Accepted
Don’t kid yourself son, this movie isn’t very good.

Theatrical Release Date: 08/18/2006
Director: Steve Pink
Cast: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Adam Herschman, Maria Thayer, Lewis Black

I had been unanxiously awaiting the arrival of “Accepted” into my mailbox. Heck, I almost forgot I wanted to see this at all.

Now I know that all of that time spent forgetting this movie was ever made was worth it.

In “Accepted”, Justin Long (Hollywood’s Go-To Sidekick) plays a high school graduate who was rejected by every college to which he applied.

Instead of sitting on his laurels, he decides to create his own college, fool his parents and rake in the tuition money. Of course, eventually someone finds out that the South Harmon Institute of Technology (Yes, they went for the S.H.I.T. joke) is fake and it’s up to Long and his buddies to legitimize their efforts.

This is far from an original concept and there really aren’t any new jokes to be had here. And although I’m a huge Lewis Black fan, I’d rather just watch his stand-up or a segment on “The Daily Show” rather than his turn as the fake Dean of S.H.I.T. (okay, so I went for the joke too).

While it doesn’t do anything particularly well, “Accepted” also doesn’t do anything particularly bad either. This is one of those middle-of-the-road movies that comes on at two in the afternoon and you’re too damn lazy to get up from the couch to grab the remote that’s on the coffee table to change the channel.

I suppose if you’re a dedicated Justin Long fan, you’d find more to like here. I’m doling out a 2 out of 5 and will just go re-watch “Revenge of the Nerds” the next time I need a college underdog film.