ADVISORY/World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' ``Loser'' Scheduled for
Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at General Cinema Avco Westwood, 10840 Wilshire
Blvd. in Westwood
Attending from the film will be Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Tom Sadowski,
Zack Orth, Jimmi Simpson, director Amy Heckerling and producer Twink Caplan.
Other celebrities expected to attend:
Drew Barrymore, Shannon Elizabeth, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tom Green, Sean
Holland, Chris Klein, Meredith Scott Lynn, Tobey Maguire, Robert Miano,
Brittany Murphy, Taylor Negron, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brad Rowe, Christian
Slater, Kerr Smith, David Spade and Scott Thomson.
From director/screenwriter Amy Heckerling (``Clueless,'' ``Fast Times
at Ridgemont High'') comes ``Loser,'' a college comedy about trusting yourself,
taking a chance and turning your back on the people who take advantage
Nerdy, good-natured Paul Tannek (``American Pie'''s Jason Biggs) is
a square peg in the round hole that is New York University -- his pot-smoking,
girl-chasing roommates hate him, and everyone else on campus ignores him.
But when he meets fellow student Dora Diamond (Mena Suvari, ``American
Beauty''), he discovers a kindred spirit. Dora is practically broke, has
nowhere to live, and her boyfriend, Professor Edward Alcott (Oscar®
nominee Greg Kinnear), is more interested in manipulating her than loving
The more people push them around, the closer Paul and Dora get -- she
helps him dress better and appreciate New York, he lets her stay with him
while she finds a job. In the end, Paul and Dora not only fall for each
other, they find the courage to walk away from the people who walk all
over them -- proof that even losers get lucky sometimes.
Columbia Pictures presents the romantic comedy ``Loser.'' Written and
directed by Amy Heckerling, the film stars Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari and
Greg Kinnear. The film is produced by Amy Heckerling & Twink Caplan.
Executive producer is John M. Eckert. Rob Hahn is director of photography,
and Steven Jordan is production designer. Mona May is costume designer,
Debra Chiate is editor and Elliot Lurie is music supervisor. The film also
features Zak Orth, Tom Sadoski and Jimmi Simpson, as well as Dan Aykroyd
in a cameo appearance.
In Theatres Friday, July 21
Tammy Sandler, 310/244-8099 (domestic media)
Amy Tesser, 310/244-5495 (international media)
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