If you love being grossed out, this film ups the ante from the first one on the disgusting factor, although that's not particularly my thing. Bennett decently mimicked Reynolds, but he didn't have the same charisma. A sequel, , was released on December 1, 2006. The student body pools its resources to defend Van against the charges before a university panel featuring, among others, Van's collegiate adversary Professor McDougal , Deloris and Richard. General Thomas as Mike Pinewski. Upon learning that his son is still in school, Van's father arrives at Coolidge intent on bringing him home.
There are scenes involving girls with vibrators, and a sex-ed class that illustrates intriguing positions although with clothes on, but still , which may almost make you forget you're watching a comedy. . As a result, Van Wilder sets out to earn money by organising college parties, the only thing he knows best, while at the same time, Gwen, the campus' newspaper reporter, is assigned to write an exposé about Van. A depressed Van prepares to leave Coolidge until Taj inspires him to fight back against the charges. After a couple of attempts to get money fast, Van is approached by the Lambda Omega Omega fraternity, offering to pay him a thousand dollars to throw them a blowout party and boost their popularity. Storyline: Van Wilder: Party Liaison 2002 In certain circles, Van Wilder is a living legend at Coolidge College, where he's been a student now for seven years, not yet having completed his degree requirements. As he rushes to find a bathroom, he is intercepted by one of the doctors from the group meant to interview him for admission to , who pulls him into an office to meet with the others.
Van eventually agrees to sit down with Gwen for the follow-up piece after losing a hockey bet to her. Van's father appears having read Gwen's article , admitting he was wrong and expressing his pride in Van's success. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. Richard arranges to sabotage Van's latest party with Jeannie , a member of a sister sorority by smuggling underaged children into the party and getting them , then calling a campus police officer to the scene. McDougal notes that he had been so hard on him all those years because he believed Van wasn't living up to his potential. In retaliation for Richard's underhandedness and his later-revealed infidelity with Jeannie , Gwen spikes Richard's ritual protein shake with a powerful just prior to his taking the. Van utilizes the entire exam period for his last final with Professor McDougal, finishing with a negative attitude.
Having learned from his past mistakes and what Gwen has shown him, Van goes off book during the hearing and takes responsibility for the kids at the party. Some of the jokes are kind of funny, but most are tepid or even complete knockoffs of old jokes I've heard before. Professor Downs This movie tries to follow the format of the original film. Because of his living legend status, Van becomes the subject of a series of articles by the college paper's star reporter, Gwen Pearson, an assignment she would rather not do, preferring harder hitting material. Bennett even kind of looks like Ryan Reynolds. Faced with disenrollment due to unpaid tuition, Van seeks a payment extension from the registrar, Deloris. In his antics, he has a 2ic in Hutch, and always hires a personal assistant, this year's being a South Asian transfer student named Taj, who wants to learn from the best, namely Van.
Among his friends are his roommate and close confidant Hutch and his newly hired assistant Taj Badalandabad , a sexually repressed foreign exchange student from India. When Van refuses, his father decides to sever Van's financial support. With no ambition to graduate, Van spends his days driving around campus in his customized golf cart, posing nude for classes, organizing soirees and fundraisers for his peers. Overhearing two of the Lambdas expressing their excitement over the party's success and their satisfaction with Van's work, Gwen writes a story crediting Van as the host of the party. While the law club invests time coaching Van to plead innocent to the charges, the rest of the student body works to generate support for Van. As he learns of Gwen's work with Van and suspects a growing bond between them, he moves to sabotage their prospective romance. Gwen finishes her article on Van for the graduation issue revealing Richard's plot to have Van expelled and Van's many contributions to the students and staff of Coolidge in the last seven years.
The film follows the misadventures of its lead character Van Wilder, a seventh year senior, who has made his life goal in helping at Coolidge College succeed in the future. Reverend Dawkins as Leland Jones. Cavallari was charismatic, though, and I liked her as the love interest. Now running his seventh year as a perpetual undergraduate, Van Wilder, a college sluggard and the campus' soul, faces a real crisis for the first time in years: his father has decided to cut off his tuition in the hope of getting him to graduate. Angry that Gwen dug into such personal details, Van dissociates himself from Gwen and takes a contemplative look at his life. After Van has sex with her, Deloris hands him the paperwork for an extension, which Van realizes he only needed to ask for in the first place.
But generally, this flick doesn't do it as good as the original. Unable to hold himself any longer, Richard strips off his pants and has violent diarrhea in the waste basket in the room, to the revulsion and horror of the doctors present. An article is then written for the campus newspaper by a fellow student, Gwen Pearson, played by Reid, bringing to light Van Wilder's college life. As a result, Van is arrested for selling alcohol to minors and faces expulsion from Coolidge. Conversely, Van loves his Coolidge life.
Meredith Giangrande was downright sexy as forbidden- fruit Eve. Van tries various schemes to earn enough money to pay his tuition and graduate, with help from Gwen and the rest of the student body, except a couple of sinister enemies who attempt to sabotage his efforts. National Lampoon's Van Wilder stars as the title character alongside , , and. This attracts the attention of Van's father, played by Matheson, which leads to his tuition being cut off. Gwen Pearson works for the school paper, and despite her talents for journalism, her articles do not generate interest from the student body. Gwen then arrives, lovingly reuniting with Van.
He is briefly seen again in the film, reading Gwen's article in the school paper in the bathroom as his medical school dreams are ruined. McDougal himself delivers the news to Van that he passed. He throws himself at the mercy of the court and asks that rather than expelling him they force him to graduate since he is only 18 units shy of his. The university celebrates Van's graduation with a wild party held in Van's honor. Will the coolest guy in college make it this time? Despite being bright, he never attends classes anymore, instead hosting parties, imparting his brand of wisdom to his adoring fans, hosting school organization fundraisers, and rallying the college spirit among the student body. Corporal Benedict as Nic Nac. Also in spending time with Gwen, Van may come to a true understanding of why he has stayed at Coolidge for such a long time, and what he should be looking for in his future.
However, in Gwen needing to spend time with Van, Richard Bagg, Gwen's arrogant fraternity president pre-med boyfriend, tries to place Van in a bad light time and time again, believing that Gwen and Van are falling for each other. Van and Richard exchange escalating pranks until it culminates in Van, Taj and Van's roommate Hutch replacing the cream filling of a batch of pastries with canine taken from Van's Colossus. Professor McDougal surprises everyone with his swing vote, casting the 3-2 vote in favor of Van's reinstatement, and Van studies for the quickly-approaching finals. I do have to say, however, that the soft-porn aspects of this film are better than the original. Other artists with songs omitted from the soundtrack included , , , Bird 3, , , and. Van's college life is threatened when his wealthy neglectful father only now learns that Van is still in school, Wilder Sr. .