict's Movie Review of Old School

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Old School

MovieAddict - wrote on 03/11/12

Mitch (Luke Wilson) catches the early flight home from San Diego to surprise his girlfriend (Juliette Lewis) but he is the one who gets the surprise of his life when he discovers her watching porn alone in their bedroom. He almost buys into her lies until a blind folded couple stumble out of his bathroom to engage in threesome with her. Things get worse when there is a knock at the door from a gentleman (no, not a Jehovah's Witness) who announces that he is there for the gang bang party.

Meanwhile Frank the Tank (Will Ferell) is the former party animal who is getting married despite warnings at the altar from an embittered married friend Beanie (Vince Vaughn) who whispers "You get one vagina for the rest of your life” This leads some very funny rendition of 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' by an unconventional wedding singer who truly makes the song his own by adding in a few extra words for example "when I see the f*****g look in your eye" and a few non-choreographed dance moves!

When Mitch gets a new house near a local college, Beanie shows his friendship by throwing a party to "ease the pain" of his failed relationship sowing the seeds of an idea. They decide to form a fraternity filled with various people including friends, college students, lowlifes, middle-aged men and old retirees. However, the Dean (Jeremy Piven) holds a strong personal grudge against Mitch, Frank and Bernard and their fraternity that they had created and is determined to shut it down.

Jeremy Piven is good, Wilson, Vaughn and Ferrell are funnier than they have ever been. Even Andy Dick is funny in this movie playing a flamboyant gay man. Nice cameo of Sean William Scott. Another great aspect about this film is the terrific use of catchy songs at the right moment! The best sequences are supported by songs like 'Master of Puppets' by Metallica, 'The Sound of Silence' by Simon & Garfunkel and 'Here I go again' by Whitesnake.

Old School is unapologetically raunchy, hilarious and is definitely a guilty pleasure with some laugh out loud jokes and funny situations.

Recent Comments

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/11/12 at 10:55 PM CT

Old School Review comment

Yeah it's one of those smartly written comedy with likable characters which a rarity these days. Hilarious situations are full throttle from beginning to end right. ;-) I'm glad I read the review from Alex, that's how I discovered this gem.

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