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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of film: “COLLEGE” -- -- The National Product Is Especially GROSS (but Entertaining)

Review of film:    “COLLEGE”  --   --  The National Product Is Especially GROSS (but Entertaining) =  


               [ RATING:  6.5 of 10 stars ] 

Date Rated: Aug 29, 2008 | Rel. Date: Aug 29, 2008 =

Superbad” had a trio of friends who get into sex- & alcohol-related troubles, & this film seems to be an attempt to capture that same general idea:

...  Sensible-thinking Kevin (DRAKE BELL), his wild pal Carter (ANDREW CALDWELL) & nerdy friend Morris (KEVIN COVAIS) are three high school seniors who scout out a possible college, & unwisely choose to stay at a Frat house run by some abusive & cruel low-lifes...

...  There are some exceptionally gross & R-rated type escapades with girls, excrement, animals and booze (not necessarily in that order!).

...  Comparing this to the classic “Animal House” is inaccurate: it has some very FUNNY “I can’t believe they did that!” incidents, but the over-the-top elements usually AREN'T imbued with much real cleverness or spark...

...  The main actors do a good job in their characters, the film’s enjoyable in parts, but it often tends to be excessive, repetitive & purposely designed to shock rather than be a quality-based endeavor...

... I’d rate it a sort of high “SO-SO” film.

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