Accepted | 2006

Directed by: Steve Pink

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Main Plot

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.


  • Justin Long's character, Bartleby, creates a fictional college to avoid disappointing his parents, but it spirals into a real institution.
  • Jonah Hill's character in "Accepted" is a supportive friend who helps create a fake college to fool their parents.
  • Blake Lively's character, Monica, plays a love interest and supportive friend to the main character in the film Accepted.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "Accepted," Bartleby and his friends create a successful, alternative college called South Harmon Institute of Technology (S.H.I.T). They manage to convince their parents and the community that the college is legitimate, leading to its official recognition. Bartleby reconciles with his father, who apologizes for pressuring him. The film concludes with the students celebrating their newfound freedom and success at S.H.I.T, symbolizing their triumph over societal expectations and the importance of following one's passion.

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