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Stealing Harvard

Stealing Harvard
Stealing Harvard
Stealing Harvard
  • PG-13
  • 1h 25m
  • 2002
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John (Jason Lee) leads a simple and happy life. He has a beautiful fiancée and an assistant manager position at his future father-in-law's company. Everything seems perfect, until John's favorite niece surprises him with her acceptance to Harvard University and he's reminded of a long forgotten oath he made to foot the bill! Desperate, John turns to his hare-brained and half-witted best friend Duff (Tom Green) for advice. Thinking far outside of the box, Duff convinces John that they must temporarily lead a life of crime to raise the needed cash! From the director of Superstar, and co-starring Megan Mullally (Emmy Award® winning Best Supporting Actress for TV's "Will & Grace") and Dennis Farina (Snatch, Big Trouble), Stealing Harvard is an outrageous comedy of errors proving that getting into college is the easy part!
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: There are laughs Stealing Harvard, but they are few and far between. Tom Green's antics grow old fast.
Detroit News
Susan Stark

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dated comedy caper has language, sex, iffy humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Stealing Harvard is a 2002 comedy with sexual references, transphobic language, and one instance of drug use. John (Jason Lee) is on a mission to raise the money his niece needs to go to college. This leads to him teaming up with wayward best friend, Duff (Tom Green), in a series of illegal attempts to secure the cash. There is one dated recurring joke about a minor character who asks several male characters to dress as a woman to help him grieve for his late wife. This results in some transphobic and homophobic language. There is also swearing, including one use of "f---ing." There are a couple of instances where violence results in bloody injury, but there is no death or gore, and it's largely played for laughs. The sex scenes are mostly between fully clothed characters, although there is one, non-explicit shower scene and a couple of scenes where women are shown in either their underwear or similar clothing. Drinking and smoking are both infrequent and in moderation. However, there is one scene where a character discusses having just taken PCP and exhibits some eccentric behavior.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:September 12, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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