MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2

Cast: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman, Maria Thayer, Anthony Heald, Columbus Short and Lewis Black. Written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Mark Perez. Directed by Steve Pink. Unable to get into college, Bartleby "B" Gaines (Justin Long) cons several other entrance rejects into forming their own university. Its Ferris Bueller Goes to College.

The 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 revolutionary uncle (Lewis Black) as the dean and create a fake web site as their campus calling card. With that, South Harmon, the alternative school of higher learning, is born.

A fun character, Justin Longs Bartleby is astute, yet subversive, like Groucho Marx. Though he struggles with klutziness ala Jerry Lewis, he still bests the grownups with all the cocky aplomb of Ferris B. I kept thinking, this kid cant get into college? He should own a college!

Accepted is produced by Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor) and Michael Bostick (Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar) and is directed by Steve Pink (writer of High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank). Those are pretty good credentials for this type of set-up. And sure enough, it becomes clear quickly that this is not a dumb teen movie. Its funny and smart. But beware be very aware; it is bawdy and less than spiritually adherent. Please read the content.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: Most of the crudity has to do with the observation of the opposite sex. Glad to say there are no flatulence jokes. But some of the dialogue and several gags are downright lewd.

Obscene Language: The s-word could be considered a costar for it appears as frequently as the male lead. Said at least 30 times, the universitys initials even spell it out. 1 F-word, a few minor expletives and ass--- is heard 3 or 4 times.

Profanity: 1GD. Producer Tom Shadyac professes to be a Christian Tom, you couldnt keep Gods name followed by a curse out of your film? Shame on you. It will hurt you at the box office because Christians wont attend if they know its in there. Wait a minute. Yes, they will. Shame on us.

Violence: Slapstick pratfalls and a couple of explosions, but no one is injured.

Sex: There is much sensuality, with cute coeds constantly clad in cleavage-conveying clothing.

Nudity: None, though in a few scenes, the camera finds several bikini-adorned beauties and makes sure you see them, as well.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: There is a great deal of bawdy humor based on sexuality, including some references to masturbation.

Drugs: A mother drinks to excess; this is played for laughs. It is implied that the college parties are alcohol injected. There are drug references and teen drinking

Other: The lead is seen making fake IDs and he lies to everyone in order to achieve his goal.

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Young Adults

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