By Chris Nashawaty
September 29, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Life 101

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The smirking cuteness that made Corey Haim a star in such flicks as The Lost Boys fails to render this lightweight drama the heady nostalgic potable it tries so hard to be. Haim plays a dweeby college freshman in the late ’60s who learns about life, love, and male bonding from his sagelike Age of Aquarius roommate (Keith Coogan). Overdramatically told in a series of insignificant, syrupy flashbacks, Life 101‘s chapters don’t end up signifying much — Chinese fire drills, dorm pranks, and a first romance with a cute-as-a-button frosh (Ami Dolenz). By the end, you’ll realize that while Haim’s no longer a boy, he’s still lost. D

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