Bachelor Wilder is a 2012 American-French-German Comedy film written by Brent Goldberg and David T. Wagner

Bachelor Wilder
Directed by Matthew Weiner
Produced by

Robert L. Levy

Written by Brent Goldberg
David T. Wagner
Based on Bert Kreischer

Ryan Reynolds

Joaquin Phoenix

Ian McKellan

Tara Reid

Kal Penn

Tim Matheson

Greta Gerwig

Jordan Hinson

Shailene Woodley

Spencer Locke

Music by David Lawrence
Cinematography James Bagdonas
Editing by Dennis M. Hill
Studio M6 Metropole Television
Studio Babelsberg
Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Filmnation Entertainment
Centre National de la Cinematographie
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) November 22, 2012
Running time 101 minutes
Country France
United States
Language English
Budget $21 Million
Box office $38,275,567

The film is directed by Matthew Weiner and is a sequel to the original 2002 National Lampoon Comedy Van Wilder.

The film possesses the highest budget of the series and apart from Van Wilder and it's unofficial sequel Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj is a theatrically released motion picture.

It like the other 2012 crude comedy film American Reunion features the returning of many original characters of the first film.

The film stars Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the legendary Van Wilder, Kal Penn as Taj Mahal Badalandabad, Paul Gleason as Professor McDougal, Tara Reid as Gwen Pearson, Taylor Lautner as Taj's cousin Marty Teck Holmes as Hutch, Sophia Bush as Sally, Ivana Bozilovic as Naomi and features a new talented cast of Ian McKellan as Hugh M. Hefner, Joaquin Phoenix as Van's Wilder brother Vince Wilder, Greta Gerwig as Gwen's reporter rival Carla Booken, Kiernan Shipka as Carla's foul mouthed sister Beatrice, Shailene Woodley as Danielle Clarabelle, Spencer Locke as Judith Brentworth and Eden Sher as Cheena Robin.


"The Party of all parties.. Are You Wild Enough?"


Van Wilder who has graduated from Coolidge College, settled down with Gwen Pearson in a nice home serving as a boring law firm manager whilest Glen serves as the leading supporter for the Coolidge Cover Newspaper Company.

He missing the way it used to be partying hard and being the party liaison decides whilest Glen is away to throw a large open house party which includes his two old friends Taj and Hutch.

The party gets out of the hand as does the alcohol, drugs and other stuff commencing at the Wilder Residence.

Gwen comes home to collect article clippings she left at home and discovers hundreds of people in her house and the place to be completely trashed, Van to be passed out, Hutch to be dressed in drags and Taj to be naked who then attempts a jumping stunt on a trampoline below and smashes straight through it.

When Van awakes the house is in proper order all the rubbish is bagged up in black bags and Hutch and Taj are passed out on the couch.

Gwen informs Van she is leaving for her mother's and will be staying there for awhile until she can figure things out.

She tells Van that Taj who is passed out on the couch with a blanket over him is naked under the blanket and she found him some of Van's clothes to wear.

What follows then is Van receiving a letter from his Manhattan party hard older brother Vince who is now working for the infamous Hugh M. Hefner of the Playboy Mansion and that he needs his assistance in acquiring certain hot Manhattan debutanes to be recruited as Playboy Bunnies before the large New Years Blow Out Party at the Mansion.

Van, Taj and Hutch pack up for New York, book into a classy hotel and then assemble with Vince Wilder for the recruiting and various awkward situations needed to be overcome in order for them to accomplish their goals.

A fork in the plan occurs however as the big story Gwen was working on that Van was failing to notice is the possible large drug cartel occurring within the Playboy Mansion that big man Hefner may be behind along with another lead man.

The identity of the lead man appears to be in every way Van's older brother Vince and Gwen goes undercover as a Playboy bunny after spiking Miss December's cocktails with Laxatives at a cocktail party and a weekend of epic proportions spirals completely out of control.


New York





  • Ryan Reynolds as Van Wilder
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Vince Wilder
  • Ian McKellan as Hugh M. Hefner
  • Tara Reid as Gwendolyn Pearson/ Miss December
  • Kal Penn as Taj Mahal Badalandabad
  • Greta Gerwig as Carla Booken/ Miss November
  • Teck Holmes as Hutch
  • Kiernan Shipka as Beatrice Booken
  • Taylor Lautner as Martin Mahal Badalandabad
  • Jordan Hinson as Diane Appleby/ Miss January
  • Erin Sanders as Cassandra Chalice/ Miss February
  • Kelsey Chow as Tina Bruhle/ Miss March
  • Willa Holland as Lena Martinez/ Miss April
  • Ivana Bozilovic as Naomi Creestle/ Miss May
  • Matthew Ziff as Diane's boyfriend Timothy Gall
  • Tyler Posey as Cassandra's boyfriend Jake Wirnez
  • Sarah Bolger as Tessa McClarkee'/ Miss June
  • Hayley McFarland as Rita Burnett/ Miss July
  • Spencer Locke as Judith Brentworth/ Miss August
  • Shailene Woodley as Danielle Clarabelle/ Miss September
  • Eden Sher as Cheena Robin/ Miss October
  • Amanda Michalka as Sarah Campbelldine/ Miss December Original
  • Chloe Bridges as Jeana Take/ Miss November Original
  • Elizabeth Banks as Nancy Hefner/ Hugh's secret sister
  • Aleisha Allen as Cabadine Lexington/ Playboy Bunny
  • Richard Harmon as Pervert Guy
  • Nathan West as Nude Photographer Petey Herman
  • Joely Richardson as Tanya Pearson
  • Chris Penn as Craig Pearson


  1. Born This Way- Lady Gaga
  2. Missing You- Black Eyed Peas
  3. Party all the Time- Black Eyed Peas
  4. Bangarang- Skrillex featuring Sirah
  5. First of the Year (Equinox)- Skrillex
  6. Barbra Streisand- Duck Sauce
  7. Cooler Then Me- Mike Posner
  8. Super Bass- Nicki Minaj
  9. Titanium- David Guetta featuring Sia
  10. She Wolf- Shakira
  11. Temperature- Sean Paul
  12. Superstar- Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos
  13. Beautiful People- Chris Brown featuring Benny Bennasi
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