Boys II Women
Sorority Boys
Review by Ross Anthony

Nostalgic black and white photos of sorority/fraternity "good old days" provide a splendid backdrop to title credits. Unfortunately, the production nose-dives into the sewer-like living conditions and mentalities of the beer&babes-minded frat boys of KOK. The introduction plays purposely revolting to provide high contrast to the "better" part of the film. However, nearly a full act of humorless jokes and gags is a high price to pay for such leverage.

That said, as soon as the three top slugs at KOK are kicked out of their own frat, concoct a plan to dress as women, and pledge to Delta Omicron Gamma (DOG), the film actually soars. You'd never have guessed by the first 10 minutes, but "Sorority Boys" is a pretty darned good flick.

Though it wasn't part of the plan, these three bumbling boys learn firsthand the hardships and disrespect women on campus face on a daily basis. Eventually, the boys take off their dresses to discover they've become men.

Anyway, if you're up for the crude, the fart jokes and the like, don't worry ... despite the wholesome education, there's still plenty of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and out & out outrageousness to prompt out loud laughter. You'll love the scene where Harland Williams (dressed as a girl) cleans the sorority sink. He pulls a greasy string of hair and scum out of the drain, so grossed out is he that he staggers backward and caws like Chewbacca. If you like him here, check out "Rocket Man." (You won't stop laughing.)

Though certainly opting for comedy over seriousness, the film does make solid points out of the madness. I particularly enjoyed Adam's angry reaction to an enlightenment surely destined to destroy his indulgent way of life. Quite unique and tasty.

If you like silly little tag jokes tacked onto the end of a film ... stay for the end of the credits. Were the first 10 minutes not just raunchy, but also funny, I'd have given this film an A-. I enjoyed it.

  • Sorority Boys. Copyright © 2002. Rated R.
  • Starring Barry Watson, Michael Rosenbaum, Harland Williams, Melissa Sagemiller, Tony Denman.
  • Directed by Wally Wolodarsky.
  • Written by Joe Jarvis and Greg Coolidge.
  • Produced Larry Brezner, Walter Hamada at Touchstone.

Grade...................................B+ (Strong)

Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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