Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Kal Penn, Tara Reid, Daniel Cosgrove
Van Wilder (Reynolds) is in his 7th year at Coolidge College. He is in there not because he consistently fails to pass but because he consistently makes himself fail. He loves staying on campus and everyone loves him for all that he does. From organising parties, helping guys hook up with girls and taking care of ill students, Van does it all. In fact he has so much on his plate, that he actually needs an assistant who turns out to be Taj Mahal Badlaandabad (Penn) whose last name literally means 'big dick land', is an exchange student from India and wants to learn the American way of life. Gwen (Reid) is a journalist, whose editor wants her to do an article on Van and his seven years at college. Van, however, is not going to give his interview so easily and has other things on his mind with Gwen. The movie is quite a lame attempt at being funny. It falls into the category of those movies which tried to do an American Pie but failed miserably. Reynolds looks a bit too out of place to pull of the role and Kal Penn, as usual plays the role of the sex-hungry Indian, a role I guess he is going to fulfill all his life.
Thumbs up: Prefer yawning rather than think this one out
Thumbs down: Plot and humour