Old School

Published March 21, 2021

Old School

Film info

  • Title Old School
  • Director Todd Phillips
  • Year 2003
  • Run time 1hr 28m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline All the fun of college, none of the education

What's a guy supposed to do when he catches the early flight home and finds his girlfriend in bed with a room full of naked strangers? Return to college and start a fraternity! Frank, Mitch and Beanie have their own frat raging with out-of-control antics. But when things get too wild, the dean sets out to shut them down. The laughs are top of the class, even if the guy's aren't!

Live blog

2:30Unfortunate choice of words, but he is a taxi driver I suppose.
6:44You can’t tell him to run out on his wedding while he’s at the altar!
7:08“She’s thirty yards away, you’re still single.”
11:58That’s a smooth speech save. This guy is a wedding crasher in the making.
14:59I like that he broke the glass with the hockey stick and then tried to clean it up with the stick too.
18:28What’s the rationale of drinking through a pipe like that?
20:44Was he naked in front of actual Snoop?
27:22I quite like that we’re thirty minutes into the film and I still don’t really know what it’s about.
31:42Genuine nightmare to come home and find your house filled to the brim with strangers.
37:19Will Ferrell is SO LOUD.
38:57“As stupid as they appear, they’re actually very good at paperwork.”
50:25Well, that’s Stiffler with a mullet.
58:09Lava lamp in the background.
1:03:25She’s a bit mean to ask for a divorce at a funeral.
1:13:12Debate topics sound like University Challenge questions. Too long. Forgotten the beginning by the time it gets to the end.
1:20:37She recorded it, right? She better have!
1:25:55Someone had to paint a portrait of Luke Wilson.


This is such a weird film. Genuinely for the first hour, I didn’t really understand what it was about. It was quite entertaining, these three guys bumbling about and making a mess of their lives, but it didn’t seem to have a point. It wasn’t until the dean got involved that it actually developed a plot and started to mean something.

That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, though, maybe it was just the timing of when we watched it, but I quite enjoyed just sitting back and watching things happen without worrying about where it was going and whether it was going to be a happy ending or not. It wasn’t a ground-breaking film, nor rip-roaring hilarious, but it was funny in places, and could have been a lot worse!

Rating: 3 / 5

← Previous Bill & Ted Face the Music
Next → Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde