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Orange County (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 January 2002 (USA)
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A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

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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 Matthew Patay

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It's not just a place. It's a state of mind.

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

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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£167,051 (UK) (8 November 2002)

Gross:

£325,507 (UK) (15 November 2002)
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Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, wrote the screenplay for The Big Chill (1983), in which Kevin Kline starred, and which Jake Kasdan also had a small role in as a child. See more »

Goofs

Cindy wheels Bob out of the house onto the front stoop just before he falls down the front stairs. She is clearly visible beside his chair as he begins to roll. When he hits the car and the camera points towards the front stoop, Ashley is seen standing and watching but Cindy is not on there. See more »

Quotes

Shaun: Lance, I want you to stay in your room.
Lance: Why?
Shaun: Because you're an embarrassment.
Lance: OK!
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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 »

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References The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) See more »

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1st Time
by Sam Hollander, David Schommer, Chris Sobiech, Doug Ray Aaron Hendelman & Devon Callahan
Performed by Bad Ronald
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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19 March 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I came home from a hard day of work, and to tell the truth, I needed a melt down. That's maybe the only reason why I enjoyed this movie. Because I seriously had my doubts renting it, but I think that Jack Black is a very funny actor. All I needed was a good laugh and I got it. True, this is one of those "Dude, where's my brain?" movies. Sometimes you just need those though. The people I work with told me that this was a pretty stupid movie, and it is. But I think people shouldn't be in a serious mood for this movie. For an intelligent comedy or a good movie kind of day, no. This is not the movie for you, but if you need a meltdown after a hard day, then by all means give this movie a chance. It's really not that bad, and you get more than a few laughs. But still, if I were Colin Hank's character, I think I still would've wanted to go to Standford. :D 7/10


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