Rated 1.0

Three stereotypical high-school buddies—the handsome hero (Drake Bell), the corpulent horn-dog (Andrew Caldwell) and the timorous science dweeb (Kevin Covais)—spend a college-visit weekend partying, trying to get laid, pretending they’re older than they really are and being victimized by a scumball fraternity. Oh joy, another Animal House knockoff, and one that makes The House Bunny look like The Importance of Being Earnest. The actors, an array of generally harmless nobodies, go through their paces without visible embarrassment—denoting either cluelessness or iron concentration. Writers Dan Callahan and Adam Ellison and director Deb Hagan, all making their feature-film debuts, can face the future with hopeful hearts—after all, when you start out at rock bottom, there’s nowhere to go but up.