College

Rating: O (R)

NEW YORK (CNS) — Following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Salacious, smile-free teen comedy about three high school seniors (Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell and Kevin Covais) on a weekend campus tour who opt to stay in a fraternity house, drawn by its booze and strippers, but have to endure crude hazing by its loutish leader (Nick Zano), while one falls in love with a pretty coed (Haley Bennett) who takes him for a fellow freshman. Director Deb Hagan’s spiritless film — even the ostensible comedy falls flat — briefly takes its protagonists into true romance and emotional maturity, but the emphasis is squarely on repulsive bullying and decadent partying. Strong sexual content, upper-female and rear nudity, much sexual and scatological humor, drug use, underage drinking, pervasive rough and crude language, and a few uses of profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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