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I'm still laughing...
on August 14, 2016
(beware - minor spoilers coming up)
OMG... what a great movie!!! We laughed so much that our neighbors thought our family ha'd (finally) gone over the edge. Stellar performances from big name actors, all of whom worked so well together to turn in a timeless work of cinematic art and entertainment. This is a movie for every family member, friend, acquaintance, guidance counsellor, teacher or professor (heck, invite in a few strangers, the more the merrier) who ever wanted to, or knew someone who just wanted to leave home for a chance at a great education (Stanford in this case), could relate to.
Everyone in the film from the scene stealing nappy haired schizophrenic stray dog, to the idiot English teacher who thinks the movies Chocolat and the Talented Mr Ripley were based on actual Shakespeare plays, to the dotty guidance counsellor who denies sending in the wrong transcripts are equally relatable and intolerable at the same time. This film is funny, silly, sweet, charming, timeless, agonizing, wonderfully paced and always in top gear. When this movie is over you just might hear the collective consciousness of viewers everywhere yell "NOOOOOOOOO! WE NEED MORE!! ENCORE!! ENCORE!!".
Take a chance on this already cult classic - you can thank me as soon as the laughter dies down!!!