Comedies about college students had their best moment with the classic American Pie, which has become a cult film and is one of the favorites of the genre among young people. Its entertaining and daring plot made it a success, to this day the saga has nine films.
Following this style of films, in 2006 it was released Accepted by Steve Pink, a writer-director known for Hot Tub Time Machine. This youth comedy presents a novel plot that combines the best of American comedy, in turn, is a criticism of the educational system of the United States.
the plot of Accepted follows Bartlebey Gaines, a young man who has been rejected from every college he applied to. With an uncertain future and very demanding parents, Bartlebey has no better idea than to invent a university in which he was accepted. With his friends, they decide to fix an abandoned building and put it in optimal conditions so that it appears to be a university, in addition, they create a website and hire a person to pose as the dean. The plan was going as expected, but everything gets out of control when other people also show up at the fictional South Harmon University claiming that they were accepted.
The originality of the plot is the main attraction of this comedy, with a particular ingenuity it manages to denounce education while getting several laughs along the way. Accepted It is intended to make people laugh as well as reflect, since all the characters that are presented to us are discarded by the educational system for some reason or another. These displaced or “losers” do not conform to the expectations of American society. Most of the protagonists were rejected and are looking for a place where they can belong. The South Harmon Institute of Technology is a place for people who are different, with non-traditional tastes and vocations. This university begins as a farce, a lie to get out of trouble, but it soon becomes the hope of several people, including Bartlebey who is finding his vocation.
On the other hand, the comedy flows thanks to its main cast, which is led by Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Maria Thayer, Lewis Black Y Columbus Short. Accepted is a stereotype of comedy from the United States, but it does not have crude or inappropriate humor like that of American Pie. If he does have silly moments, however, they never fail to make him laugh.
For lovers of the genre Accepted meets all the requirements, on the other hand, the growth of the main character is consistent with the story we are told. Accompanied by his friends and others that he adds along the way, Bartlebey stops being a selfish and childish person, he slowly grows up and discovers a sense of belonging that he had never felt.
This movie starring Justin Long leaves a hopeful, somewhat cliché message that we should always be ourselves, even though we are different from most. It also makes it clear that even if there is a pre-established system, that does not mean that it is necessarily the correct one.
Accepted is available in Netflixis one of the funniest movies and an entertaining option to watch over the weekend.
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