Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Accepted - quick review

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Accepted - quick review

Old 08-19-06, 08:28 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Duluth, GA, USA
Posts: 37,782
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Accepted - quick review

I had a good time with this movie. It harkened back to the good times I had with the late 70's, early 80's teen/college flicks like Revenge of the Nerds, One Crazy Summer, Better Off Dead. The comedic timing from the editing and direction was spot-on, with the cast delivering some good laughs from the material. Justin Long pretty much carried the film, but he had a good supporting cast of characters too.

Sure, you have to roll with the premise of Bartleby Gaines creating a fake college to fool his parents after not getting into any of the colleges he applied for, compound his situation with other high school graduates facing the same situation, and you get a wild and zany "college" for the wholly unaccepted who find a home for their own brand of uniqueness and interests. Obviously the concept is about the "out of the box" educational process of higher learning going toe-to-toe with the more conventional, traditional college experience. The film ends on one of the better endings in recent memory for me. Classic!

The target demographic (teens to early 30's) should get plenty of laughs from this movie.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.

Last edited by Patman; 08-19-06 at 08:31 PM.
Old 08-20-06, 08:50 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,876
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Your review is good and seems to echo what the DVD Talk review says as well. I'm looking forward to seeing this. I didn't know this had opened this weekend either.
Old 08-21-06, 10:48 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The film's promotion company sent me some passes to hand out. After getting a string of crap ones (When a Stranger Calls, RV and Little Man), I finally got one I wanted to see.

I agree with several of the reviews that I have read that said it could have been better if they went for the R rating. That being said, I still found it enjoyable. Lewis Black, whose strength lies in delivery rather than writing material, is great in this film.

Overall, I'd say Accepted is worth the price of a matinee show. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much if I had spent $10+ to see it, and I don't think it has much in the way of replay value.
Old 08-21-06, 12:56 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: maryland
Posts: 1,859
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MovieExchange
The film's promotion company sent me some passes to hand out. After getting a string of crap ones (When a Stranger Calls, RV and Little Man), I finally got one I wanted to see.

I agree with several of the reviews that I have read that said it could have been better if they went for the R rating. That being said, I still found it enjoyable. Lewis Black, whose strength lies in delivery rather than writing material, is great in this film.

Overall, I'd say Accepted is worth the price of a matinee show. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much if I had spent $10+ to see it, and I don't think it has much in the way of replay value.
i agree with movieexchange. it was enjoyable for the matinee price.
Old 08-21-06, 01:56 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles , California
Posts: 3,596
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by dpz301
i agree with movieexchange. it was enjoyable for the matinee price.

Same here. We went to a matinee and the crowd was enjoying it. And what's up with Jonah's weiner, they never mentioned it.


I had a little laugh, because there was a character named ' Rory ' and she didn't get into Yale. Was that supposed to be an inside joke ?
Old 08-22-06, 02:30 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I saw this yesterday. It had it's moments, but it could've been a lot better. I won't say that it would've been a better film if it was R, but Camp Nowhere took pretty much the premise and made a better film with the PG rating. Camp Nowhere simply just had a lot more fun and creativity.

I think one of the film's major weaknesses is that a lot of the characters are simply unlikeable.
Old 08-22-06, 04:33 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Duluth, GA, USA
Posts: 37,782
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Why did Blake Lively feel the need to get fake boobies, I thought she was pretty fine as-is in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants".

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.