National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2001) - Synopsis

National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2001) - main synopsis imageHe's the biggest man on campus. He's the boss with the sauce. He's the guy all the girls want and all the guys want to be. Cause in the collegiate jungle, there can be only one king...and at Coolidge College it's Van Wilder.

Van's been “The Man” at Coolidge these past seven years because...when you love a place, why leave it? With a tricked out dorm room, a full-time assistant, a personalized golf cart, and immediate entrée into every club committee, frat house, classroom and administrative office, there's no place he'd rather be, doing the thing he does best: helping out the underdog! With a heart minted in 24k gold, Van uses his influence, wiles and considerable charms to help the "loser" be a winner. Whether it’s the foreign exchange student desperate to lose his virginity, the sickest kid on campus or the downcast underclassman who just needs some inspirational, homespun wisdom, Van’s always got a solution.

The trouble is, this professional student has just learned that after seven blissful years, his principle financier – Dad – has cut him off! Without any tuition money to continue his good work, Van does what any self-respecting, universally admired big-man-on-campus would do – start a business planning the greatest parties any college has ever seen!As the beer flows out and the dough rolls in, Van catches the eye of serious (but sexy) Gwen Pearson, a student journalist who's determined to expose the naked truth beneath Van’s wilder exterior. What begins as a clash of wills, however, soon leads to unexpected romance. That is, until Gwen’s jealous boyfriend decides to put a stop once and for all to Van’s rule as campus king...

In the grand tradition of comedy classics like National Lampoon’s Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation, National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2001) will charm you, move you…and gross you out. Boasting a new comedic star in Ryan Reynolds and bolstered by the talents of a fresh supporting cast, National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2001) affectionately captures the wild abandon of youth’s glory days. Yet above all else, this crowd-pleasing comedy has heart. It’s a hilarious coming-of-age story about the burden of facing real life…and the freedom that comes from not taking it too seriously.

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