National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
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Weak plot padded out with scenes that end up having little relevance to other events in the movie, almost like a collection of frat house and college themed sketches. That wouldn't be so bad if the scenes were funny, but the movie only managed to raise two or three laughs from me. The main characters often came across as unpleasant and vindictive, and their lying, cheating, stealing and misogyny put me firmly on the side of the Dean.
The soundtrack's pretty good though, and the acting's OK for the most part, if a little broad.
best part of the movie was the sound track. apart from that a little disappointing. after all the hype I expected more.
It's amazing to watch this movie and and see how so many films were influenced by and/or pay homage to it. That's what makes it a classic.
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This movie ranks #36 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
This movie ranks #47 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
This movie ranks #68 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
This movie ranks #74 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #209 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
This movie ranks #279 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #335 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
This movie ranks #599 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #990 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films