Some guys are just not mature enough to get married. Case in point, the three lugs at the center of Old School, who try to relive their fraternity days while well into their 30s. Sure, Will Ferrell seems mature, at first. He’s marrying a lovely woman (Perrey Reeves) whose expectations aren’t unreasonable. Still, something is off. First, groomsman Vince Vaughn (who’s married and has a kid) tries to talk Ferrell out of tying himself down, even while his bride is walking down the aisle. Then the wedding musicians (the Dan Band) keep trying to slip the F-word into the ballad “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”
Best man Luke Wilson, who just broke up with his girlfriend after learning that she’s a swinger, gets so drunk at the wedding that he spills coffee on an old flame (Ellen Pompeo), then gives a disastrous toast referring to the impermanence of love and the horrifying scene he walked in on involving his ex-girlfriend and her guests. The fast-talking Vaughn interrupts him and saves the day, but the marriage is clearly doomed.
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