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Its setting at a run-of-the-mill, regular-person university is part of the reason why Starter for 10 is so pleasant and refreshing. Who goes to college for the classes? Damn, Pitch Perfect actually made them cool with this sort-of musical about incredibly competitive, accompaniment-eschewing singer kids that turned Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson into household names. Anna Faris goes all-in and does whatever it takes to get the laugh, which includes everything from scatological humor to slapstick to bringing pathos and depth to characters who could be unsympathetic or one note.
In The House Bunny, Faris plays Shelley, a young lady raised at the Playboy Mansion who gets thrown out and becomes the house mother at a sorority of misfits, wallflowers, and self-loathers, including Emma Stone and Kat Dennings. Finally, a stoner comedy that is also a college comedy, because those two lifestyles are pretty much the same lifestyle for a lot of people. Also, who knew that two of the best rappers of all time were hilarious, and could also do the whole Hope and Crosby comic team thing? They are, because it took some comedy precision and boundless chemistry to sell this movie, which is about two slacker potheads who go to college after they ace their THC entrance exams get it?
College comedies are usually about these themes, but Linklater distills it down as these jock dudes used to being BMOCs figure out the new pecking order, their living situations, and their friends. That means they pretty much just partying and listening to Van Halen. Spike Lee has dedicated his career to chronicling the African-American experience, and in this one he looks at campus life at a historically black college in Atlanta.
The story concerns Dap Laurence Fishburne , a socially conscious big man on campus trying to effect change by leading anti-apartheid demonstrations. This is a college-adjacent comedy about a young family unfortunate enough to live adjacent to a frat house. The result: A fraternity of jerks, populated by the likes of Zac Efron and Dave Franco, wage war with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, adults who just want to get some sleep and live their lives in peace and not have to listen to parties or deal with dumb fraternity pranks.
14. Wonder Boys (2000)
The great Whit Stillman applies his weird eruditeness to college, where a small group of women lead by a marvelous Greta Gerwig attempt to make the lives of other students better — whether they think they need or want help or not. In 22 Jump Street, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill get promoted from playing cops going undercover at a high school to going undercover at a second-rate public university. But also, the movie is ridiculous, giving way to dude-bro hijinks between Tatum and his new best friend Wyatt Russell , who are enthusiastically and innocently into each other like a couple of kindergartners.
But nerds are smart, and in a satisfying series of fulfilled wishes, the nerds get their, you know, revenge. But really, Revenge of the Nerds is more about those special friendships in college that last a lifetime, even if they were occurred mainly due to of proximity. But none are Animal House, because only Animal House captured the unbridled crudity of both campus Greek life and the National Lampoon periodical at its peak. Has the movie aged well?
Blue: Yes sir.
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Frank: Blue you're my boy! Blue: Thank you sir. Frank: I see Blue, He look's glorious.
Mitch: C'mon, she's not gonna kill you. Mitch: Yeah? Frank: A little housewarming gift. Mitch: I actually gave this to you for your wedding. Frank: This model? Mitch: That exact one. Marissa: Listen, I'm sorry I didn't call you on your birthday. Frank: My birthday? What do you mean? Frank: Damn it. I'm such an idiot. Marissa: That's really, loud. Frank: Hey Mike! Beanie: Spanish what the hell are you doing? Spanish: I'm just going to get some water.
Frat Hazing scene from 'Old School' (2003) never fails to make me laugh.
This suit is crazy hot, yo. Beanie: Put your head back on. That can be very traumatic for the kids. Spanish: You're right, I'm sorry, sir. Jerry: That was great. Frank: What happened?
I blacked out. Dean Pritchard: Listen, Chang.
Dean Pritchard: Whatever. Frank: That's how you do it. That's how you debate. Beanie: Girls love a guy who's in your situation. Mitch: What situation? Frank: Yea, I'm cool either way. I just have to run it by Marissa. Frank: I'm messing with you guys. Beanie: Not funny. Not funny. And now the baby is upset.
Marissa: Just as long as you promise to take it easy. Frank: What do you mean? Beanie: He's playing hardball. And I got to admit. I'm impressed. Beanie: Max can you earmuff it for me? Beanie: That whore you dated. Mitch: I wasn't looking for a girl like that. Frank: I just wanna tell you guys thanks for being here. Best day ever.
Beanie: Frank, you need to walk away from this right now. Mitch: A professor lived here for like thirty years and died. Beanie: That's awesome. Beanie: Don't say sorry to me, Frank. Say it to the baby.
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