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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sean Kelly

Classic Thoughts: Old School

With this weekend's release of The Hangover, I thought it would be worth it to take a look back at what is arguably director Todd Phillips most popular film.

The film is obviously a throwback to classic college-based comedies, such as Animal House. However, this time, the plot centers around three thirty-somethings trying to relive their college glory by opening a fraternity.

Each of the three characters seem tailor-made for the actors playing them. You have Luke Wilson as the average Joe and reluctant leader of the group, Vince Vaughn as the fast-talking brains of the outfit, and Will Ferrel as the crazed party animal.

The film was also thought my Phillips to be a comedy version of Fight Club and it can be very fun to point out the similarities to the two film's while watching.

Overall Old School is quite a funny film and hopefully The Hangover will be able to follow in its footsteps.

8/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).