Dorm Daze 2 (2006) from Tuna and Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Tuna's notes

This is the latest comedy offering from National Lampoon. In this sequel, some of the cast returns, but the film moves from a dorm to a college cruise. The entire film was shot about the Queen Mary in Long Beach. The plot features two competing drama departments. Each is to put on a play, and the panel of experts will pick a winner. These are supposedly the two finalists, but they are rehearsing constantly because they don't know their lines. Makes one wonder how they won the semis.

If I explain the nudity, it will go a long ways towards explaining the film. One of the two teams consists of Lola Davidson, Suzy McCoppin and Heather Storm. Their entire "post-modern" play consists of baring their breasts, then bouncing up and down.

Oh, that's how they won the semis.

Vida Guerra eventually shows cleavage and buns, but spends much of the film promoting her "abstinence is awesome" cause. Julia Beatty is first seen as a pole dancer in some exotic port, and later anchors a shower scene. One of the characters tries to get a girl drunk, someone throws the glass in his face. Eyes burning, he runs to take a shower, but ends up in the girls' section. They attack him with rolled up towels. We see plenty of boobs as well as some buns. Jasmin St. Claire, a former porn actress who specialized in gangbangs, assays the challenging role of a former porn actress who specialized in gangbangs. Now the captain's wife, she entertains an endless stream of young men in their cabin. One of our young thespians is masturbating to one of her films, and recognizes her. He threatens to expose her past to the captain unless she comes across.

The plot of the winning college play centers around a murder and the theft of a large diamond. Coincidentally, a real diamond has been stolen aboard the ship. That is where the monkey comes in. You might rightly ask, "What monkey?" Well, the one the kids buy for $100 with the promise that they can grind his bones and get high. When the students can't bring themselves to kill him, the monkey adds to the mayhem with his skills as a thief.

In the included commentary, the director indicated that the film was intended for a young audience. It is possible that is why I was less than impressed. The BPM, or boobs per minute, count is great, but the plot is silly and much of the humor slapstick.



  • widescreen anamorphic
  • full-length director's commentary
  • Vida Guerra featurette
  • blooper/gag reel
  • many deleted scenes



See Tuna's comments above.

Scoop's notes

I hope the creators of this film are clearing out some space on the mantel for those Oscars!

Actually, I don't know if it is any good. I just fast-forwarded through it after reading Tuna's review. I'm pretty sure he said all there is to be said, and I'm sure as hell glad he did the nudity IDs so I didn't have to actually watch the freakin' thing. To corroborate Tuna's point that the film was made for a very young audience, let me point out that the DVD begins with a promo for "Ultimate Avengers: The Movie," which is basically Saturday morning cartoon fare for the 11-13 set.

If the makers of Dorm Daze 2 were aiming for the junior high audience, you have to admire their sheer chutzpah for including so much nudity in the film. I wish films like this had been around and accessible when I was 11.

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Based on this description, this film is a C as a titty-fest. It would be a D as a nudity-free comedy

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