From the creators of Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty, Accepted
is a hilarious comedy of errors following the misfortunes of
quick-witted slacker Bartleby "B" Gaines. When "B"
and his buddies can't get into college they fix the problem...by
inventing their own! Pretty soon it's a riot of babes in bikinis,
parties by the pool and a big headache - how to convince the
students and the authorities that the fake college is the real
MOVIE REVIEW :
our knowledge, this movie was supposed to grace our cinemas
some time back. But the distributors finally decided against
it and voila – here we have it as a straight-to-video
Steve Pink-directed movie had been screened in theatres here,
we’d think that it would be watched by younger audiences
while more mature viewers steered away.
all, it is what we generally term as a “teen flick”.
movie tells the story of Bartleby (love that name!) who gets
rejected by every college he applies to. Under the pressure
of his parents, the loafer invents his own college South Harmon
Institute of Technology (check out its acronym!). His parents
were fooled into believing that their son has gotten into
a prestigious college at first, but things ran amok when all
the rejects across town began enrolling for the college.
not that bad a movie really. The idea of creating a bogus
college is refreshing and interesting, and it helps that Bartleby
is played by the very likeable Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers,
Herbie Fully Loaded). But 20 minutes into the movie, everything
you expect from a teen flick starts coming on screen.
cast of puberty-stricken actors? Check. Overweight but clever
sidekick who provides all the crude body jokes? Check. An
obligatory black friend who spouts wise lines? Check. Pop
songs performed by bands like The Cure and Ryan Adams? Check.
Pink’s first feature film puts in place every ingredient
you’d expect a teen flick to have, and pulls no surprises
here. There are a few laughs at the absurdly silly and juvenile
plot, a few smiles at the well-meaning message behind the
movie, and a few ogles at the bikini-clad babes in the poolside
abovementioned are good to have, and we are not complaining
here. Accept this teen flick for what it is, and you’d
have a pleasant time.
This Code 3 disc contains no extras.
digital transfer decent, and the provided are English, Brazilian
Portuguese and Los Angeles Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital language
by Linus Tee