Tuesday, May 29, 2012

COLLEGE (2008)

Directed By: Deb Hagan Written By: Deb Callahan & Adam Ellison Cinematography By: Dan Stoloff Editor: David Codron Cast: Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Kevin Covias, Nick Zano, Alona Tal, Haley Bennett, Camille Mana, Ryan Pinkston, Verne Troyer A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen. Sure this is what represents the college sex comedy and has all the trimmings. Tons of gross humor, but this film is a little different to me. Sure there is sex, but it is more talked about then shown. There is nudity. Not as much as I suspect the audience for this movie wanted. it’s like a promise that you think will be awesome then getting what you wanted except it’s not as magical as you had hoped. It’s like when you are a teen and think that this rated R film will be filled with nudity and will be the greatest thing ever. Unfortunately it’s not that hard for kids to see nudity online and all. So this film isn’t as revelatory as it had hoped. There is the wild and crazy frat house. The inhabitants are actually the villains for once. For all the differences I give credit to the film. It is funny at times but pretty basic nonetheless. Since with the casting of a few recognizable teen stars in the lead shows they wanted a built in audience or to have the teen fans grow up as the material did. Though by not having too many recognizable actors in other roles it makes the film seem a little more reality based. Though for a film that seems produced by a more adult oriented minded Disney. Other then a poster there was hardly any promotion. This film would go perfectly as a double bill with the film THE NEW GUY. Though this film is a lot more raunchy. They both have a simple humor or telling a story with some quirks and throwing everything against a wall to see what sticks. If you have been intrigued by the film you should like it. You won’t really care about the problems the movie has and can just enjoy it for what it is. Actor Ryan Pinkerton has a cameo in this, but his character is so funny and vivid I only wish he was in the film more because he seems to be naturally hilarious. The cameo left me wanting more. Wait for Television GRADE: C

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