Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) is content to be a bright, talented, but unfocused Southern California surf slacker - until the day he discovers a novel by acclaimed author Martin Skinner. Inspired, he suddenly realises his life’s ambition: to leave behind mind-numbing Orange County and study creative writing with Skinner at Stanford University. But after being denied enrollment due to an admissions error, Shaun is forced to seek help not only from his girlfriend Ashley (Schuyler Fisk) but also his hopelessly dysfunctional parents (Catherine O’Hara & John Lithgow), stoner brother Lance (Jack Black), and a host of hilarious circumstances to make his dream of escaping his hometown nightmare a reality.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

46% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Smarter than the average teen movie, but a little on the unmemorable side.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Stupid movie pushes boundaries of PG-13.

Information

Studio
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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