Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends in the wrong form.
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Studio: Paramount, MTV Films
- Keyword: loss of loved one, surfer, province, college, girlfriend, change, high school, slacker, dysfunctional family, author, teen movie, writer, university, teen comedy, orange county, california, school counselor, college applications
- Cast: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Catherine O'Hara, John Lithgow, Mike White