This movie is hilariously funny! I've seen it more than 4 times and it gets funnier every time! Ryan Reynolds is hilarious as Van Wilder, the lead role. Being that this is a National Lampoon movie, one would expect it to be funny. It definitely lives up to expectations of the previous National Lampoon movies. The script is ingenious and is extremely well-written. Many parts of the movie are unexpected, which makes it all the more enjoyable. This movie is so much fun to watch over and over again. The part with the dog and the "eclairs" is hilarious in itself. Although this is one <more>
of Reynolds' first movies, it is a big hit. Surely, we can look for more hilarious movies like this one in the future.
This was one heck of an hilarious movie. I can watch it over and over. Reynolds did a spectacular job in the movie, but I must say that without the character Taj the movie wouldn't have been as funny.This is more of a guy comedy type movie but my gf loved it also.The donuts scene I must say was a little gross but still the movie was amazing. Laughed from start to finish..... This is the kind of guy everyone would like to be or know in College.I don't think they could of taken anyone else then Reynolds to do this role maybe I m just saying that because he is one of my favorite actors <more>
Terribly Tasteless but Hilariously Funny (by dingo865)
This movie is exactly what you expect from the genre: mindless fluff with adolescent jokes, nudity, and lots of gross-out stuff. It is, however, unapologetic about it, and invests a lot to carry things to the extreme, which is what gives it its charm. If you cannot take any of the above and find enjoyment in them, don't waste your time with Van Wilder.If, on the other hand, you like vomit-inducing pranks, beautiful young girls flashing their boobies, and hilarious one-liners galore peppered by a huge dose of stereotypes but without hatred , you will have one of the most entertaining 2 <more>
hours of your life. Every time it plays on TV I find myself watching it again and again. The two leading male actors, Ryan Reynolds and Kal Penn, are exceptional as usual, and Tara Reid, while she offers her customary wooden non-performance, fills out her role enough not to be painful. A surprise find is the actor playing Tara's boyfriend: he plays so well, you will LOVE to hate him.All I can say is, with college for 20 years behind me, I wish I had a Van Wilder when I was attending school. And the movie even has a message!
Don't believe the critics this is a great movie (by silentbobus)
This is a great movie, don't believe the critics on this one. If you get this on DVD you can safely fast-forward through the two over-the-top gross out scenes that virtually assured this movie would get terrible reviews. The rest is pure comic genius in the often amusing, but rarely outstanding, field of teen/college comedy. This is my new favorite movie!ps. The best jokes in this movie rely on sex or sexual inuendo. If you don't like either you can safely count this movie out, but then again, you probably knew that already.
One of the Best Comedies Out There (by mu35577)
Van Wilder is not your traditional comedy. It is very funny, but it goes beyond the traditional college comedy movie. Ryan Reynolds does an incredible job as Van Wilder while co-stars Kal Penn and Tara Reid create memorable characters. I have watched this movie over ten times and still laugh as hard as the first one. There are many great one-liners but also the concepts and ideas in the movie make you laugh. The cast is incredible in this movie and characters are developed, unlike other comedies. I actually cared about the characters because I "knew" them unlike other college movies <more>
where there is no depth to the characters. Not to ruin the plot, but there is a very good plot along with a well written script. The movie itself, without the comedy side, could even be a love-drama. Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid develop a relationship that you want to work which leads to an exciting romance story. But you are watching it for the laughs and Van Wilder doesn't disappoint. A great movie to watch when bored or with your friends over and over again. You'll be laughing throughout the whole movie while enjoying a good plot as well and an overall very underrated movie.
First off, I believe Van Wilder is one of the most underrated films ever. The comedy is truly something worth laughing for, it's got a pretty good script, great music, and Ryan Reynolds is excellent as Van Wilder.Van Wilder instantly became one of my favorite movies right after I watched it. I know National Lampoon has produced some failures lately, but this movie definitely is not one of them.The plot: The coolest guy on campus Van has seven years of college under his belt, but would rather party than study. Van then meets a reporter who knows Van is purposely failing in school to <more>
avoid graduating and going out into the "real world". Simple but funny and interesting plot.As I mentioned earlier, Ryan Reynolds is phenomenal as Van, and acts is part just perfectly in my opinion. Kal Penn shines as Taj, the awkward but lovable new transfer student from Bunglapoor, India. Honestly, I feel every character except Gwen played by Tara Reid was portrayed very well.Bottom line: I love Van Wilder, it's a hilarious movie that really stands out among others.
i didn't expect much coming into this movie, i didn't hear much about it and Van wilder was one of the national lampoon movies without Chevy Chase. however this movie surpassed all my expectations. Van Wilder defines the slapstick teen comedy of the new millennium. loaded with sexual humor and innuendo, Van Wilder keep the laughs coming. i believe Tara Reid was at her hottest in this movie, and believe it or not, there are a ton of quotable lines to live by in this film. as for the plot, its just about some guy who doesn't wanna leave the college he calls his home until he meets a <more>
girl that makes him realize his own potential. this film was much better then the last 2 American pies put together. this is a true popcorn movie to watch with your friends.
Ok, nothing new, but sill light and funny (by RIK-22)
Now that I am into my thirties I find most movies cliché and uninteresting, especially the action genre, SWAT, Face Off, Swordfish, XXX, Shaft, do I need to continue. Yet people for some reason actually pay money to see these films. I've started to enter my pompous intellectual phase, yet I still have a big weakness for teen movies.Animal house, Ferris, Weird Science, Bachelor Party and more recently a resurgence with American Pie, Road Trip, Have the Cow and Van Wilder.All of these films are great, IMO. Sure they are predictable, a bit cliché, sometimes gross and certainly a bit <more>
childish, but they are bloody funny. The only rule for a comedy is to be funny. I guess that if we are honest that period of our lives should be best. At least you have the innocence and optimism to know your life is all in front of you and getting laid and having fun, is pretty much the only thing on your mind that hasn't changed if we are honest .I am disappointed that so many people criticise a film that clearly wasn't meant to be taken too seriously and is genuinely funny. Great stuff please may it continue.
Likable, familiar college comedy gets an appealing performance from the lead actor. (by hu675)
Van Wilder Ryan Reynolds is one of the coolest, nicest, likable and most popular guy at the Coolidge College. He's also has an personal assistant Kal Penn . Wilder is great at throwing parties and helping students with their courses at their most outrageous moments but since Wilder is at his seventh year as senior and he never takes his future seriously. Graduation for Wilder is the furthest thing is his mind. Things are about to change, when an young attractive reporter Tara Reid try to figure out Wilder's wild life. Wilder's father Tim Matheson threatens to stop paying <more>
his tuition for the seventh time. Wilder, His Personal Assistant and His Buddy Teck Holmes will try find ways to keep Wilder in college. But there's a slimly college student Daniel Cosgrove , who is the boyfriend of the reporter. This jerk will do anything to get Wilder out of college.Directed by Walt Becker Buying the Cow, Wild Hogs made an smoothly surprisingly well done outrageous comedy with a couple of very funny scenes With also one hilarious gross-out scene is actually disgustingly memorable, if you like it or not . Reynolds' appealing performance makes this college comedy film fun to watch. It is also better than most of these silly college movies and this one offers something fresh. This film was an modest hit at the box office. It was also one of the top selling DVD's of 2002.This unrated DVD has an clean anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1 transfer an good-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD menus have an censored and uncensored options. The second disc is packed with extras, including:Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Behind the Scenes featurettes and more. This film is a lot of fun, if you don't think about it too much. Written by the writers of "The Girl Next Door":Brent Goldberg and David T. Wagner. Deon Richmond, Erik Estrada and Chris Owen appears in cameos. Paul Gleason From "The Breakfest Club" fame , Curtis Armstrong "Bugger" from "Revenge of the Nerds" films and Unbilled:Tom Everett Scott appears in small supporting roles. *** ½/***** .