Loser is a college-based romantic comedy that was directed by Amy Heckerling and produced in 2000 by Sony. The movie revolves around two college students at NYU, Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs) and Dora Diamond (Mena Suvari). Paul has just arrived from a small town, and is the stereotypical nerd out of place amongst those around him. While his roommates party he is inside studying and they find him extremely irritating to the extent that they plot to have him removed from housing. Eventually he is assigned a room in an animal hospital where he meets Dora. Their bond grows when he rescues her from a party she has been drugged at. Despite his good intentions and his compassion she is blinded by her infatuation with her English professor, who claims he will leave his wife but never does. Will she be able to resist the lures of the professor or will she actually fall for the caring, considerate loser?