Yeaaah so this movie IS ancient, and I hadn’t seen it til some time around a week and a half ago. What can I say, I’m not that big on watching movies. I’m usually out of it, and out of watching them. Oh well.
But I love this movie. It’s hilarious, random, awesome, and all tied together. Inspiring and oddly comforting. After living my entire life having been stared at like a retard for not knowing the answer to “What do you want to do when you grow up?” or even what I want to do with my life, it’s great to think that there is at least ONE country doesn’t require you to have you’re entire future planned out or even a clue as to what to do with your time, let alone the remainder of your life. This movie’s brilliant, and it’s just an amazing look into the whole pressure of applying and getting into colleges and uni that has yet to come for me….but is just around the corner *gulp* Although this particular movie kind of skips that terrible step in the process of growing up.
Buuut forget that serious stuff, look forward to laughing at the funny and brilliant classes and courses offered by the South Hamron Institute of Technology. Yup, that is SHIT.
And while at it, might as well check out their rugby team, The SHIThead Sandwiches, and the mascot that goes along with it all.
My favourite character is the kid with ADHD as far as I can recall. The dude always dressed in a suit, all hyper and acting like a mental patient. That’s the one.
This movie makes it into my TimelessMovies list. And there aren’t that many movies there. There’s just one other since I’ve been compiling an ACTUAL list. It’s got Night at the Museum of course, but that’s all for now. I haven’t exactly added Animated Films to this list just because I’m going to dedicate them a whole other list. I know THAT one’s going to be veryyyyy long and consisting of a looooot of Disney…and Pixar, cuz Cars, and Toy Story, duh. Oh, and some Dream Works too. Who could forget stuff like Shrek.
Woah, woah, I’m going off track here. But what else is new…
So right, what’s this movie about? Well…
THere’s this boy, Something that starts with a B Gaines, and he doesn’t get into ANY of the unis he applies to. None what so ever. Not even his safe school. Or the safe safe school…His parents make it a big deal, how you need to go to university for, well, a life worth living. A marriage, a family, a house, a job, it’s all tied to higher education according to his parents. (I’m not disagreeing or agreeing. Hush hush.) In the end, with all the pressure, and his parents regarding him as a failure, he decides, simply, to reject rejection. In an angry rage, he scans a rejection letter from Hamron University, and forges an acceptance letter from the South Hamron Institute of Technology. He changes the logo from a red shield and a caps H to a blue one. And viola, he’s good to mail it off to his parents! In a drastic turn of events, he ends up getting even a campus for this SHIT uni. All to pull off the fraud. And that’s when some real SHIT goes down…since students actually show up at this supposed institute! (The reasoning they show up is muuuch more legit than how random it sounds in this description…but I’m trying to be vague so as not to steal details from the actual movie, and hence create a summary full of loads of spoilers.) So what now, Gaines? You’ve got a university full of students willing to learn, willing to pay their tuition fees, and yet it’s not a real university. So what happens now, once you’ve been -accepted- ?