Old School is a comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, and Luke Wilson. The movie is about three people going through mid-life crises and wanting to re-live their youth. Luke Wilson plays Mitch Martin, an attorney who is just coming out of a failed relationship. Will Ferrell is Frank Ricard, who is coming out of a short-term marriage, and Vince Vaughn is Bernard Campbell, an electronics store owner who is miserable with his life.
This movie starts out with Mitch catching an early flight home from a convention so he can surprise his girlfriend. When he gets home, Mitch is shocked to catch her cheating on him. Mitch moves out of his house and into an old house on the edge of a college campus. Bernard is never a person to pass up an opportunity and decides to take the reins on Mitch's new house. Bernard decides that this will be his escape palace from his everyday life. Mitch is very reluctant but does allow Bernard to throw a party at his new house. Bernard goes overboard with everything, and the party gets way out of control. During the party, Frank breaks a promise to his new wife. He said that he would take it easy and not drink. That plan goes awry. The day after the party, the group gets a visit from the Dean of the college. In order to keep the house, the people have to start a fraternity. The new members of the frat house are a bunch of misfits.
Juliette Lewis plays Mitch's girlfriend. Jeremy Piven stars as Dean Pritchard. Dean Pritchard spends the whole movie trying to get retribution from Mitch, Bernie and Frank, whom picked on him when they were kids. Ellen Pompeo plays Nicole, Mitch's new love interest.