Monday, September 04, 2006

"Accepted", the movie

Warning -- partial spoiler alert --- if you care :).

I'm sure y'all have caught drift of the premise of the movie "Accepted" --- a few high schoolers who didn't get into college made-up a college as a way to scam their parents. Something goes wrong and suddenly they have an entire cohort of mis-fit students.... so, the main character (played by the Apple guy in the Apple vs. PC TV commercials) comes up with the 'let the students build their own curriculum' theme -- which works rather well until they guy who played Goober on some 90s TV show about a high school plays the villian and threatens it all... I won't spoil the ending for you... just in case you want to see the movie.

All in all, it wasn't a bad distraction after dropping hubby at the airport. It was funny in just the right ways, especially since I teach at an open-enrollment institution... i.e. the place where they come when they can't get in other places ... I understand the message society sends to HS grads, 'if you don't go to college, your life will be ruined'... and for a while the movie was getting into that message and social critique rather well.. and then it turned into a celebration of T and A, and alcohol... but, it had some potential.

Go to the early show, get it on on-demand for cheap or rent it when it comes out -- it is good enough to spend $4.00 on, but if you are looking for something deeper or really funny, keep looking.

1 comment:

T-Mac said...

Good call, I think I'll check out an early show. :-)