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College

A vulgar, witless depiction of college
By MARK BAZER  |  September 3, 2008
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As long as there are 15-year-olds, there will be vulgar, witless cinematic depictions of college. They have their place, though thanks to the Web, most teens today aren’t as dependent as my generation was on two-second big-screen boob flashes. But College, which was “directed” by Deb Hagen, is so full of nastiness and cruelty that it’s hard to believe anyone would find joy in it. Three high-schoolers — one dorky (Kevin Covais), one fat (Andrew Caldwell), one likable (Drake Bell) — visit Fieldmont University, where they find themselves hazed by an on-probation fraternity that’s forbidden from recruiting real pledges. Perhaps a debate could be had on the merits of hazing (and movie laughs have been had from it). But is there any defense for hazing (or a comedy about it) when those subjected to it don’t even want to join the brotherhood? 94 minutes | Boston College + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Circle + Suburbs

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