In this fun goofy comedy Ryan Reynold’s character Van Wilder is the big man on campus who is putting off graduating college after being there for seven years. Wilder’s dad decides that he’s no longer going to pay for his son’s tuition. The school’s newspaper decides to write a human interest piece on Wilder when he realizes that he needs to graduate and start the next chapter in his life after a party goes aerie. This film is 90 minutes of fun jokes and crazy hijinks, it’s not the kind of movie that makes you think, but the kind that lets you escape from life if only for a little bit or to remind you of the crazy time that is college.
I enjoyed this movie and it definitely launched the career of Ryan Reynold’s the film also stars Tara Reid as a newspaper writer, Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle) as the assistant, and Teck Holmes(Real World) and Wilder’s roommate/ best friend.
The best part about this film is that the view sees that Wilder isn’t your typical parting big man on campus, but that he feels that everyone no matter what they look like or where they came from should have a good time and one of the best lines from the movie is “You shouldn’t take life too seriously” this is a true statement that our society has forgotten.