Van Wilder: Party Liaison Van Wilder: Party Liaison
For seven years Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds) battled the inevitable: work. Rather ...
Production Year: 2002
March 26, 2013 01:30 (KSA) ~ March 26, 2013 00:30 (CLT)
For seven years Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds) battled the inevitable: work. Rather than face a grueling 9-5 upon graduation, he opts instead to prolong his college experience and enjoy its perks. That includes its beautiful women, anything goes parties, and his campus-wide fame. Wilder's deep-pocketed daddy (Tim Matheson) finances his son's academic debauchery, while the fictional Coolidge College happily accepts thousands of dollars for tuition each semester. Van's carefree lifestyle is endangered however when dad audits his yearly expenses, discovering that Wilder's 'studies' have put a significant dent in the businessman's savings. In an attempt to familiarize his son with the real world, Van's father ceases to pay the perpetual undergraduate's tuition. To compensate, Wilder holds a series of fundraisers on his own behalf; students are happy to donate, or else lose their favorite party animal. When journalist Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid) decides to chronicle a typical week with the campus legend, the resulting article portrays him unflatteringly. Van invites Pearson to document his everyday happenings a second time, and perhaps show her his more admirable qualities. In actuality, this is a ploy to seduce the reporter. Pearson is well aware of her subject's true intentions and initially uninterested in his advances, though her med school boyfriend Richard (Daniel Cosgrove) reacts with uncontrollable jealousy. For the remainder of the semester Richard attempts to ruin Wilder's reputation, and perhaps any chance of him graduating from Coolidge at all. Van Wilder: Party Liaison earned an MTV Movie Award nomination and $38 million at the box office, more than seven times its modest $5 million budget. The film's success spawned a sequel in 2006, National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj. Its soundtrack features The Living End, Jimmy Eat World, Sum 41, Abandoned Pools, Sugarcult, and N.E.R.D. The picture is based upon the true story of Bert Kreischer, a late twenties undergrad who refused to leave college life behind. Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, gross humor, explicit language and some drug content.