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[mov] Accepted (2006)

Accepted (2006)

Genre : Comedy
Rating : 4/5
Verdict : Funny and give you something to think about education
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Would you like to take class “Do Nothing 101”, “Slacking 202”, or “The Art of Sleeping”? You can if you start your own university.

That’s what Bartleby does when all of his applications are rejected to avoid dissapointing his parents. With some friends he makes a university called S.H.I.T (South Harmon Institute of Technology). But surprisingly, many people are applying. So the lie goes deeper and deeper.

This movie is like American Pie. Both show you that motive is more important than action. You can start things with simple motive (“getting laid” in American Pie, and “start your own school” in Accepted), but along the way when you develop your motive, you will be transcended into new height of maturity.

In this movie Bartleby and his friends develop their motive from “faking their parents” into starting to believe that there’s something they can do to their ‘students’, people who are being rejected in universities and considered ‘losers’.

Here’s what he said in the last part of the movie (edited) :

“You guys have already made up your minds. I’m an expert in rejection, and I can see it on your faces. And it’s too bad that you judge us by the way we look and not by who we are. Just because you want us to be more like them when the truth is we’re not like them. And I am damn proud of that fact. I mean, Harmon College and their – and their 100 years of tradition. But tradition of what? Of hazing kids and humiliating anyone who’s a bit different? Of putting so much pressure on kids they turn into these – these stress freaks and caffeine addicts.”

“Why can’t we both exist? Huh? You can have your grades, and your rules and your structure and your ivory towers, and then we’ll do things our way. Why do we have to conform to what you want?”

“You’re a criminal. ‘Cause you rob these kids of their creativity and their passion. That’s the real crime! Well, what about you parents? Did -did the system really work out for you? Did it teach you to follow your heart, or to just play it safe, roll over?”

“Was that your dream? Or maybe no, maybe you wanted to be a poet. Maybe you wanted to be a magician or an artist. Maybe you just wanted to travel the world. Look, I – I – I – I lied to you. I lied to all of you, and I’m sorry. But out of that desperation, something happened that was so amazing. Life was full of possibilities. A – and isn’t that what you ultimately want for us? As parents, I mean, is – is that, is possibilities.”

“Well, we came here today to ask for your approval, and something just occurred to me. I don’t give a shit. Who cares about your approval? We don’t need your approval to tell us that what we did was real. ‘Cause there are so few truths in this world, that when you see one, you just know it. And I know that it is a truth that real learning took place at South Harmon. Whether you like it or not, it did. ‘Cause you don’t need teachers or classrooms or – or fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with a desire to better themselves, and we got that by the shit at South Harmon. So you can go ahead, sign your forms, reject us and shoot us down, and do whatever you gotta do. It doesn’t really matter at this point. Because we’ll never stop learning, and we’ll never stop growing, and we’ll never forget the ideals what were instilled in us at our place. ‘Cause we are SHIT heads now, and we’ll be SHIT heads forever and nothing you say can do or stamp can take that away from us! So go! “


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