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National Lampoon's Van Wilder

Good to see that National Lampoon is still whoring itself out. This college-set comedy about an eternal student (Ryan Reynolds) trying anything to extend his seven-year school stint wants deperately to be a good old-fashioned gross-out comedy along the lines of Animal House. (Hence, the title.) It isn't, of course, stealing most of its flatulence and semen jokes from American Pie, Slackers and the like. The cast (including Tara Reid) is pretty good, deadpanning it through even the most cartoonish moments, but only the sturdiest of sex joke aficionados need apply here. 95 minutes