Freshman Orientation (2007)



Critic Consensus: This over-the-top comedy suffers from an exhaustive screenplay, which tries too hard to be funny...and fails.

Movie Info

For his debut feature, filmmaker Ryan Shiraki wrote and directed this irreverent comedy that uses social-progressiveness on the contemporary college campus as the catalyst for its story. Sam Huntington stars as Clay, a straight white male college freshman who can't for the life of him get the attention of any girls on campus. It seems the women are too preoccupied with championing causes and standing up for the oppressed. So when Clay is mistaken for gay and finds himself invited to a queer … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content, language and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ryan Shiraki
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On DVD: Aug 19, 2008
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as Clay Adams

as Matt

as Serena

as Serena

as Very Drunk Chick
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Critic Reviews for Freshman Orientation

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

John Goodman has a nice turn as a queen with a heart of gold.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

...goes way over the top for the Greeks vs. Gays climax.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

A campus comedy with a dirty mouth, an innocent heart and a surprisingly wise mind, Freshman Orientation uses identity politics as a road to romance and emotional maturity. The naked breasts are a bonus.

September 28, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

This trivial film toys with the postmodern lifestyles.

Full Review… | September 21, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Freshman Orientation is not incompetently made. Nor is it badly acted. But there's not a fresh idea in it, and everyone on screen seems to be in a different comedy.

Full Review… | September 20, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

...too often feels more like a tapped-out keg than a provocative romp.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Freshman Orientation


Cute little indie comedy. Nice relaxed performance by Sam Huntington.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This could be the next American Pie movie (and that hasn't been a compliment since the third one!).

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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