Speaking of old school comedies, Old School is a perfect example of a successful attempt to recreate the comedies from the eighties. With an excellent cast and a great script this movie appeals to an ever-present teenager in us, who just wanna get drunk/high/laid/fucked up. This is a guy movie, there’s no doubt about that, and I think that this fact works only in its advantage. Addressing the mid-life crisis in men gives us the pleasure of seeing what would happen if we decided that we are sick of the clean and boring life that society imposes on us. Although the subject of “back to school” has been explored extensively throughout the movie history, Old School offers a refreshing point of view and an updated vocabulary. Characters and jokes are classic and they stuck in my head although I have seen this movie a long time ago. I mean who could forget Frank The Tank, Blue or Seann William Scott and the scene with the tranquilizer…

Three regular guys in their thirties are on their road to become the classic, average married guys. But when Heidi, Mitch’s wife cheats on him, Beanie and Frank decide to help him in a way that would suit them all. Of course, neither Frank, a former party animal, nor Beanie, a smooth player, are ready to settle down and wait to die with their wives and children. Beanie decides to rent a house on a college campus, and moves Mitch there in an effort to help him forget his cheating nymphomaniac wife. Three of them decide to form a fraternity and besides will they also have money (to buy beer) and this combination is a winner. Soon they will be hosting wild parties, but this is not going to last for long as the dean of students is on to them.

Director: Todd Phillips

Cast: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, Juliette Lewis

Fun Facts: Some of Luke Wilson’s scenes (like when he arrives home) were done in one take. The crew nicknamed him “One take Wilson”.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0302886/

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