"Old School" + "Revenge of The Nerds" = "Accepted." Pretty simple formula. Instead of a bunch of 30 somethings starting a fraternity, Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) -- rejected from every college he has applied to -- and a couple of his likewise rejected pals found a university. The bad guys, ironically, are frat guys. Guess who wins? Adam and Van Sam both admit to finding plenty to laugh at -- namely, just about every line spoken by comedy savant Jonah Hill as Bartleby's best friend Sherman. But apparently laughter alone isn't enough for some people.
Also on the show: Listener Feedback, and the penultimate film in Filmspotting's Screwball Comedies Marathon -- Preston Sturges' "The Lady Eve." "Eve" is another gracefully constructed movie with great dialogue and brilliant performances (particularly Barbara Stanwyck as con-artist Jean Harrington). Incidentally, both "Eve" and last week's Marathon entry, "Sullivan's Travels," were released in 1941. One of your co-hosts was so seduced by "Eve" that he is threatening to use his abundant spare time to start a Sturges fan site.
New music by Paul Burch courtesy of Bloodshot Records.
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