Freshman Orientation
Freshman Orientation (2007)

Can a young man win the hand of the girl of his dreams by convincing her that he prefers the company of men? That's the dilemma facing the protagonist of this independent comedy. Clay (Sam Huntington) was a big man on his high-school… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 31, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This over-the-top comedy suffers from an exhaustive screenplay, which tries too hard to be funny...and fails.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

John Goodman has a nice turn as a queen with a heart of gold.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

This trivial film toys with the postmodern lifestyles.

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Geoff Berkshire

Admirably aiming to recreate the feelings of newfound freedom and self-discovery that college inspires, Freshman Orientation never finds a way to successfully execute its good intentions.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

...goes way over the top for the Greeks vs. Gays climax.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Freshman Orientation is not incompetently made. Nor is it badly acted. But there's not a fresh idea in it, and everyone on screen seems to be in a different comedy.

Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

You enter expecting something really stupid, and you wind up with something really clever . . . hysterical . . . wise.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A campus comedy with a dirty mouth, an innocent heart and a surprisingly wise mind, Freshman Orientation uses identity politics as a road to romance and emotional maturity. The naked breasts are a bonus.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

...too often feels more like a tapped-out keg than a provocative romp.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

...might push boundaries better were it not so painfully unfunny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Cute little indie comedy. Nice relaxed performance by Sam Huntington.
Nicki Marie
This could be the next American Pie movie (and that hasn't been a compliment since the third one!).

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