Accepted : Movie Review

In a movie that has few laugh-out-loud lines despite its animal-house ambiance, “Accepted” does have one prize-winner for both audience grins and prescience. Uncle Ben (Lewis Black), an eccentric with strong views who is acting as the dean of the new, phony South Harmon Institute of Technology, tells a group of students, “You’ve got four years of fun, and then you’re bleeped.” It’s a testament to callow youth that many cannot wait until they graduate and join the “real” world, when the out-of-town college experience is about as real as the kids will ever get. Like, what, accounting and law are real?

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Author : Harvey Karten