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Accepted (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  18 August 2006 (USA)
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A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

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Bartleby (B.) Gaines is a fun loving slacker who, unfortunately, gets turned down for every college he applied for, much to the chagrin of his overly expectant parents. So, with a little cutting and pasting, he creates the South Harmon Institute of Technology, and lo and behold, he is accepted (along with his friends Rory, Hands, and Glen, whose college plans were also all but dashed). However, his parents want to see the website, the campus, and the dean. So now he has his other friend Sherman (who has been accepted to the prestigious Harmon College) build a web page, they lease out an abandoned psychiatric hospital, and they hire Sherman's uncle Ben to be the dean. Problem solved? Not quite. The web page was done so well, that hundreds of students show up at the front door, all of which were turned down by other colleges. Faced with no choice, Bartleby decides to proceed with turning South Harmon into a real college, and sets about figuring out what to teach and how to teach it. ... Written by jlentz1@comcast.net

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

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£349,897 (UK) (6 October 2006)

Gross:

£605,920 (UK) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

Lewis Black's character says the word "fuck" twice, but one was literally bleeped out in order to make the movie PG-13. See more »

Goofs

When the fire alarm is activated at the party all the sprinkler heads activate and spray water. Automatic sprinklers use a metal alloy with a low melting point to govern activation. Only heat can activate a sprinkler head. See more »

Quotes

Bartleby Gaines: Schrader, what about you? What do you want to learn?
Sherman Schrader: Well, B, I'm glad you asked actually, 'cause since we're going to prison, I'm gonna learn how to carve a shank out of my toothbrush.
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Crazy Credits

The last line in the credits segment "The Filmmakers Wish To Thank" reads, "And all the Students at South Harmon Institute of Technology". See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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U-Mass
Written by Frank Black (as Black Francis)
Performed by Pixies (as The Pixies)
Courtesy of 4AD Ltd.
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Much better than my expectations
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer and read some reviews, and I had low expectations for this movie. I was pleasantly surprised. While the plot is a little off-beat, everybody in the making of this movie pulled off a pleasant flick good for many a laugh. The writing and jokes are far more literate than I have come to expect. Better yet, they are delivered with aplomb by unknown actors doing a good job, all of them.

The main reasons I wanted to see this movie were Justin Long and Lewis Black. Long is from "Ed" and the new Apple computer ads. He was just coming into his own as an actor in "Ed," and he was excellent here. He's a natural in front of the camera. Lewis Black is a social commentator who pulls no punches. He's on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central about once every two weeks, but he really shines in HBO's "Red, White, and Screwed." I regularly catch him on XM Radio's uncensored comedy channel. Give Black an idea and let him improvise. Whether his rants and lines here are scripted or improvised are no matter. He's priceless delivering his thoughts on middle class angst. One thing about Black's delivery, his hand gestures are not those of a comedian. It just seems like he's having a conversation with you, and I think that makes him unconsciously more effective.


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