Freshman Orientation

5.31 h 31 min2004R
A college freshman feigns being gay to be near the beautiful co-ed of his desires.
Ryan Shiraki
Sam HuntingtonJohn GoodmanMarla Sokoloff
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Heather Matarazzo
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4.0 out of 5 stars

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Patrick L JamesReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Freshman orientation is halarious! John Goodman steals the show
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Freshman orientation is one of my fave LBGT films. The actor Sam Huntington is actually from the same area that I am from. Like 10 miles away. Anyways I would get this film a higher rating, except the quality of the one that is on Amazon has a little bit of a lag to the video it has nothing to do with the film itself. I do like the movie a lot. I think it's funny, I think they get amount of chokes in by making one of itself, i.e. the gay community. Which, if you can't take a joke, then you know. You are a sore loser in my opinion. My motto is if you can't laugh at yourself or make fun of yourself a. I will. Lol. It is worth the 5 dollars. John Goodman is hysterical and it honestly, the reason why I even purchased the movie to be honest. To see John Goodman as some big old queen made me laugh cause he doesn't so well. And it's a good movie it makes me think of when I was a teenager, which am not anymore, and I'm not even in my 20s anymore. So I highly recommend that his keep in mind, its only standard quality, and it's a little laggy but not to the point of annoyance, but he'll understand why it's 5 dollars and not any higher. If they get a better quality, trust me, I'd be buying it.
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Cassiel StarkReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Glad I did
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I saw the movie once on television. I had actually bought it originally through Amazons moving streaming service. It kept getting lost which forced me to rebuy it. I got tired of doing that and decided to just outright buy it. Glad I did. The DVD had no scratches and was in good condition. Pretty pleased with this. Wish I could have had it as a digital copy. I'm dealing with it though.
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GeorgeReviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hoped for more - got enough.
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I got about what I expected out of this one. Solid college freshman storyline, above average acting and moderately entertaining. You hope for a little more twist and a little more laugh out loud comedy but overall I feel I got my time's worth - nothing more, nothing less.
John J. PetryReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
A teen comedy with a nice gay twist instead of the usual nonsense.
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So this is a movie which has not been treated well by a number of people. But this is more due to expectations beyond what should be expected of a teen comedy. First of all if anyone thinks this movie makes fun of gay people then sorry it doesn't. If you think that gay/straight relations do not get all screwed up then sorry but get out more. The basic premise is not all that different from one which has been played out in real life in one form or another including by a friend of mine back in the early 70's when he would accompany me to gay bars pretending to be my kind of boyfriend and pick up on the fruit flies at the bar. The difference here is this is a much more sympathetic depiction of the characters and the situation twisted a bit to play on common activities which do play out on college campuses. It is somewhat over the top in the depictions of different characters but then that is the point of the humor - making fun of the stereotypes by exaggerating them. Clay {Sam Huntington] starts out as the typical prick wanna be swordsman stud on campus and by the end of the movie you want him to be you best friend. Well kind of. He and Amanda [Kaitlin Doubleday] both play out so much of the angst anyone can encounter when leaving hime and headin off to school away from home. And they do it in a funny fashion.

The main characters are all sympathetic and John Goodman plays a great gay bar tender. In fact he and Clay's second roommate are my favorite characters in the movie. Goodman because I have known bartenders like him and they are hard to find these days. Matt [Mike Erwin] because he is that kid who is finally figuring out who he is and what he wants to be. I have run into that guy far too often in my life.

Yes this movie runs at a fast pace and does not engage in any amount of in depth development of the characters but it is a teen comedy not a serious drama running deep. Yes the ending is a bit obvious but then again it is that type of movie - a teen comedy. Sam and Amanda hook up and Matt steps out on his own. That in itself makes this a fun movie to watch because the gay guys are not the butts of jokes and left in lonely sadness at the end.

This is not an Academy Award sort of movie but it is fun and it is something that leave a gay or a straight person cringing at the end. You can laugh at the jokes and not feel discomforted by doing so.
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michaelmitchellReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
love it
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love it
Jason L. VelasquezReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Funny movie
BuckoReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Save it for a rainy day
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This is a fun rainy day movie, not Nat. Lampoon good but it works.
Lot of new faces, nothing to offensive & a SNL cast member doing walk through's.
SamReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
What A Gem! :D
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Seriously! I had zero expectations going into this movie and refused to read any of the reviews. I was pleasantly surprised. As a college student currently, it was a really funny take on college/Greek life on campus.
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