Do you have any high school seniors living in your Weston real estate? If so, there are a couple movies that may be worth watching before the kids head off to college.
In 2006’s Accepted, Justin Long is Bartleby Gaines, a graduating senior in high school who received a total of eight rejection letters from different colleges. His big essay on what he wants to do with the rest of his life was entitled “I Don’t Have a Clue.” The kid’s parents are ready to disown him and his little sister, Lizzy, is proud to taunt the academic failure. As a result, Bartleby and his slack friends concoct a plan to fool their folks. They design letters and post a website to fool their parents into thinking they’ve been accepted at a university they made up, the South Harmon Institute of Technology. The crew even rents an abandoned mental hospital and dress it up. However, the website attracts hundreds of paying students, as acceptance was only a click away.
Accepted is far from original, as every piece of the plot is more than predictable. However, the film is filled with plenty of one-liners and surprisingly sharp moments, like Bartleby’s best friend Sherman’s dialogue. But most of the jokes are hidden in the background of the corny clichés and scenes. Teenagers in homes for sale in Weston agree that it is a deeply simplistic movie, which suspends reality for the sake of cheap laughs.
On the other hand, Superbad is much funnier. Released the following year, the plot revolves around a couple of socially inept friends. Michael Cera is Evan, a nerdy senior with two months left of high school, and Jonah Hill portrays Seth, the over-weight potty-mouth. After boasting about fake IDs, the boys get invited to a fiesta by a couple of popular girls, Jules and Becca. Destined to hook up with ladies on the panic-driven night, the pair embarks on an evening of alcohol, fist-fights, cops and vehicular assault.
A third character, Fogell, is a nerd who just got a hold of a fake ID. It states he’s a 25-year-old from Hawaii named simply McLovin. The trio then ventures to score booze before appearing at the girls’ party. Upon trying to buy booze, Fogell gets punched by a convict holding up the store. After being questioned by the two police officers, he befriends them. The kid ends up parading around town most of the night in the back of the cruiser, having the time of his life. Meanwhile, Evan and Seth end up in several adventurous journeys trying to buy drinks for the get-together. Eventually, they all get to the house to have the time of their lives.
There’s a happy ending with everything returning to normal. Except the boys now have popular and attractive females to spend their time with. The fellas possess a new-found respect for their friendship, despite departing on their separate ways, with beautiful women at each of their sides.
Weston luxury homeowners can suspend reality and chuckle for a couple of hours during Accepted and Superbad.
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