Overall Rank: 9231
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 92
Theatrical Release Date: 01/11/2002
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jake Kasdan
Actors: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Bret Harrison, Kyle Howard, Catherine O'Hara
Plot: When his guidance counselor ruins his chances to get into Stanford, aspiring writer Shaun Brumder must turn to his dysfunctional family and supportive girlfriend for help. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/21/2011
An above average comedy, saved mainly by the team of the believable Colin Hanks and Jack Black at his least annoying. Some very funny scenes, and the movie plays to the common fears of growing up and figuring out one's future.
Snoogans - wrote on 10/10/2008
Funny movie, with a relatable main character.
Velma J - wrote on 04/16/2008
Orange County is a simple story of young man who tries and tries to get to a certain college where his favorite writer (and hero) teaches at. It has a good story, simple, but good. Its got some very Jack Black-humor in it as well. It's a funny movie, with some good characters. Not great, but good.
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TheWolf - wrote on 07/27/2007
Shaun Brumder (portrayed by Colin Hanks, the son of Tom Hanks) is a high honors student who is desperately hoping to get into Stanford University. The movie opens with Shaun talking about his life before becoming a good student, he was an average kid that loved to surf, and hang out with his friends. One day he comes across a book in the sand of the beach, that is written by a teacher at Stanford named Marcus Skinner (played by Kevin Klein). Shaun is so infatuated with the book that he decides that he would like to become a writer, so he spends all of his time writing.
When the guidance counselor makes a mistake and sends his application in with the wrong transcript (one of a stoner that applied to Stanford as a joke) and obviously fails to get accepted (and the stoner gets in).
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