Not sure what to say about this film. Great nudity? Great ensemble performance. This was back in the good old days, where a comedy could be made without massive corporate sponsorship. It's gotten so bad with comedies these days that the corporate sponsor is part of the plot (Horrible Bosses).
I think it was good. I can see why it might be considered "culturally or atheistically significant" however it was just good. The film really acts as a catalyst for Belushi's career and proves itself a classic for college audiences who may face similar incidences in their own dorm or frat life. A college film, fun.
A classic, truly, of what an American comedy should aim to be. Ramis, drawing from his experience as a member of a fraternity in college (it's great to be a ZBT!) along with Doug Kenney and Chris Miller's hilarious dialogue and chaotic ending, is perfect in almost every way.
I originally hated this film, but I saw it when I was in high school and had not yet experienced college. Needless to say I was still innocent to the shenanigans that go on on campus. Some of the elements in the film did not stand the test of time, but it's still hilarious and enjoyable. Sometimes I long for another comedy to be produced like this one. They simply can't get it right anymore. A true classic.
Landis. A brilliant man with a feather's touch - his films are more substantial for their sense of verisimilitude than complex explorations of emotions, though one cannot help but note his mastery of comedy and timing - an auteur if ever there was one. It's a shame that comedies do not receive the kinds of awards they deserve - especially when a career includes so many films that are now part of the lexicon.