College – DVD Review

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The raunchy comedy has made a comeback recently, mostly thanks to Judd Apatow flicks such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This latest adult comedy does not come from Apatow, but it’s still full of profanity, toilet humor, gross-out jokes, lots of nudity, and stars a kid from Nickelodeon?

Kevin (played by Nickelodeons Drake Bell from Drake & Josh) is a high school senior who has just been dumped in front of his friends, in the middle of the hallway by his girlfriend because she claims he is too boring. Kevin and his two best friends Carter and Morris hear a classmate talking about the wild weekend he had visiting a college and they decide to go. Morris, the overachiever, needs to interview for a scholarship anyway; the perfect excuse to experience college for the weekend.

Instead of staying in their assigned dorm room, Carter, the foul-mouthed Stifler-ish one, decides that it would be a good idea to check in on his cousins fraternity, hoping theyd put them up for the weekend and give them the full college experience. The fraternity does take them in for the weekend, but also takes full advantage of the three friends, submitting them to pledge week style tasks. Then when Kevin, Carter, and Morris decide theyve had enough, the frat boys gets a little taste of their own medicine.

In addition to being compared to every other R-rated comedy RECENTLY released, College also is going to be compared to every other college movie thats EVER been released. It really depends on what era youre from as to which college movie you proclaim allegiance to. Im sure College is a hit right now among college kids. Its got everything: lots of drinking, lots of nudity (female and male), and lots of partying. The humor is obscene, and everything is fair game in this movie. Not that anything presented here is new and refreshing, but thats not really what you look for when you watch a college party movie. Youre not looking for the next Academy Award nomination, you just want to be entertained, to laugh a lot, and see a lot of kids doing a lot of stupid stuff. On that level, College doesn’t disappoint.

Presented in widescreen, 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

Gag Reel – When the credits roll after the movie is over, a few outtakes are shown. And then they’re repeated here with this extra? Weird. 2:00

That’s the only extra feature on this DVD, save the trailers: Hit and Run, Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia

College is a movie that you’ll enjoy if you lower all expectations and just want to laugh and be grossed out. There’s some nasty stuff in this movie, and it’s almost worth the watch just to see how far they’ll go. This movie is not destined to become a classic though as it so hoped. Most likely it’s already been forgotten.

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MGM presents College. Directed by: Deb Hagen. Starring: Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell. Written by: Adam Ellison, Dan Callahan. Running time: 94 minutes. Rating: R – theatrical release; NR – DVD release. Released on DVD: January 27, 2009. Available at Amazon.com

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