Accepted

Accepted

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Director: Steve Pink

Cast: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Adam Herschman

     
 

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When the weight of rejection begins to set in after being denied entry to every college he has applied to, a high school burnout attempts to placate his mom and dad and win the heart of his dream girl by scheming with his friends to create a fake university in a hilarious comedy of artificial education directed by Steve Pink and starring

Overview

When the weight of rejection begins to set in after being denied entry to every college he has applied to, a high school burnout attempts to placate his mom and dad and win the heart of his dream girl by scheming with his friends to create a fake university in a hilarious comedy of artificial education directed by Steve Pink and starring Justin Long. Bartleby "B" Gaines (Long) is a high school senior whose street smarts just never seemed to translate into the classroom, and whose bad luck in love has left him pining for the unattainable Monica (Blake Lively). When Bartleby and his rebellious crew of outcasts find the frequent college rejection letters they have all been receiving bringing endless grief from their disappointed parents, they soon band together to create the fictional South Harmon Institute of Technology. After creating a believable façade in an abandoned psychiatric hospital, employing the talents of a close friend's brilliantly subversive uncle (Lewis Black) to pose as the dean, and creating a phony website in order to sell the school to their parents, Bartleby and friends soon realize that all of their hard work has paid off in ways than they never imagined. With a variety of college rejects attempting to enroll in classes at the ersatz university and the skepticism of some privileged students from a nearby college drawing unwanted attention to the South Harmon Institute of Technology, Bartleby and friends find their ruse becoming ever more difficult to maintain.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
UPC:
0025192885426
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Gag reel; Reject Rejection: The Making of Accepted; ...and more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Justin Long Bartleby "B" Gaines
Jonah Hill Sherman Schrader
Adam Herschman Glen
Columbus Short Hands
Maria Thayer Rory
Lewis Black Uncle Ben
Blake Lively Monica
Mark Derwin Jack Gaines
Ann Cusack Diane Gaines
Hannah Marks Lizzie Gaines
Robin Lord Taylor Abemath (A.D.D.)
Diora Baird Kiki
Joe Hursley Maurice,A Ringer
Jeremy Howard Freaky Student
Anthony Heald Dean Van Horne
Travis Van Winkle Hoyt Ambrose
Kaitlin Doubleday Gwynn
Sam Horrigan Mike Welsh
Ross Patterson McNaughton, Mike
Artie Baxter Mike Chambers
Kellan Lutz Dwayne
Brendan Miller Wayne
Chantelle Tibbs Confused Kid
Christian Long Sandwich Mascot
York Fryer S.H. Student in Hallway
Skyler Stone S.H. Student in Hallway
Jimmy Leung S.H. Student in Hallway
Shaun Reyes Random S.H. Student
Matt Noble Big Larry
Lisa Gleave Kiki's Best Friend
Alejandra Gutierrez Kiki's Best Friend
Jim O'Heir Mr. Schrader
Darcy Shean Mrs. Schrader
Jay Harik Family Friend
Mathew Vigil Shoe Store Boy
Debbon Ayer Shoe Store Mother
Carla Jimenez Shoe Store Manager
Ned Schmidtke Board Chairman
Tim Bagley Vice Principal Matthews
Ray Santiago Boy Going to Princeton
Margaret Travolta Academic Counselor
Brian Powell Economics Teacher
Mike Daily Stressed-Out Student
Jeff Duby Stressed-Out Student
Scott Adsit Drop-Off Dad
Lindy Loundagin Drop-Off Mom
Steve Little Desk Clerk
Ethan Hova Male Graduate
Paraic McGann BKE Pledge With Jacket
Arthur Leo ESL Student
Criscilla Crossland Go Go Dancer
Larke Hasstedt Go Go Dancer
Holly Fielding Autograph Student
Meredith Giangrande Glen's Party Girl
Kate French Glen's Party Girl
Christina Diaz S.H. Testimonial Student
Zoe Di Stefano S.H. Testimonial Student
David Carmon S.H. Testimonial Student
Armen Weitzman S.H. Testimonial Student
Christopher Khai S.H. Testimonial Student
Stephanie St. Hilaire S.H. Testimonial Student
Shameka Banks S.H. Testimonial Student
Nicholas Garren S.H. Testimonial Student
Louie Heredia S.H. Testimonial Student
Matthew St. Clair Fake ID Kid
Jamie Leffler Fake ID Kid
Nina Nam Fake ID Kid
Wendy Waller Fake ID Kid
Ronnie Lewis Fake ID Kid
Matthew Ching Fake ID Kid
Richard Brown Fake ID Kid
Miylika Davis Fake ID Kid
Laurie Meghan Phelps Fake ID Kid
Portis Hershey Fake ID Kid
Joseph Robinson A Ringer
Jaime Seibert A Ringer
Joseph Stiteler A Ringer
Greg Lutzka Pro Skater/BMX Rider
Chad Fernandez Pro Skater/BMX Rider
Richard Thorne Pro Skater/BMX Rider
Mathias Ringstrom Pro Skater/BMX Rider
Ben Snowden Pro Skater/BMX Rider
Mike Crum Pro Skater/BMX Rider
Kurtis Colamonico Pro Skater/BMX Rider
Jason Jones Pro Skater/BMX Rider

Technical Credits
Steve Pink Director
Adam Cooper Screenwriter
Michael Bostick Producer
Steve Cantamessa Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Collage Screenwriter
Dave Scott Choreography
Louis G. Friedman Executive Producer
John Halaby Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Hill Editor
Denise Hudson Art Director
Matt Kutcher Special Effects Supervisor
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Brian Lutz Executive Producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Amanda Morgan Palmer Associate Producer
Mike Perez Executive Producer
Mark Perez Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
David Schommer Score Composer
Tom Shadyac Producer
Rusty Smith Production Designer
Michael St. Hilaire Camera Operator
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen J. Ullman Camera Operator
Viva Wang Set Decoration/Design
Jonathan Watson Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Jason Wilson Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Accepted
1. Graduation (Main Titles) [4:21]
2. Admission Denied [5:41]
3. Act of Desperation [4:42]
4. On Campus [3:29]
5. Finding Faculty [4:15]
6. Meet the Dean [4:36]
7. Student Body [5:57]
8. Welcome to S.H.I.T. [5:37]
9. Forming a Plan [5:04]
10. Comprehensive Curriculum [5:21]
11. The Sister College [4:51]
12. Course Requirements [3:27]
13. Gone Too Far [4:39]
14. Putting in for a Transfer [4:37]
15. Allegiance in Question [:02]
16. Parents' Day [1:32]
17. Education Nearing [6:49]
18. Scholastic Value [5:44]
19. Disorientation [6:11]
20. End Titles [1:57]

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Accepted 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, the comedy follows an OLD formula but it still works. I laughed quite a few times during this movie and recommend it for anyone wanting to pass an evening with laughter and college nostalgia.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie said so many things I've been rambling about for over a decade. The American education system is absolutely …..not that great. College is a joke and the make believe college that Gaines creates appropriately abbreviated is really a decent movie. It does make you want to go out and do something you've been wanting to do for a while. Enter “Accepted,” directed by John Cusack pal Steve Pink and led by the likable Justin Long (the smart nerdy kid in “Galaxy Quest” and more recently featured in Apple computer ads), about a bunch of kids who don't get accepted to college and decide, as disclosed in the trailer, to fake a bogus one to get their parents off their backs. When they go a little too far with the website and other kids end up enrolling, the kids have a few problems to solve. Yes, the film does feel familiar in some spots there's a debt here owed, of all places, to “Revenge of the Nerds.” Those who are rejected by everyone else find a home with Bartleby and his cohorts, and of course the villains are steroid-enhanced conformist Master Race types who run a fraternity and seek to humiliate and bury the oddity for the – gasp – crime of being different. But that aside, “Accepted” has fun with the material, and even asks a few decent questions about the expectations on college kids and the course of higher education. Not that it's a brain teaser by any means, but Accepted isn't just another mindless teen comedy (or Owen Wilson vehicle). While not a great departure from its genre, it’s intelligent enough to be an enjoyable movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The storyline was very classic, but presented slightly differently in a very humorous way. I believe Lewis Black was a wonderful addition to this movie to make it even better.
Dunn1inc More than 1 year ago
I think most of the classes that you take in a traditional college are a joke. what's the point of prelim classes? either you know the material or not and if the professor isn't passionate about what they're teaching shouldn't that say something about them?? I wish college was really like this. you go to school & take the type of classes that you really want to learn in life. if it makes you a better person then why not? great movie. please pick it up.
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