National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Party Liaison)
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National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Party Liaison)
Van Wilder might be starting his seventh year at Coolidge College, but graduation is the furthest thing from his mind. Armed with a personal assistant and a coterie of admirers, Van has reached the status of living legend on campus, throwing bashes that make geeks popular, raising money for charity and generally "inspiring the uninspired." But when Van's father refuses to pay any more of his son's tuition bills, Van turns party planning into a business in order to continue living in undergraduate bliss. As the cash begins to roll in, Van catches the eye of student journalist… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An uneven mix of National Lampoon-style high jinks (yes, it feels slightly dated) and Farrelly-brothers touches tossed in for gross measure."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"... Tara Reid plays a college journalist, but she looks like the six-time winner of the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Pageant, so I don't know what she's doing in here ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I know it's harder to write good jokes than it is rotten ones, but based on what's displayed here, it doesn't seem like the effort was even made."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"...Mainly a collection of dumb sight gags, gross-out jokes, and comic sex, with a dull-as-dishwater premise and a spotty cast list."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"The film is all over the place, really. It dabbles all around, never gaining much momentum."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"An unabashedly bad movie full of cliches, claptrap, fairly good rock 'n' roll and stomach-turning gross-out gags."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"The grossest, most disgusting humor imaginable."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...I will admit to having chuckled at an Erik Estrada cameo..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"While Van Wilder may not be the worst National Lampoon film, it's far from being this generation's Animal House."
‑ Heather Wadowski, Film Threat
"Strangely comes off as a kingdom more mild than wild."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"An effervescent campus gross-out comedy that's true to the amoral, anarchic spirit of Lampoon founder-editor and screenwriter Doug Kenney."
‑ John Patterson, L.A. Weekly
"Rude, crude, obnoxious, disgusting, and unfunny..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Compare it to the recent Cameron Diaz-starring disaster The Sweetest Thing and you'll reckon it deserves an Oscar."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Writers Brent Goldberg and David Wagner apparently saw no reason to bother with anything so sophisticated as, say, story or characters."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Enthusiastically taking up the current teen movie concern with bodily functions, Walt Becker's film pushes all the demographically appropriate comic buttons."
‑ Simon Wardell,
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