Richard Sawyer

Old School

24th March 2004
Old School Poster reviewer: Richard Sawyer
rating: 4 out of 5
directed by: Todd Phillips
written by: Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong
starring: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn
genre: Comedy
released: 9th May 2003

Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughan go back to school (of sorts) following Wilson’s break up with his whore of an ex; played by Juliette Lewis. You may have been expecting a slightly different end to that sentence, the clichéd “with hilarious consequences”. Although sadly lacking in my sentences, said lack is not found in the film however. The cast’s onscreen chemistry is ever present, and never found wanting.

This movie is not going to change your world, nor is it going to win any academy awards. However, as comedies go, this one is right up there and does exactly what is says on the tin. Well worth a rent or ownership, the DVD is packed with great features and the jokes work over and over again.