Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze |
Actors: Tatyana Ali, Boti Bliss, Gable Carr, Patrick Cavanaugh, James DeBello
Director: Scott Hillenbrand
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Enroll for a crash course in sexy education with this unbelievably raunchy and hysterically funny hit from National LampoonÂ(r)! Tatyana Ali ("The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"), Danielle Fishel ("Boy Meets World") and Chris Ow... more »
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An overlooked, worthwhile comedy
LeftManOut | TheCityThatNeverSleeps, FL | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It doesn't surprise me that not many people have ever heard about this movie, or have any idea it even exists. I myself didn't even know the movie existed until watching it at a friend's house one day. And boy am I glad I watched it that day, because this is definitely a worthy addition to an comedy fans collection. What surprises me more is that like some other great movies out there (100 Girls, Jailbait), this one was a straight to DVD port, despite having an excellent cast of characters including Patrick Renna (Ham from The Sandlot), Danielle Fischell (Topanga from Boys Meets World), Chris Owen (Sherminator from American Pie), James Debello (Rod from 100 Girls, Trip from Detroit Rock City), and Tatyana Ali (Ashley from Fresh Prince of Bellair). The movie, while not mature or deep in any sense, definitely does it's job of giving the viewer a pleasurable experience, and for that should not be overlooked.
The plot focuses around Styles (Patrick Renna) who is insisting his brother Booker (Chris Owen) lose his virginity (hey I said the plot wasn't very mature). To ensure Booker gets the job done, Styles hires a Hooker to come take care of business. Unfortunately the Hooker, Dominique, gets mixed up with a foreign exchange student arriving at the same time, letting the fun begin. Throw in an arguement between Claire (Tatyana Ali) and her boyfriend Tony (Edwin Hodge) over a misinterpreted play rehearsal, and a purse filled with money, and you can almost guess where the movie is going. I won't reveal anymore of the plot just incase you haven't seen it, but trust me the hiliarity of the cast, the jokes and the overall storyline combine for a generally pleasurable time, making this movie a must see for fans of films along the lines of "American Pie" or "Girl Next Door".
I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes comedies with sometimes juvenile humor, but with an overall entertaining message. Taking the movie too seriously will inhibit the viewing experience, so just look at it as something to entertain you, not something to be deep or life changing (because trust me it's far from that). Many have trashed the movie because of it's crude jokes and young cast, but that's what really makes the movie worth seeing. Don't make the mistake of writing this movie off without at least giving it a chance. I guarantee if you don't take it too seriously you might find yourself enjoying this one quite a bit."
Not That Bad
Keith A. Jones | Philadelphia PA | 05/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Dorm Daze really isn't all that bad; it's a good movie to watch with your friends so you can be more immature than usual. It's actually very funny but some of it is a waste of time. Let's face it because this movie is really another teen movie and a mediocre one from the great National Lampoons and it seems like a step down for them. The film is really made off the cast who do a good job at being stupid and if not for them this movie is a lost cause. It's filled with lust, some fights, mystery, and scandal so if you like that you'll love this.
I'm glad I grew up knowing that the kid actors you loved during your childhood grew up too. You have Patrick Renna from The much loved classic Sandlot and Big Green and what's really funny is that he kind of resembles his character in Sandlot but more grown up with a dirtier mouth. Then you have the beautiful Tatyana Ali from The Fresh prince, even though this isn't the first movie I've seen with the two of them acting like this it's by far the worst.
Anyway who cares about that since these two are the stand out actors, Patrick is a lot funnier than I expected and it's his antics that set the mood for the movie. Dorm Daze is better than expected and the reason why I can't give a little bit of a spoiler is because this stuff is not something you can say here. Most likely you can catch this on cable so look out for it."
Dorm Daze will amaze
Pat Mclaughlin | Philadelphia | 10/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I dont see why people dislike this movie so. I mean its bad...but hilarious. Its no Animal House but if you enjoy dumb teen comedies you'll most likely enjoy. Its better than the American Pies in any case.
Go out, rent this get a pizza and a six-pack and have some fun on a dull night"
Negative Reviews Need Not Apply
M. Siskoff | Anchorage Alaska | 04/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"National Lampoon has been known throughout. the years for their slapstick comedies, and while this movie does not rank with the vacation movies, it is quite funny. Dont rent or buy this movie expecting a witty comedy, because the name "National Lampoon's Dorm Daze" should be enough to clue you in on the content. It is a rather typical college movie complete with a clumbsy geek, and quite a few topless moments, a great movie to watch with your buddies, and have a few laughs. I rated this movie a 3 but would have rather rated a 3.5."