Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit.Written by
When Don Durkett moves to get close to Shaun while Shaun is seated on the couch, Ashley is on Shaun's right. When the shot switches to show the shot over Shaun's shoulder, Ashley is on his left. The next shot, she's back on his right. See more »
Starring: Colin Hanks, Schuyler Fisk, Jack Black, and Catherine O' Hara.
A smart teenager's transcript is switched with the wrong guy, and when it's sent to Stanford, guess who gets accepted. That's right, the guy who didn't even apply there. The over-achieving genius and his drug-addicted brother travel to Stanford to get things straight and get him into college.
Jack Black and Colin Hanks do the best they can to make this blue comedy funny. When I say it's blue in comedy, I mean it lacks it. The movie has a funny plot and funny cameos, but it isn't funny enough to give the film three stars.
It's close, but not quite.
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