DVD - Accepted

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Justin Long has been hovering on the edges of movies like The Break-Up and Dodgeball, providing little comic bursts that are often funnier than the rest of the movie. In Accepted, Long plays Bartleby Gaines, a fast-talking slacker who, when he gets rejected by every college he applied to, invents a phony college to get his parents off his back. Unfortunately, the website his best friend creates is too effective--hundreds of other rejects apply and are accepted. Instead of revealing the hoax, Gaines decides to forge ahead and let the students create their own curriculum, little suspecting that their school is obstructing the expansion plans of the nearby snobbish college. Accepted is much better than you might expect, given the low bar set by most campus comedies; it aims for, and sometimes achieves, the blend of slapstick and social satire that Animal House embodied. Long proves to be a charming leading man without losing his quirky comic sense and the supporting cast is consistently entertaining, particularly stand-up comedian Lewis Black, who delivers a variety of sardonic rants about society. Accepted's critique of conformism is glib--you wish they'd given it a little more bite--but it's still valid and a pleasant sliver of substance in an otherwise vapid genre. --Bret Fetzer

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Release Date (USA): 2006-11-14
Rating (USA): PG-13
Release Date (UK): -
Rating (UK) : NA
Director: Steve Pink
Producer: -
Studio: Universal Pictures
Writer/s: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Mark Perez

Cast

Justin Long Bartleby Gaines
Jonah Hill Sherman Schrader
Adam Herschman Glen
Blake Lively Monica
Columbus Short Hands
Maria Thayer Rory
Lewis Black Uncle Ben
Mark Derwin Jack Gaines
Kellan Lutz Dwayne
Ann Cusack Diane Gaines
Hannah Marks Lizzie Gaines
Robin Taylor Abernathy (A.D.D.) (as Robin Lord Taylor)
Diora Baird Kiki
Brendan Miller Wayne
Joe Hursley Maurice

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Although the film does manage to deliver some laughs,

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