A to Z Movies: Accepted

02 Sep


Year Released/Rating: 2006 PG-13

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Lewis Black,

Directed By: Steve Pink

Written By: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez

Star Rating:  4 /5 stars

Trivia: Lewis Black’s character says the word “fuck” twice, but one was literally bleeped out in order to make the movie PG-13.

We decided to continue our hilarious comedy streak with Accepted.  Well actually, J wanted either Alien or Accepted to which I insisted on Accepted.  Really wasn’t in the mood for the awesome, but slow moving Alien.  I just love the witty back and forth dialogue.  That’s what really gets me in comedies.  I want a bit of Grouch Marx in there.  I want lines you have to rewind to listen to again because they are just way too hilarious.  And this movie definitely delivers it.  The only reason I knocked off a star: it gets a little too feel-good towards the end.  I mean, come on, the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington speech at the end makes me seriously roll my eyes.  But other than that, I adore this move.  And the soundtrack is freaking awesome.  Ramones the Pixies!

Best Bits:

Sherman Schrader: Yeah, cool guys. Let’s start this fake college, and then we’ll go start a meth lab somewhere. Come on, it’s a gateway crime. That’s how these things start.
Bartleby Gaines: Listen guys, there are plenty of successful people who didn’t go to college. Albert Einstein. You know? Pocahontas never went to college. Corey Feldman and Corey Haim; they had a great run. Both Lewis and Clark. Suzanne Somers. Bono.
Sherman Schrader: Who was that?
Bartleby Gaines: Oh, that’s our mascot
Sherman Schrader: A sandwich? You’re the SHIT Sandwiches?
Bartleby Gaines: Hey Shrad, do you know any places up near Harmon we can rent?
Sherman Schrader: Oh, yeah I do, actually. I carry around a list with me at all times of abandoned buildings for fake colleges.
Sherman Schrader: I don’t want to be here alone when the walls start to bleed!
Sherman Schrader: It was your idea to put “acceptance is just one click away”
Bartleby Gaines: Yeah, you put it as “one click away”! You don’t make it… clickable!

Bartleby Gaines: Schrader, what about you? What do you want to learn?
Sherman Schrader: Well, B, I’m glad you asked actually, ’cause since we’re going to prison, I’m gonna learn how to carve a shank out of my toothbrush.

Abernathy: Hi there! What’s your name? My name’s Abernathy Darwin Dunlap but you can call me A.D.D. on the account of the fact that I have A.D.D., which is attention deficit disorder. You know – everyone used to think it was just an addiction to sugar when I was 6 and my mom used to cry because she thought I would never be like a fully functioning member of society like my neighbor who has Legionnaires’ disease.

Bartleby Gaines: [waving and fake smiling at girls leaving in their yellow buggy] Hey! I hate my life. I’m a huge tool. Have fun being hot.

P.S. The best scene in the movie has to be the end shot of the car blowing up.  The looks on their faces are brilliant!

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