Accepted (Widescreen Edition)
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Sure, the plot is improbable--as one TV reviewer said, "Haven't they ever heard of community college?" But if you look past the silly plot and over-the-top episodes, there's a real message hear about academic freedom, creativity, and appeal to students. In my years at CUNY and even at Pace University, I was never subject to the extreme whitebread culture of Harmon College, and I'm not sure I want to be.Read more ›
Heavily laden with enough social commentary that through the humor, you won't be able to ignore it or tune it out, and you might be made to feel uncomfortable if you're the person that sold out, or drifted through the hell that Bartleby Gaines is trying to save you from. It's not Lenny Bruce or Noam Chomsky, but you can definitely sense it bubbling below the surface.
So, what happened to all the young teens from days-gone-by who grew up in the newly constructed suburbs and identified with movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pump up the Volume and Better Off Dead? I can tell you. They all ended up selling out and moving into newly constructed tract homes, deep in the nether regions of the ever increasing perimeter of modern suburbia or rather, Urban Blight.Read more ›
This movie is funny and full of entertaining moments. As Bartleby is quick to point out, plenty of well-known people didn't go to college (Pocahontas, Corey Feldman, and Corey Haim to name a few). It's nice to see a movie that doesn't glorify the fun you'll have in those years and instead shows an honest depiction of the stress, lack of sleep, and workaholism that come with your first year of college. If you like movies like Old School and PCU, then you'll surely like this one.
I'm giving Accepted 3 out of 5 stars for 'OK' because it is, but just 'OK'. The idea that outcasts can find a special place where their uniqueness is celebrated, and where they can learn from each other, is great. That's the message that I got from the film, and I like it.
What I didn't like was the film dragged along, with only a few laughs. We expected adolescent humor - in fact we were counting on it, but instead we found ourselves either bored or thinking it was just not worth continuing to watch this movie. We did finish the movie, but it was purely in the hope that we'd find some reason to like it. That never happened.
I know that sometimes I read reviews (particularly bad ones of items I liked...) and think that the reviewer must not like anything. In hopes of helping other viewers to decide whether this film which was not for me, is for them, I'm going to share what comedic movies of the same ilk I like. Here's a few: Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura, Easy A, 21 Jump Street, Zohan, Revenge of the Nerds, Freaky Friday (original and newer versions), Back To School and Pretty In Pink.
A lot of reviewers really liked this movie. I keep asking myself 'Did I miss something?', and as hard as I try, all I keep coming up with is 'Yes, renting a good movie.'
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This is one of Justin Long's amazing performances. It's funny, witty, and heartfelt.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
LOVE this movie. A must watch for everyone that like a good time movie.Published 28 days ago by Dave N.
I love that we got this movie. It's one of our favorite movies. It's a little foul but it's also inspiring for those that can't stand our current education system and culture.Published 1 month ago by Romero