Shaun Brumder is from Orange County, and dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer, and to get away from his dysfunctional family household.
Except he runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his guidance counsellor 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....
This was another case of bad advertising here in the UK. When it was first released, it was heralded as a stoner movie, with Black being the focus of the whole movie.
Eleven years down the line, I decided to give it a chance, and while its nothing special, just another caper about some wrong papers being sent, and one mans journey for his dream, it's the wealth of support that the film has.
Not to mention that the film has so many prolific actors in it, probably because the director is Lawrence Kasdan. It isn't a bad thing, but its a case of not what you know, but who you know.
So all in all, it's pretty generic stuff, but not including credits, the film last for just over 72 minutes, so it comes and goes swiftly.