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 professor.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 5.1/10 (15,419 voted)
Critic's Score: 35/100
Stars: Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Zak Orth
There is a remarkable similarity to 1960's "The Apartment". Where the leading man falls in love with a woman who is in love with a more powerful character, but that character does not love the woman. The leading man rescues the woman and helps her recover, while helping her to believe that her love cares for her.
(as Tom Sadoski)
Prof. Edward Alcott
(as Mollee Israel)
Another City Worker
Panty Hose Customer
Dare to be different
Release Date: 21 July 2000
Filming Locations: Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,008,611
(23 July 2000)
Did You Know?
The character of Dora Diamond is in part inspired by Franz Kafka's girlfriend late in his life, Dora Dymant. Kafka is mentioned in the English class scene in the movie.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
Dora convinces her obviously over-protective mother that she is spending the night with a friend in the "all-girl's dorm." Later, she basically moves in with her professor-boyfriend for what seems like several nights without even a thought of what to tell her mother.
Do you have a girlfriend?
Ex-girlfriend. She lost weight, so she's dating a lot more now.
Amusing and honest college movie
Unfairly condemned by the critics, this movie worked for me as a comedy and
as a somewhat dark look at the mores of college life. Our hero may be
branded a loser, but he's definitely a believable three-dimensional
character (with a heart of gold, naturally). The story takes for granted
some unethical and potentially unsettling behaviour, and allows the
characters to rise above it.
Lets you smile throughout, and gives you some insights into contemporary
life on campus without resorting to cliches.