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Accepted - Justin Long, Blake Lively, Mark Derwin, Columbus Short, Steve Pink

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Movie propaganda

High school senior Bartleby "B" Gaines (Justin Long) is on his way to scoring eight-out-of-eight rejection letters from universities - which isn't going to go over big with Mum and Dad. At least he's not alone in the exclusion. Several of his crew of outcast friends are in the same, university-less boat. So... how does a guy facing a bleak career please his parents and get noticed by dream girl Monica (Blake Lively)? Simple. Open his own university.

B and his band of misfit freshmen take "liberal" arts literally when they fool their parents and peers and create the esteemed South Harmon Institute of Technology. They clean up an abandoned psychiatric facility, employ a buddy's brilliant-but-subversive uncle (Lewis Black) as the dean and create a fake web site as their campus calling card. Bam! South Harmon, the alternative school of higher learning, is born.

Just as they are settling in, B and company realize they've done their jobs too well. Dozens of other university rejects show up for classes at this less-than-lofty institute. Under the scornful eyes of the privileged students from the neighbouring university, B and his friends forge ahead with maintaining a fake, functioning university. Their efforts to explore alternative education result in a battle between the South Harmon co-eds and the "sister" school snobs. With his future in the balance, it's going to take more than just sleight of hand to keep B out of jail as he strives to get the girl, impress his parents and just become... accepted.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy teen geek university college freshman snobbery class institute of technology

Persons of interest

  • Justin Long .... Bartleby "B" Gaines
  • Blake Lively .... Monica
  • Mark Derwin .... Jack Gaines
  • Columbus Short .... Hands
  • Jonah Hill .... Sherman
  • Maria Thayer .... Rory
  • Diora Baird .... Kiki
  • Artie Baxter .... Mike Chambers
  • Lewis Black .... Uncle Ben
  • Ann Cusack .... Diane
  • Kaitlin Doubleday .... Gwen
  • Jay Harik .... Mr Harkin
  • Anthony Heald .... Dean Richard Van Horne
  • Sam Horrigan .... Mike Walsh
  • Carla Jimenez .... Karla
  • Kellan Lutz .... Dwayne
  • Hannah Marks .... Lizzie Gaines
  • Brendan Miller .... Wayne
  • Jake Newton .... Cornell
  • Ross Patterson .... Mike McNaughton
  • Skyler Stone .... Bobby
  • Robin Taylor .... Abernathy
  • Travis Van Winkle .... Hoyt
  • Bill Collage .... Screenwriter
  • Adam Cooper .... Screenwriter
  • Mark Perez .... Screenwriter
  • Steve Pink .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

It's funny, a lot funnier than you'd think. See also Old school.

Security censorship classification

M (Moderate coarse language, moderate sexual references)

Surveillance time

93 minutes (1:33 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2007

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