Well, it's a good idea. Dead Man on Campus had the potential to be a classic dark comedy: Two students at a prestigious university are flunking out; however, due to a provision in the school's charter, if they had a roommate who committed suicide, they'd both get straight A's as a form of reparation for grief and trauma. So, to stay in school, they seek out the most depressed student on campus and transfer him into their three-person dorm room. Unfortunately, rather than satirizing the real issues--academic narrow-mindedness, parental pressure, the obsessiveness of late adolescence--the movie is a compilation of frat-boy clichés and jokes that want to be in bad taste but are actually quite tame. The leads (Tom Everett Scott and Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are pleasant and the soundtrack (produced by the Dust Brothers) has some very hip selections, but after a snappy opening-credit sequence, the movie stumbles along, aimless and sluggish. Alyson Hannigan (American Pie, Willow on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has a small role and is her charming geeky self. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hey I thought this movie was pretty differen't comming from the Zack on Saved by the Bell. But I saw this movie and liked it even though I saw it on tv they probely left out the... Read morePublished on Dec 16 2003 by jenna
not a three star movie but a 2 in a half star movie. this one pits Tom Evertt Scott(American Werewolf In Paris) as Josh in a college and he meets his new roomate Cooper played by... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Michael Bolts
this movie is so darn funny. the story of a pothead and his straight lace roomate who have to resort to drastic measures to stay in school is a story almsot all college students... Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003 by Michael Allen Miller
I recently bought this dvd after years of wishing that I had it. I remember it being better, but it is still pretty good. Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by Red Devil "Samantha"
this movie is so fun tom and mark are good as the main guys in the moviePublished on Jan. 7 2003 by "chris1223"
I SAW THE MOVIE ON THE CHANNEL USA AND I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS FUNNY ...EVEN THOU THEY CUT ALOT OF PARTS OF THE MOVIE. THE WHOLE TIME THE MOVIE WAS ON I WAS ROLLING ON THE FLOOR. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2003 by Kim Burlew
This movie plays on the rumor on all campuses where, if your roommate kills himself, you automatically get a 4.0 GPA. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2002 by momazon
This movie is nonstop laughs. To get out of trouble at thier college, the two main charectors causally search for someone suicidal they can push over the edge to take advantage of... Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2002 by Scott