Monday, February 21, 2011


Accepted-2006, starring Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Lewis Black, the dad from The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and David Daskal.

He says-  A group of teenagers who've been rejected by various colleges start their own in an abandoned mental institution.  Premise is so far-fetched that it keeps you watching just to find out how it's going to resolve itself.  Its message that a college education kills the creative genius that teenagers would otherwise cultivate on their own is hard to swallow after seeing the "self-made students" do nothing but drink and party.  Soundtrack is full of cover songs paying homage to other, better teen-revolution movies.  2 stars.

I say-  This movie was one of the most predictable I have EVER seen.  You know the lines before they're said, and everyone acts so incredibly unrealistically that it plays out like a Nickelodeon sketch comedy from the early 90's.  1 star.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yeah, I remember this movie now. I read the description of it and TiVo'd it thinking that it sounded like a cute idea for a movie, and I did finish it, but it was sadly lacking.