Accepted is a highly flimsy, but enjoyable comedy about a high school loser, who creates a fake college in order to impress his parents, after being denied admittance to every school he's applied to. The problem: word gets out about "South Harmon Institute for Technology" and the characters are forced to educate a large group of misfits, who were also rejected, in order to keep the ruse alive. The film stars Justin Long as Bartleby Gaines, a prankster genius who has to commit to the ultimate lie, and Long completely owns this movie with perfect comedic timing and great energy. The supporting cast features Blake Lively, Lewis Black, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer, and an almost unrecognizable Jonah Hill, who nearly steals the show with his hilarious, and clearly improvised lines. The cast is for sure the strong-point here, as the premise is paper-thin and the con would never last longer than a day considering they're even sharing most of the name with a neighbouring school. Some of the comedy also suffers from feeling dated, with the cast mostly improvising their lines and that style of comedy doesn't always land as well as it should. Still, this is a highly amusing, bubblegum comedy that features a talented young cast and a really funny premise that will work if you turn your brain off!