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Old School

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Will Ferrell, Old School
Old School: Richard Foreman

Old School

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
91 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/21/03
performer:
Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Elisha Cuthbert, Andy Dick, Craig Kilborn, Artie Lange, Juliette Lewis, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, Leah Remini, Seann William Scott
director:
Todd Phillips
author:
Court Crandall, Todd Phillips
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

The team behind ”Road Trip” goes back to college with the story of a heartbroken sad sack (Luke Wilson) who teams with two marriage-whipped buddies (Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn) to form a frat house open to students and nonstudents alike, to recharge their smothered masculinity. Studded with cameos by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Andy Dick, the movie nonetheless hinges on the chemistry of its leads. ”Their comedy comes from different places,” says director Todd Phillips, who also codirected the controversial unaired HBO documentary ”Frat House.” ”Vince is the quick, venomous type; Will is this innocent, naive angel; and Luke is right in between.” The actors kept each other sharp during production by mercilessly busting on one another — an exercise they called ”wolf packing.” ”We tell Will he should stick with TV; they make fun of me by calling my movies ‘Legally Bland,”’ laughs Wilson. (Feb. 21)