Nat'l Lampoon's Van Wilder
I watched most of this today, and it was your typical College Comedy with all the typical jokes (Who's grown tired of the laxitve in the drink gag? Raise your hands.) However, I was really impressed with newcomer Ryan Reynolds in the titular role and hope to see more from him in the future. It wasn't so much the jokes that were funny as his delivery of them. He has superb comic timing and facial gestures that reminded me of the classic SNL crew back in the day. Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, etc... He was helped by strong performances by Kal Penn, the guy playing Taj, the naive Indian assistant and veteran comic villian Paul Gleason (the principal from breakfast Club among other roles). The performances make this a fun little diversion and a chance for cult popularity.