Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. Written by
Chevy Chase, Schuyler Fisk and Carly Pope appeared in Snow Day (2000), two years prior. See more »
When Lance is talking about his T-Shirt idea, his hand moves across his chest the opposite way that the words would be going. See more »
Now, when I say "Romeo and Juliet," who comes to mind?
That's right, Claire Danes. Who else?
Right. Who else? Well, you know someone else was involved in that movie who in some ways is as famous as Leonardo Di Caprio. And his name is William Shakespeare. And some great movies have been made based on his plays: Hamlet, West Side Story, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Waterworld, Gladiator, Chocolat...
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During the opening credits both the font of the credits and the way they are displayed are similar to that of the output of a typewriter. See more »
I feel that I should explain 2 things before I give my opinion of this movie 1) I don't expect much from a MTV production and 2) I went to see this movie just to see Colin Hanks, because of his role as Alex Whitman in Roswell.
I was surprised and impressed with Colin Hanks, and Schuyler Fisk who I had not seen in anything. Both of whom played characters that actually had some depth. They actually wanted to go to college not just get laid or marry someone rich.
I found the movie light and funny, full of great cameos
If you are expecting to see a lot of Jack Black you may be disappointed. He only has a supporting role. But hilariously funny as usual.
I also wish that they had kept Colin's hair off of his face, like in some of the beach scenes. The whole bangs thing just, just . I just didn't like it.
Worth the rental fee for the cameos, Jack Black, some off color jokes and some of the lines the supporting actors have.
DVD has some great deleted scenes and explains why some of the ads showed things that were not in the movie.
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