Joe’s Review: College

September 3, 2008 by Joe 

It really was a movie weekend for me… having the weekend off definitely helped that. I actually managed to check out two movies. Man.. how often does that happen. I saw one movie last weekend too, so I guess that makes it 3 in two weeks. Thank God I don’t have to pay for movies cuz that could’ve gotten really expensive… In any case, let’s take a look at College. Quick and dirty, it was a decent movie, that reminded me of Superbad, but a little more serious.

Kevin Brewer is your not so typical high school senior. He’s a bit geeky, with a couple of mismatched friends. (Remind you of another movie yet?) He loves photography, and is working hard to get into a local university. Senior year is just moving around swimmingly.. until he has a talk with his girlfriend. She decides that he’s just not enough fun for her, that he’s holding her back from enjoying her senior year. Oh yeah, and she’s heading off to Miami for college next year. Kevin didn’t even know that, and is devastated. He’s ready to cancel his college visit when he is convinced by a friend that going to college is the best thing that could happen for him. Kevin becomes determined to show his girlfriend that he knows how to have a good time.

Once they arrive on campus, there are a few problems. First off, their dorm room isn’t quite ready… and they don’t really want to be in there anyway… Then, when Carter, one of Kevin’s friends, manages to find them a place to stay, it isn’t quite what they expected. They’re at a fraternity house, but what they don’t know is that the fraternity is on probation, and isn’t allowed to have any pledges for the year. Without pledges to torture, the frat boys turn to these pre-froshes to have their fun. First, they get sent to a gay frat party, then they are forced to clean up the house after a party. However, despite all this, Kevin and his friends manage to have a good time, and Kevin even meets a new girl.

Of course, all good things also have their bad sides. Turns out the girl that Kevin found hooked up with one of the frat brothers, Teague, and he’s really jealous that Kevin is getting all the attention. Morris, Kevin’s other friend, has his own issues, as he shows up to his scholarship interview with choice words and images drawn on his face after the house party. Things start to turn bad for the trio, as the frat guys do their best to make Kevin and his friend’s stay at College miserable.

After a truly eventful weekend, which you’ll have to see the movie to see, the boys learn a lot about themselves, and what their college experience will really be like. Add to that a bunch of hot girls, and some really funny situations, and you got yourself a decent movie. It’s no Superbad, but there was a really good effort. Didn’t seem to yield the same results, judging by the box ofice, but it was a decent movie. Check it out if you’re looking for some good laughs, and you’ve already seen Tropic Thunder.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

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