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Phillips' version does add one tantalizing twist as Thornton singles out his best student (Heder, of course) and takes him on mano a mano, but it seems like an awful lot of trouble to win over such an uninteresting love interest.
Director Todd Phillips has become Hollywood's go-to guy for collegiate humor, and though this isn't as funny as his Road Trip or Old School, there are some choice sequences of the devious Thornton schooling his milquetoast students.
Director Todd Phillips tries for the kind of frat slaphappiness he applied so successfully to Old School, but these boys are less scoundrels than individual salesmen for the brands of Heder and Thornton.
This unfunny comedy, a loose remake of a 1960s British romp, can't decide whether Billy Bob Thonrton's "teacher" is a hero or villain and thus every scene negates the previous one in tone and morale until the movie literally self-destructs at the end