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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Maria Thayer, Anthony Heald, Adam Herschman
Director: Steve Pink
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2006






Languages: English, Brazilian Port, L.A. Spanish
Subtitles: English, Korean, Brazilian Port, Cantonese, Mandarin Traditional, L.A. Spanish
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 32 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: HVN Berjaya




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 deal!


To 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 release.

If this 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.

After all, it is what we generally term as a “teen flick”.

The 92-minute 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.

It is 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.

Unknown 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.

Director 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 scenes.

The 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.


The digital transfer decent, and the provided are English, Brazilian Portuguese and Los Angeles Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital language tracks.



Review by Linus Tee


Other titles from HVN Berjaya:

. Nacho Libre

. Stay Alive

. Miami Vice

. United 93

. You, Me and Dupree

. M:I:3

. Over The Hedge

. The Break-Up

. Curious George

. American Dreamz

. Bring It On All Or Nothing

. Aeon Flux

. Inside Man

. Elizabethtown

. Spongebob Squarepants Movie

. Four Brothers

. War Of The Worlds

. Munich

. Two for the Money

. King Kong

. American Pie: Band Camp

. Surviving Christmas

. Perfect Man, The

. Madagascar



This review is made possible with the kind support from HVN Berjaya


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