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Accepted DVD Review

Justin Long and Blake Lively star in the new comedy, Accepted.
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The last years of high school are just the end of the beginning - getting you ready for your big arrival to college or university. But, for Bartleby Gaines and his group of misfortunate friends, graduation day could just be the beginning of their fast food careers. So what will a bunch of desperate high school graduates do to save themselves from a "Fries with that?" fate? Find out with Kidzworld's review of Accepted!

Accepted - The Road to Higher Learning

Bartleby Gaines is a smooth talker - he can pretty much get out of any sticky situation he finds himself in. But when he realizes that he hasn't been accepted to any colleges he's applied to, Bartleby (AKA B) has to figure out how he can pull the wool over his parents' eyes this time. In a moment of genius (or craziness), B decides to create a fake college, fabricate an acceptance letter and get his good pal Sherman Schrader to design a "realistic" website!

Accepted - South Harmon Institute of Technology

Before he can say "honor roll", B's got the ball rolling on his new project. He and his fellow miscreants find an abandoned mental hospital that they lease out and spend the summer cleaning, painting and renovating to look like a proper school. On the first day of classes, B arrives with his doting parents to start his time at college. He figures he's in the clear as the 'rents pull away - but he never expects what happens next. Students by the hundreds show up with tuition in hand at the new school they've all been accepted to. Turns out that website was more realistic than B ever wanted it to be!

Accepted - Thinking Outside the Box

Instead of claiming defeat, B decides to make a go of his fake post-secondary institute. He takes the money from all his "students" and lets them choose what they want to learn - whether it's yoga or meeting babes, everyone gets a say in what classes they attend. But, when word starts to get out about this new school, it only means trouble for B. While the outcome of the movie is pretty predictable, Accepted still provides a few laughs.

Accepted - DVD Features

What this movie lacks in plot, it makes up for in special features. Hear commentary from the director and several of the movie's stars, watch featurettes about how the movie was made, check out deleted scenes, gag reels and even take a virtual tour of the South Harmon campus!

Accepted - Bottom Line
Accepted is a flick with very few twists and turns to keep you guessing, but Justin Long does throw out some witty lines here and there that are definitely giggle-worthy. Blake Lively is also back on the big screen in Accepted and gets a lot more face time than in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. If you're looking for something funny to check out with your pals on a rainy Sunday afternoon, Accepted will do - but go ahead and rent it instead of buying your own copy.

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