March 2, 2003

This movie was so totally sweet that it made me want to crap my pants!

I seriously regret not going to see Old School last weekend instead of Shanghai Knights. I wouldn’t have wasted my $7.50 and I would have gotten to see Old School twice. At least I got to see the trailer for Willard again.

Way better than Road Trip. Road Trip was funny and semi-shocking, but mostly it was just silly stereotypes. Old School seemed to be a more mature effort – and I don’t just mean that the characters were older. There seemed to be a sincere effort by Todd Phillips to make a more entertaining film this time around.

Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn were hilarious. Luke Wilson was okay – and I’m probably just saying this because he’s hot – but I don’t think it was his fault. Mitch Martin was a throwaway character that could have been played by anyone from Ben Affleck to Tobey Maguire to Mike Meyers. Jeremy Piven was the best of all, playing the snotty Dean Pritchard. I don’t have to point out the irony of that casting, do I?

Everyone knows I can’t get enough of Andy Dick. Blech. His cameo was damn funny though. He’s started quite a cottage industry for himself with cameos. Road Trip, Zoolander, Dude, Where’s My Car?, blah, blah, blah…Speaking of Dude, Seann William Scott also had a cameo…which confirms my theory about his sexuality – did I really need to see him getting tongue from Will Ferrell?

There was way too much of Will Ferrell’s ass in this film. Couldn’t he have worked out before filming? There was definitely too much of that black guy’s ass, too. Would it have been too much to ask to just catch a glimpse of Luke Wilson’s ass? Please?

That fucking Dust in the Wind song is still stuck in my head. It didn’t help that I heard it again today while we were shopping at Kohl’s. Fucking Kansas.

Go see this now. I’m looking forward to the DVD – I’m expecting some deleted scenes that will make me lose my lunch.

Year – 2003
Rating – R
Runtime – 91 minutes
Genre – Frat Pack
Director(s) – Todd Phillips
Writer(s) – Court Crandall, Todd Phillips
Actor(s) – Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Juliette Lewis
BOB Rating – Four BOBs
Favorite Quote – "True love is hard to find...sometimes, you think you have true love, but then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a damn magic show..." - Mitch (Luke Wilson)