Orange County (2002)



Critic Consensus: Smarter than the average teen movie, but a little on the unmemorable side.

Movie Info

Some cast and crew from NBC's highly acclaimed, little-seen series Freaks and Geeks reunite for this teen comedy that also marks the first starring role for Tom Hanks' son, Colin. The younger Hanks plays Shaun Brumder, a high schooler eager to propel himself out of the land of surf bums and ranch homes to which the film's title refers. He's had his sights set on Stanford ever since he read the works of professor Marcus Skinner (Kevin Kline), and his transcript is stellar enough to gain him … More

Rating: PG-13 (for drug content, language and sexuality)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mike White
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 18, 2002
Box Office: $41.0M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


as Shaun Brumder

as Cindy Buegler

as Ashley

as Bud Brumder

as Charlotte Cobb

as Principal Harbert

as Bob Beugler

as Mr. Burke

as Arthur Gantner

as Vera Gantner

as Don Durkett

as Male Student

as Shane Brainard

as Cheerleader

as Butch Female Janitor

as Stephanie Durkett

as Gina Durkett

as Mrs. Durkett

as Public Safety

as Gretchen

as Party Girl

as Party Girl

as Marcus Skinner (uncr...

as Firefighter (uncredi...
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Critic Reviews for Orange County

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (33)

[Kasdan] and White aim very low here and fail to take advantage of the abundant opportunities for social satire that its upper class and academic settings provide.

Full Review… | August 6, 2008
Top Critic

The urine-quaffing gags and hearty barfing asides are the lowbrow price extracted for...gestures towards semi-intelligence.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Stupid movie pushes boundaries of PG-13.

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

It won't stick with you forever, but you will enjoy it while it lasts.

Full Review… | August 12, 2008

Second-generation Hollywood wrestles with but never truly pins down this big-hearted, broad and often flat comedy...

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

With minimal gross-out quota, Kasdan's sure-footed approach mixes a teen farce and a morality tale.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Orange County


Just a fun movie with a giant heart, impossible to not love. The characters are outrageous and believable at the same time, it's really well shot and tells an important story and unique coming of age experience. It manages to cover all the distasteful parts of a family and capitalize on them, which has never quite been done in the same way before or since. Colin Hanks isn't just a wimpy and angsty teen with too many issues, his problems are real and relatable to most. Jack Black probably gives one of his best performances as Lance, he's never been funnier or more lovable. I think that it shows how terrible and happy life can be at the same time.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Not the best, but definitely wacky with a turn for Schuyler Fisk. Just ignore Jack Black and you'll enjoy it.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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