• Accepted (2006)


Release Date: August 18th, 2006

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

After receiving his latest college rejection letter, senior Bartleby Gaines devises a novel way to fool everyone into thinking he is college-bound: Open his own university. Bartleby and his similarly stymied friends take over an abandoned building, create a fake Web site, hire a friend's uncle to pose as the dean, and -- presto -- a school is born. However, they do their jobs too well, and soon many other rejects try to gain admittance to the nonexistent South Harmon Institute of Technology.

Cast: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Maria Thayer, Lewis Black, Adam Herschman, Anthony Heald, Columbus Short

Director: Steve Pink

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Shady Acres Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Love interest, Father, Deception, Rise, Emotional, Underdog, Quest, 2000s, Best friend, Family, Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    After a very funny start, there just isn't enough content to fill the feature-length curriculum. show more

  • 75
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    If you can lighten up for an hour and a half, the film delivers one good laugh after another. show more

  • 30
    Wall Street Journal

    Go right ahead and skip this one at the Cineplex. You've got my word: It won't be on the final.

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