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How I Got Into College (1989)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  19 May 1989 (USA)
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The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. ... See full summary »

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The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores. Written by Craig D. Barker <cdbarker@umich.edu>

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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,642,239 (USA)
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The original director, Jan Eliasberg was fired during production and replaced by Savage Steve Holland. See more »

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Jessica Kailo's House Number is 227, but Her Mailbox Says 717. See more »

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Bennedict, SAT Coach: That's the beauty of the Bauer/Bennedict method. You see, you don't have to understand us... just trust us!
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a few good moments, but not enough
8 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a couple of great ideas in this movie. One is its ingenious approach to math problems. The other is a scene in which Jessica, while waiting for her college interview, is forced into the realization that she is considerably less unique than she thought.

The result is a movie with pockets of hilarity broken up by long stretches of vague amusement. This is, for the most part, a cookie-cutter teen comedy that often doesn't even seem to be trying. The premise and every vagary of the plot is stupid and poorly conceived, the lead actors, except for Boyle, give broad, forgettable performances, and one imagines the movie was written in an afternoon on a gum wrapper. It does have a few good moments, but it's not really worth bothering with.


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