Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (Van Wilder 2) (2006)

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Critic Consensus: A low-brow comedy, minus the comedy.

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The protégé of the most skilled mischief maker in college history sets his sights on England's prestigious Camden University to offer an informative course in advanced-level shenanigans in this sequel to the 2002 Ryan Reynolds hit that finds that film's co-star Kal Penn crossing the pond to realize his true party potential. Van Wilder's former assistant has learned the ways of the master, and now he's prepared to share his newfound knowledge with the stuffy students of the school known more for academia than rowdy mischief. Of course, by now Taj (Penn) knows that where there's a will there's a way, and there are plenty of fun-loving misfits at this esteemed institute of higher learning who are just looking for an excuse to ditch their studies and blow off a little steam by embracing their inner Van Wilder.
Rating:
R (for pervasive crude sexual content, some nudity and language)
Genre:
Comedy
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MGM

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Cast

Kal Penn
as Taj Mahal Badalandabad
Lauren Cohan
as Charlotte Higginson
Dan Percival
as Pipp Everett, the Earl of Grey
Glen Barry
as Seamus
Tom Davey
as Percy
Beth Steel
as Alexandra
Amy Steel
as Penelope
Roger Hammond
as Camford Dean
Jonathan Cecil
as Provost Cunningham
Kulvinder Ghir
as Taj's Father
Shobu Kapoor
as Taj's Mother
Rupert Frazer
as Charlotte's Father
Cornelia Pavlovici
as Charlotte's Mother
Christopher Robbie
as Old Bearded Man
Trevor Baxter
as Sir Wilfred Owen
Ashly Rae
as Irish Woman
Adam Sinclair
as Lord Wrightwood
Olivia Scott
as Gorgeous Woman on Plane
Elena Tecuta
as Beautiful Coed
Bart Sidles
as Bloke
Gabriela Modorcea
as Tai's Sister
Elvin Dandel
as French Soldier
Mirela Gafei
as Flight Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (Van Wilder 2)

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (20)

This is shocking only for its tepidness; except for some raunchy language, it's ready-made for basic cable.

Full Review… | July 28, 2009
Chicago Reader
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No excerpt available.

March 20, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Penn is capable of so much more.

February 2, 2007
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

National Lampoon recycles countless collegiate comedies for this spin-off sequel.

Full Review… | February 2, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Granted, it's still ****, but with a sweeter odor than usual.

December 8, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Everything old is old again in this rickety extension of 2002's already rickety Van Wilder.

Full Review… | December 6, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (Van Wilder 2)

Pretty funny.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Im sorry i just... i JUST dont have the energy for this one.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Wow! This movie is so bad, that if I had the chance to I would go back and wish I had never even seen it at all. Van Wilder 2, not having seen the first, is a complete disgrace, with absolutely no heart or any actual comedy to laugh at!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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