Animal House

Otter: "Bluto's right! Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!"
Bluto: "We're just the guys to do it."

release year: 1978
genre: comedy
viewing setting: home DVD, 2/14/15 and 1/25/13 and 10/15/00 and 12/12/98

synopsis: At Faber College, the fun-loving fraternity brothers of the Delta house are quickly heading toward expulsion...but they won't go without a fight.

impressions: It was funny, it kept moving, and most importantly, it showed me just where many of the fraternity people I knew in college got their comedy routines from. Of course, most of it was way over-the-top, but it was a lot of fun. There were definitely some classic comedy moments, too many to name here. This movie captured a lot of the mentality of the 1960s and 1970s with its humor. Be aware that this was the old way fraternities were - those days are long gone, never to return in this age of political correctness and serious responsibility. Fortunately, we will always have this movie which will always provide a fun look back in time.

acting: There are too many characters to name here. John Belushi is the most flippant and obnoxious party animal. Tim Matheson is the suave ladies' man. Stephen Furst is the pudgy, childish freshman. Karen Allen is the girlfriend of one of the guys. Donald Sutherland is a weird professor.

final word: Possibly THE college party movie - well worth seeing, a classic.

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