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  • Summary: A typical Midwestern 18-year-old freshman at a large state university, who is eager to delve into the college party life, instead discovers that school is not the beer-driven sexual fantasy of his imagination. Determined to do anything to obtain the girl of his dreams (a gorgeous but reluctant sorority girl), he decides to adopt a gay identity in order to insinuate himself in her life. This casual charade, however, quickly lands him in a morass of campus activism, gender warfare, fraternity hazes, sorority torture, "coming out" narratives, political martyrdom, and ultimately, a university-wide meltdown. (Regent Releasing) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. 63
    Feels a bit like a missed opportunity. It's too bad the motion picture as a whole isn't as quirky and clever as its double-edged title.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    60
    With intermittently amusing glee, writer-director Ryan Shiraki's tyro film, Freshman Orientation, frolics through the political minefields of a typical college campus.
  3. On one level, a stereotypical mash of Greek cruelty, queer poetry slams and rabid activist rhetoric. But beneath the tired crudeness and college-romp clichés, the movie is gently perceptive about the malleable nature of sexuality and the barriers we construct to hide our confusion.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    50
    An uneven coming-of-age comedy.
  5. 50
    Crude and cheerfully sophomoric teen sex comedy.
  6. Freshman Orientation is not incompetently made. Nor is it badly acted. But there’s not a fresh idea in it, and everyone on screen seems to be in a different comedy.
  7. 25
    First-time writer-director Ryan Shiraki's crude, gross comedy of campus sexual errors might push boundaries better were it not so painfully unfunny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. FrankP.
    Oct 3, 2007
    9
    I thought it was really funny. Smart satire of teen movies.
  2. JaredC.
    Sep 2, 2007
    6
    I liked it, but I didn't enjoy it.
  3. JimG.
    Sep 27, 2007
    3
    Completely predictable, unoriginal, uninspired yawn meant to premised on the myth that straight white guys are the only "real" men or redeemable souls in this universe. Expand
  4. Daniel
    Sep 8, 2007
    1
    I can't believe I went to see this piece of crap!

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