Sorority Boys

on March 22, 2002 by Tim Cogshell
   "Sorority Boys" is the most high-minded penis joke movie ever produced. But it's still a penis joke movie. It takes a roundabout approach to being a penis joke movie, couching itself as a male-awakening movie, but it stills manages to stay true to the progenitor of all frat flicks, "Animal House," and tell lots of penis jokes.

   KOK is a party fraternity. They do everything except don togas. The members manage to pronounce KOK exactly as you think they might, thus giving the cast ample opportunity to use that term as often as possible. It's very Beavis and Butthead, yet always seems to elicit a chuckle. In addition to sponsoring the best parties, the KOK House specializes in "bagging the hottest chicks," then posting their coital photographs on the KOK House Wall of Shame. This is the least of their crude antics. They send brothers called "dog-catchers" with nets to remove the less-than-attractive girls from their parties. They fling multi-colored dildos across the quad into the "doghouse" sorority, home of feminists and otherwise unappealing female students: the giant girl, the girl with the weird voice; the girl with the facial hair. But when three of KOK's best and brightest are accused of stealing the frat party fund--thus putting in jeopardy the upcoming alumni cruise--they get booted. To find out who really took the money, get back into the fraternity and save the cruise, the trio goes undercover, with Dave (Barry Watson of TV's “7th Heaven”) becoming Daisy, Doofer (Harland Williams of "Freddy Got Fingered") transforming into Roberta, and Adam (Michael Rosenbaum of TV's “Smallville”) metamorphosing into Adina. They stage their investigation from the doghouse where, by bonding with the women they once mocked and dismissed, they become sensitive men. Melissa Sagemiller ("Soul Survivor") and Heather Matarazzo (still best known for "Welcome to the Dollhouse") play sorority girls. who are at once the subject of tacky jokes and the catalyst for male redemption. One hardly knows who should be insulted most--men or women. Perhaps both. Starring Barry Watson, Harland Williams, Michael Rosenbaum, Melissa Sagemiller and Heather Matarazzo. Directed by Wally Wolodarsky. Written Joe Jarvis and Greg Coolidge. Produced by Larry Brezner and Walter Hamada. A Buena Vista release. Comedy. Rated R for crude sexual content, nudity, strong language and some drug use. Running time: 94 min

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