It's Not Just A Place. It's A State Of Mind.
Rising young stars Colin Hanks and Schuyler Fisk head up an outstanding cast including Jack Black (Shallow Hal), Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone), John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun), Harold Ramis and Lily Tomlin in this outrageous coming-of-age comedy.
Shaun Brumder (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 realizes 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 to seek help from not only his girlfriend Ashley (Fisk) but also his hopelessly dysfunctional parents (O'Hara & Lithgow), stoner brother Lance (Black), and a hilarious circumstances to make his dream of escaping his hometown nightmare a reality.