The charming Van Wilder (played by Ryan Reynolds) has been at college for seven years and knows all the ins and outs of life at that college. After a series of comedic incidents, his father finds out that Van has been wasting his life at college and cuts him off from the college fund. Now Van has only a few months left to graduate and win the heart of a journalism major Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid). She is dating an arrogant medical student who is trying to get Van expelled. Hilarity Ensues.The 2002 film is another entry in the National Lampoon movies. While it had a low budget and small box office returns, Ryan Reynolds managed to pull off the silly gags with flying colors. Unfortunately, it spawned an even less successful spin-off Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj and a straight to DVD prequel.