Accepted () - Justin Long as Bartleby Gaines - IMDb
Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) is a Ferris Bueller photocopy whose scams To reverse his parents' disappointment, Bartleby and his misfit pals. Justin Jacob Long (born June 2, ) is an American actor, comedian and humorist known for Long has also dated Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry. Long endorsed , Accepted, Bartleby "B" Gaines. , Idiocracy, Dr. Lexus. With Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman. After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious.
Your curriculum is a joke, and you, sir, are a criminal. 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? What about you guys?
Accepted | Film Review | Slant Magazine
Did you always want to be school administrators? Alexander, 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 lied to you. I lied to all of you, and I'm sorry. Dad, especially to you. But out of that desperation, something happened that was so amazing. Life was full of possibilities, and isn't that what you ultimately want for us?
Accepted () - IMDb
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. And I know that it is a truth that real learning took place at South Harmon. Whether you like it or not, it did.
He showed us that in Live Free or Die Hard and he shows it again here. Despite the massive implausibilities in virtually every single frame of this film, Long carries us with him to a degree. We like this kid. Not enough to be bowled over by his idiotic movie, but enough to at least play along for a little while. While Animal House has the benefits of a stellar cast and an outstandingly funny script, Accepted unfortunately only has the mild mannered charisma of Justin Long.
He is a likeable protagonist and does do a nice job handling the role of both instigator and lesson-learner with a cute little gleam in his eye and an earnest approach to his requisite moral epiphany. He has just enough decent caliber witty one-liners that he delivers with spot-on timing and a sassy, sarcastic deadpan to keep at least some of us from turning off the TV in disgust.
So really, Accepted is a stupid movie with an implausible premise and only a single decent performance in its favor. The script is filled with mediocre jokes and almost entirely shallow and unmemorable characters.
The acting by everyone but Long is by the book and uninspired and most of the morals, pitfalls and other plot points have been filmed a hundred times over in better movies. Even the sets look fake and crappy.