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Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 August 2006 (USA)
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A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

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Steve Pink

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Adam Cooper (screenplay), Bill Collage (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Long ... Bartleby Gaines
Jonah Hill ... Sherman Schrader
Adam Herschman ... Glen
Columbus Short ... Daryl 'Hands' Holloway
Maria Thayer ... Rory Thayer
Lewis Black ... Ben Lewis
Blake Lively ... Monica Moreland
Mark Derwin ... Jack Gaines
Ann Cusack ... Diane Gaines
Hannah Marks ... Lizzie Gaines
Robin Lord Taylor ... Abernathy Darwin Dunlap
Sam Horrigan ... Mike Welsh
Joe Hursley ... Maurice / The Ringers
Jeremy Howard ... Freaky Student
Anthony Heald ... Dean Richard Van Horne
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Storyline

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. Written by Ron

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The rejected have defected See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual material and drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accepted See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,023,835, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$36,323,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,505,009
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are 39 shots of Apple Computers in the movie. The star, Justin Long, became a spokesman for Apple Computers (the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" commercials) just prior to the release of this movie. See more »

Goofs

The board that all the student write the courses on throughout the movie is different from the board brought into the meeting with the state board of accreditor. The board is smaller and some of the courses that were written on the other board are not there. See more »

Quotes

Rory: Ever since nursery school, every single waking moment of every single day has been scheduled. So what do I want to do? Nothing.
Bartleby Gaines: Cheap, zen, beautiful. I like it.
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Crazy Credits

The last line in the credits segment "The Filmmakers Wish To Thank" reads, "And all the Students at South Harmon Institute of Technology". See more »

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References Battle Royale (2000) See more »

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The Hives - Declare Guerre Nucleaire
Written by Nicholaus Arson (as Randy Fitzsimmons)
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Good For Adult
1 April 2008 | by Mr_SensitiveSee all my reviews

Tell the truth I enjoy every single teen movie, and I have seen a whole lot of it, A Whole Lot. I categorize them and this one got to be the light weight teen comedy. Something that is not very funny because it got this very mild humor for that actual teen but at the same time it wasn’t that bad.

Synopsis: B is good in extra curriculum, unfortunately that doesn’t help in a place at any university. With a pressure from his parents; he and couple of friends finally came up with the idea to built fake college. Problem arises when other students also get accepted into this fake college.

Not bad of an idea, not an original, but who care, it’s a teen movie after all. I like it, the only problem for me was the character development wasn’t that good, and there are too many characters that haven’t been polish very well. Like Glen he was suppose to be like Booger (Revenge of the Nerd) stupid, yet intelligence in his own way and funny. But here he hardly does anything.

I love the cast, I love Justin Long, which guy is funny, I always follow his work and he does a pretty good job as “B”. Everyone here seems to fit the jigsaw very well. And the acting is decent though from time to time it gets cheesy and the dialogue is also weird at time.

The movie consists of very touching and inspiring moments and the bond about friendship, and the stupid and how the education system should be. Unfortunately, the movie more or less lack in humor, don’t get it wrong, it just not “laugh out loud” kind it is more of smile type. This movie is for someone older and pre-teen that does not look for toilet humor and more life good morale kind of movie.

Recommendation: Yea Sure, It Worth A Rental.

Reason To Watch: Justin Long, Fake College.

Reason Not To: If you’re A Teenager Looking For Real Humor and Nudity.

Rating: 6.5/10 (Grade: C+)


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