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Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bartleby Gaines
... Sherman Schrader
... Glen
... Daryl 'Hands' Holloway
... Rory Thayer
... Ben Lewis
... Monica Moreland
... Jack Gaines
... Diane Gaines
... Lizzie Gaines
... Abernathy Darwin Dunlap
... Mike Welsh
... Maurice / The Ringers
... Freaky Student
... Dean Richard Van Horne
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Storyline

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. Written by Ron

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

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,023,835, 20 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,323,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,505,009
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Trivia

James Poyser, keyboardist of The Roots band that plays on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, appears briefly at the hearing as a parent in the audience. See more »

Goofs

When Schrader is mopping, a piece of equipment behind the water and the paint bucket disappears and also a lid appears out of nowhere beside the ladder. See more »

Quotes

Sherman Schrader: It was your idea to put "acceptance is just one click away"
Bartleby Gaines: Yeah, you put it as "one click away"! You don't make it... clickable!
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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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Spoofs Gilmore Girls: The Big One (2003) See more »

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Sherman's Way
Written by David Schommer
Performed by David Schommer, The Chamber Choir of South Harmon
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An off the wall college experience with lots of humor

(Synopsis) Graduating high school senior Bartleby "B" Gaines (Justin Long) finds himself without a college to attend. He has been able to talk and con his way out of every problem he encounters, but he hasn't been able to charm his way pass the college admissions board of eight colleges. His mom and dad are very disappointed that Bartleby hasn't been accepted into college. His parents think that if Bartleby doesn't go to college, he will have no future. Several of Bartleby's friends are in the same situation of being rejected by all the colleges they applied to. To satisfy their parents, Bartleby comes up with an idea to start his own college with an internet site. They convert an abandoned psychiatric facility into the South Harmon Institute of Technology. They will be the only students. However, the web site states that we accept anyone. On the first day of school, they unexpectedly have a large number of accepted students that were also rejected by all colleges. With a million dollars in tuition money, Bartleby must make his fake college into a functioning one. He hires Uncle Ben (Lewis Black) as the College Dean. The fun begins when they design their own curriculum, make their own rules, and party all night.

(My Comment) The premise of starting a college without a teaching staff is a little off the wall. Since it was a fake college, Bartleby really didn't need a staff. The movie reminded me of the classic movie "Animal House", the college setting, the fraternity, lots of gags, and pretty young women. These new college freshmen had a different notion of what the college experience was all about. The movie not only has lots of humor, it also has a good message for life. People should reach for their dream and create a passion for what they want to do in life and not settle for what other people want them to do. The ending was a little unrealistic, but it is only a movie. The movie was made for the young crowd to have a little fun. (Universal Pictures, Run time 1:32, Rated PG-13) (7/10)


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