Fresh off of their big screen success in "American Pie", Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari teamed back up for the Amy Heckerling vehicle, "Loser", in 2000. Biggs applies his comedic talent and timing to the lead role of Paul Tanneck. Tanneck is an awkward college freshman who has just moved from the mid-west to attend New York University in Manhattan. Paul is very studious and smart but struggles with his social skills. He fails to make a connection with his roommate and the rest of the student population treats him as an outcast. He eventually runs across a kindred spirit, Dora Diamond. Dora, played by Suvari, has her troubles as well. She has no money or place to live and tries to make ends meet by working as a waitress in a local strip club. On top of all of that, she also has become romantically involved with one of her professors, Edward Alcott. The smarmy and manipulative Alcott is played by Greg Kinnear. Paul and Dora have a connection and he offers to let her stay with him while she looks for another job. The romantic tension increases as he spends time with her. After Paul falls in love with her, he hatches a plan to steal her away from Alcott. "Loser" is a fish out of water romantic comedy that leaves you really rooting for the lead characters to find happiness.
Amy Heckerling wrote and directed the movie. Heckerling has a record of success in directing coming of age comedies. She was also the writer and director "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Clueless". The cast also includes several hefty comedy veterans. Andrea Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Bobby Slayton, and Taylor Negron all appear in supporting roles. Also watch out for some very funny cameo appearances from David Spade, Coleen Camp, Andy Dick, Steven Wright, and the band Everclear.