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Justin Long and Jonah Hill

Rated: PG-13  for language, sexual material and drug content
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: August 11, 2006 Released by: Universal Studios, Inc.

A high school senior goof-off comes up with an idea I'm sure every teenager wishes they had, when he invents a college that will accept him in this silly and sometimes cuddly comedy.

Bartleby (Justin Long), nicknamed "B" by his friends, has been turned down by every college he applied to. Not wanting to dissappoint his parents, he, along with the help of his friends, make up a name, find an abandoned building that was once the home of a psychiatric hospital and before we know it, he's got a college.

The only problem "B" has is that hundreds of fellow misfits show up to attend the phony Ohio college after seeing its great web page that his friend (Jonah Hill) created.

What would a fake school be without fake classes, and with names like "Doing Nothing" and "Walking Around and Thinking About Stuff," every so-called student believes they have found their dream school.

Like Old School and Animal House before there are the stereotypical nerds, jocks, sexy blondes and pompous deans who are sometimes funny.

Long is a likable young actor, and seems to have a promising future. First-time director Steve Pink (writer of Grosse Point Blank) delivers a teen comedy with a clever premise and plenty of heart.

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