National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (2006) Giggly escapades among geeks who triumph in the end, giggly views of cleavage, giggly names for female genitalia, conservative values with an overlay of hound-doggery:… 2006-12-01 R PT97M Kal Penn Lauren Cohan MGM
Movie Review

National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
TAME 'WILDER' Handing the reins to the likable Penn doesn't make it seem any more inviting to get into this Van
Image credit: National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj: Alexandra Ioan
TAME 'WILDER' Handing the reins to the likable Penn doesn't make it seem any more inviting to get into this Van
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Dec 01, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 97 Minutes; With: Kal Penn; Distributor: MGM

Giggly escapades among geeks who triumph in the end, giggly views of cleavage, giggly names for female genitalia, conservative values with an overlay of hound-doggery: Everything old is old again in The Rise of Taj, the rickety extension of 2002's already rickety Van Wilder. What's new is that the campus is now in England, and the lead geek isn't white but rather the Indian good-timer Taj Mahal Badalandabad of the original, once again run through a Peter Sellers imitation machine by the amiable Kal Penn of Harold & Kumar fame.

Originally posted Dec 06, 2006 Published in issue #911 Dec 15, 2006 Order article reprints