Loser ★★ 2000 (PG-13)
College comedy finds nerdy midwesterner Biggs branded a loser by his dorm mates at New York University. He's also pining over beauty Suvari, who's having an affair with heartless prof Kinnear. Writer-director Heckerling's trademark sympathy for the adolescent outcast is intact, but this outing is missing the insight, subtlety, and (most importantly) the fun of her earlier efforts. Biggs and Suvari give passable perfor mances, but Kinnear is the bright spot. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Greg Kinnear, Zak Orth, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Sadoski, Jimmi Simpson, Colleen Camp, Robert Miano, Andy Dick, David Spade, Steven Wright, Taylor Negron, Andrea Martin, Scott Thompson; D: Amy Heckerling; W: Amy Heckerling; C: Rob Hahn; M: David Kitay.