DVD Review - Van Wilder : Freshman Year

by - 7/14/2009

Van Wilder: Freshman Year - Unrated

Packed with panty raids, wild parties and shocking behavior, Van Wilder: Freshman Year moves to the head of the class, arriving exclusively on DVD today from Tapestry Films and Paramount Home Entertainment. The third installment in the hugely popular college comedy franchise from the producers of Wedding Crashers and Van Wilder 1 and 2, Van Wilder: Freshman Year makes the grade with an even more outrageous Unrated edition stuffed with a semester’s worth of sidesplitting bonus features.

The long-awaited story of the legendary party animal’s uproarious introduction to Coolidge College is finally here, revealing for the first time his rise to become the man, the myth...the seven-year college senior. It features a young cast including Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) as “Van the Man” and Kristin Cavallari (Laguna Beach), as well as Steve Talley (American Pie Presents Beta House), Kurt Fuller (Wayne’s World) and Linden Ashby (Resident Evil: Extinction) as Van’s partners in mayhem.

In this movie, a young Van follows in his wealthy father’s footsteps by enrolling at prestigious Coolidge College. Much to the easygoing slacker’s dismay, however, Coolidge is hardly the party school he envisioned. Instead, it’s a strict institution led by an uptight dean—and to make matters worse, all the girls have taken a vow of chastity! Determined to rectify this intolerable situation, the civic-minded Van launches a personal crusade to free his school from the shackles of sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

Gut-busting bonus features include:
  • Commentary with Director Harv Glazer and cast
  • Creating the Legend: The Making of Van Wilder: Freshman Year
  • Going Balls Out: Colossus
  • Coolidge College: Orientation Video
  • Decatur
  • Teacher’s Pets
  • Bloopers
  • Van’s Party Supplies (unrated)
  • Pranks 101 (unrated)
This movie reminded me irresistibly of the American Pie ones, except it's a lot more juvenile despite being set in a college atmosphere. It does have some moments of outright hilarity and there's no denying the fresh cast, the sexual jokes together with the physical comedy is effective. It's more of a couple/guy movie and doesn't require a lot of thinking.

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