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PCU

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PCU

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau, Megan Ward, David Spade
director:
Hart Bochner
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
57342, 80883
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

It probably sounded like a cash cow during the pitch meeting—an Animal House for the politically hypersensitive ’90s. And PCU starts out funny enough: A naive prospective student visits an issues-charged campus and meets fast-talking, charismatic slacker leader Droz (Piven). But Piven’s high-IQ-Bluto shtick wears thin after the first half hour, and all that’s left is the rank aftertaste of flat keg beer. Instead of satire, ”PCU” peddles a hackneyed palette of feminists, vegetarians, and eco-whiners. C+

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