MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,539 this week

Acceptance (2009)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  22 August 2009 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 265 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

A comedic and sometimes poignant look at the absurdity of today's college applications process for parents and teens. Joan Cusack stars as a stressed out-mom trying to get her teen daughter Taylor Rockefeller into college.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (novel)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 665 titles
created 18 Oct 2011
 
a list of 5035 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
a list of 228 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
a list of 554 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Acceptance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Acceptance (TV Movie 2009)

Acceptance (TV Movie 2009) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Acceptance.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Barry Munday (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Barry Munday wakes up after being attacked to realize that he's missing his family jewels. To make matters worse, he learns he's facing a paternity lawsuit filed by a woman he can't remember having sex with.

Director: Chris D'Arienzo
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloë Sevigny
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three women vacation together at a popular travel destination for college co-eds on spring break.

Director: Ryan Shiraki
Stars: Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie begins to realize her passion for ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Logan Bartholomew
Meddling Mom (TV Movie 2013)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Carmen Vega is guilty of being a meddling mom. Her crimes include slipping into daughter Yolanda's home to leave behind "how-to" books on starting a family and manipulating daughter Ally ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Cardoso
Stars: Sonia Braga, Mercedes Renard, Ana Ayora
The Bondage (2006)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An O.C. youth escapes an abusive home only to find himself entangled in the California Juvenile Justice system and a psychiatric ward.

Director: Eric Allen Bell
Stars: Michael Angarano, Illeana Douglas, Griffin Dunne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As we cannot summarize life of a person, we should not attempt to summarize a film. Why can't we see the beauty of things as they are - without understanding them?

Director: Yogesh Khubchandani
Stars: Alicia Lobo, Julia Wolfermann, Edith Meeks
Acceptance II (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Eric Williams is a man on the run for 27 years for a murder he didn't commit. When his estranged daughter is brutally attacked in London, the police are reluctant to act and so Eric must ... See full summary »

Director: Richard John Taylor
Stars: Lin Clifton, Danny Devall, Lilly Driscoll
Boogeyman 2 (2007)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The script centers on a young woman with a long-term phobia of the bogeyman, who voluntarily checks herself into a mental health facility with the hope of conquering her overwhelming fears.... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Betancourt
Stars: Danielle Savre, Matt Cohen, Chrissy Calhoun
Enemy Within (TV Movie 2007)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young girl, who has recently lost her eyesight to a degenerative disease, struggles to outwit an escaped convict who has taken refuge in her grandmother's cabin during a ferocious snowstorm.

Director: Robert Malenfant
Stars: Mae Whitman, Jason Gray-Stanford, Tom McBeath
Good Behavior (TV Movie 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The matriarch of a criminal family decides it's time for her clan to go straight.

Director: Charles McDougall
Stars: Mae Whitman, Meghan Markle, Patrick J. Adams
A Crush on You (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man sends secret admirer e-mails to his crush but an e-mail address mix-up causes the notes to go to the woman's lovelorn coworker instead.

Director: Allison Anders
Stars: Brigid Brannagh, Sean Patrick Flanery, Christine Scott Bennett
After Jimmy (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Drama about a teenage boy's suicide.

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Bruce Davison, Peter Facinelli
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael C. 'Mike' Allen ...
Yates Professor
...
Mr. Kavorkian
...
Admissions Officer
...
Yates Admission Officer
...
Olivia
...
Lily
Silas Cooper ...
Mr. Kushner
...
Mr. Leon
...
...
Maya
Tammy Eaton ...
Faculty at P.T.A. Meeting
Jude Gavi ...
Faculty
...
Mr. Joyce
...
Teacher
Edit

Storyline

A comedic and sometimes poignant look at the absurdity of today's college applications process for parents and teens. Joan Cusack stars as a stressed out-mom trying to get her teen daughter Taylor Rockefeller into college.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aux portes du destin  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Acceptance-Basically Television Rejectance *1/2
23 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A step above a bad film is 2009's "Acceptance."

We know what students and parents go through in the latter's senior year in high school as they wait for those fateful letters of acceptance or rejection. This film is a comedy about that situation but then turns somewhat serious.

We have a group of high school California students who really compete to get into the Ivy League schools.

When one such student knows that she can't make the grade, she applies to a fictitious Yates College that has been accidentally rated as one of the 50 top colleges in the U.S. Other students of her group also apply to Yates. Another is so intent on getting into Harvard that he doesn't bother to apply to any other college. Is this really a bright student?

While it is certainly true that going to the greatest school doesn't automatically mean that you shall succeed in life, the film trivializes this and instead becomes one of neurotic and of much inane anxiety.

Joan Cusack's performance as a competitive-driven parent is ridiculous at best. She certainly has more problems going for her. Why she made this film is her biggest problem!


3 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
TERRIBLE!!!!! prettydst
loved the pilot! NEED song help tho! texspice04
wow, this movie was kind of bad... julesrulz2
Soundtrack? Theresa_m_89
PRETTY HILARIOUS SATIRE mchello
UT? LuckyHorse3636
Discuss Acceptance (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?