Old School (2003)


Movie Review

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Starring: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Vince Vaughn

Mitch (Luke Wilson) breaks up with his girlfriend Heidi (Juliette Lewis) because he finds her taking part in orgies in their bedroom with lots of random folks.  Naturally, he’s in a rut and makes an ass of himself in front of his high school crush Nicole (Ellen Pompeo) at his friend Frank’s (Will Ferrell) wedding reception.  After the break-up, Mitch buys a house near his alma mater Harrison University.  Mitch’s friend Bernard (Vince Vaughn) throws a party at Mitch’s house to cheer him up after the break-up.  Bernard brings in big names like Snoop Dogg for the party deemed Mitch-A-Palooza.  Mitch-A-Palooza is so awesome that Mitch, Bernard, and Frank have taken over the party scene at Harrison University.  Administrators at the university take notice and threaten Mitch because his house is technically designated for social and community services.  To stay in his new home, Mitch and his thirty-something friends decide to start a fraternity and begin reliving their glory days of college.

Old School refreshed the whole concept of the frat comedy for the 21st century.  It’s outrageous.  It’s crude.  It’s awesome.  Three middle-aged men start a fraternity to bring back the magic of college.  Top that off with the face that the film is starring three powerhouse comedians in Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Vince Vaughn.  What more could you possibly need to laugh your ass off?  It’s a modern classic that you need to see now.



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