Old School

Old School

Todd Phillips (2003)

88min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This follow-up to Road Trip from director Todd Phillips is a spirit-lifting scream. A well-scripted frat-boy flick with a twist, it has a tale that's so irrepressible that it's hard not to warm to its infantile charms. Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn let it all hang out (in Ferrell's case, quite literally) as bored and disillusioned buddies who try to recapture the fun of their college years by establishing their own off-campus fraternity. While Wilson's dry comic style only really comes to life during the film's bolder set pieces, Vaughn and Ferrell are such natural clowns that they up the tempo whenever they're on screen. Of course it's no great stretch for Swingers star Vaughn to do sleazy, sharp wit; neither is Anchorman's Ferrell a stranger to slapstick. However, the two combined are a chuckle-inducing delight, taking the film beyond the realm of just another Animal House carbon copy.

Summary

An embittered lawyer decides to relive the wild, crazy days of his youth after his girlfriend is unfaithful, and enlists the help of two equally disillusioned friends in setting up a fraternity house next to his former college campus. Comedy, starring Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Juliette Lewis.

Cast & Crew

Mitch Martin Luke Wilson
Frank Richard Will Ferrell
Bernard `Beanie' Campbell Vince Vaughn
Heidi Juliette Lewis
Darcie Elisha Cuthbert
Peppers Seann William Scott
Gordon Pritchard Jeremy Piven
Nicole Ellen Pompeo
Lara Leah Remini
Mark Craig Kilborn
Director Todd Phillips
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy