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

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

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