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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.

Director:

Steve Pink

Writers:

Adam Cooper (screenplay), Bill Collage (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Long ... Bartleby Gaines
Jonah Hill ... Sherman Schrader
Adam Herschman ... Glen
Columbus Short ... Daryl 'Hands' Holloway
Maria Thayer ... Rory Thayer
Lewis Black ... Ben Lewis
Blake Lively ... Monica Moreland
Mark Derwin ... Jack Gaines
Ann Cusack ... Diane Gaines
Hannah Marks ... Lizzie Gaines
Robin Lord Taylor ... Abernathy Darwin Dunlap
Sam Horrigan ... Mike Welsh
Joe Hursley ... Maurice / The Ringers
Jeremy Howard ... Freaky Student
Anthony Heald ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Reject rejection See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Admitido See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Ben Lewis was specifically written for Lewis Black. See more »

Goofs

The board that all the student write the courses on throughout the movie is different from the board brought into the meeting with the state board of accreditor. The board is smaller and some of the courses that were written on the other board are not there. See more »

Quotes

Bartleby Gaines: Schrader, come on. Don't be scared.
Sherman Schrader: Scared? I'm not scared. You're scared.
Hands: Schrader, you were scared to try the new flavor of Dr. Pepper.
Sherman Schrader: I told you that in confidence Hands!
Bartleby Gaines: Schrader, you were afraid when you're tooth fell out because you were terrified of the Tooth Fairy.
Sherman Schrader: That's actually a legitimate fear. She was rifling through my shit.
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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 »

Connections

References Battle Royale (2000) See more »

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Close to Me
Written by Robert Smith
Performed by The Cure
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of Fiction Records Ltd. / Polydor Ltd. (U.K.)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
plays in the main characters room whenever the disco ball comes down
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Much better than my expectations
20 August 2006 | by forhallSee 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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