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Loser (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 July 2000 (USA)
A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.

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Is there room in Manhattan for a decent kid? Can a young woman see past a cad to true love? Paul, from rural upstate, comes to New York City for college. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard and do well. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates who connive to kick him out of their suite. He's assigned a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, a pretty coed who needs a job to pay for school, and who's the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish lit professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it's more than friendly feelings. Can they work things out for them to become a truly lucky couple? Written by <[email protected]>

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Dare to be different

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, crude sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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21 July 2000 (USA)  »

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The Loser  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,008,611 (USA) (23 July 2000)

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$15,618,626 (USA)
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The doctor is played by Brian Backer, who played Mark 'Rat' Ratner, who was also shy, in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. See more »

Goofs

In the laundry room scene between Paul and Chris, Chris pranks Paul by grilling him about whether he was sleeping with his girlfriend. After fessing up to the prank, Chris says, "I'm just playing with you," but his lips are clearly saying, "I'm just fucking with you" (presumably to retain the PG-13 rating as there is another F-word mention later in the film). See more »

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Paul Tannek: What kinda drugs were you giving out here?
Chris: Drugs? Man, all we had was BEER.
Paul Tannek: You can't pass out from beer.
Chris: Yes, you can, if you take something before you drink it!
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References Simon Birch (1998) See more »

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I Will Buy You A New Life
Written by Art Alexakis / Everclear
Performed by Everclear
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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kinda nice, but nothing to write home about...
28 May 2005 | by (Hanover, Germany, The Free World) – See all my reviews

Well here we go... another teen/young adult college comedy coming your way, spiced up with a little romance, the usual boy-meets-girl-falls-in-love-but-she's-already-with-someone storyline, and that's really all there is to tell, aside from a few notable college pranks that kinda make you wonder what _you_ did with your time back then...

The acting is alright, teen-movie poster child Jason Biggs as the "Loser" delivers well, Greg Kinnear does a great job in his role as the slick, uppity, self-important, boneheaded college professor with a dirty little secret.... an let's not forget the one and only true reason why this movie just might be for you after all: Mena Suvari!! (Yes folks, I gotta admit that I, for one, will never find true happiness until one fine day I'll get to be with somebody like her.) Cute as ever, she gives a standout performance as the sweet, attitude-laden little grunge girl. Really something to see!

As for the rest of the movie, it's more like "same old, same old..." - if you like Mena Suvari, you're bound to love it, but otherwise, not that I'd tell you not to bother, but just don't expect to be too thrilled because it's really all been done before (and some of it actually by none other than Jason Biggs in some of his better-known flicks).


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