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Tags: stanford university
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Orange County

Shaun Brumder, a high school senior in Orange County, had two life changing incidents one year ago, which made him focus less on his slacker surfer and beach partying lifestyle and more on his studies, in which he always did well despite placing little effort into it. First, his surfing friend, Lonny, died while trying to catch some extreme waves. And second, while sitting on the beach contemplating life in light of Lonny's death, he came upon a copy of Marcus Skinner's book "Straight Jacket" which was buried in the sand. Reading through that book multiple times was like a light turning on his his brain that he should become a writer. That turnaround in his life has led to him getting a 4.0 GPA in his senior year and being elected class president, which is all in an effort to get accepted into the English program at Stanford where Marcus Skinner is department head. He should be a shoo-in to be accepted there - according to his less than focused guidance counselor, Ms. Cobb - and as such it is the only school to which he applies.

But the cosmos seem to be conspiring against him in being accepted. The primary people in his life seem to be working with the cosmos against him in getting into Stanford. Besides Ms. Cobb, they include: Lance Brumder, his constantly stoned older brother; Cindy Beugler, his constantly inebriated mom with who he lives, whose drinking is in an effort to deal with her less than satisfactory life, including marrying Bob Beugler who would not have been her first choice as husband number two if she was just considering herself; and Bud Brumder, his father whose sole foci seem to be his business and providing for his second family, which includes his younger vacuous trophy wife, Krista. Even Ashley, his animal activist girlfriend who will be attending Orange County University in the marine biology program in the fall, admits that she prayed that he wouldn't get accepted so that he wouldn't leave. As hard as Shaun tries to fight the cosmos, the harder the cosmos seems to fight back. In the process of Shaun trying to get accepted, he may come to some other realizations about his life concerning why he is so desperate to go to Stanford.

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Orange County
Story of My Life
Social Distortion: Performer
Shadow Stabbing
Cake: Performer
Defy You
The Offspring: Writer
The Offspring: Performer
Brendan O'Brien: Produced
...Baby One More Time
Max Martin: Writer
Britney Spears: Performer
On My Way
Steve Soto: Writer
Let It Shine
Brian Wilson: Writer
Brian Wilson: Performer
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Performer
Seth 'Shifty Shellshock' Binzer: Writer
Crazy Town: Performer
Anthony Kiedis: Contains a sample from "pretty little ditty"
Stick 'Em Up
Quarashi: Performer
Sölvi Blöndal: Writer
The One
Foo Fighters: Performer
Lay Down Burden
Brian Wilson: Writer
Brian Wilson: Performer
Lose You
Pete Yorn: Writer
Pete Yorn: Performer
The Light
Common: Performer
Bobby Caldwell: Performer
Everything's Cool
Lit: Performer
1st Time
The Middle
Under the Tracks
I've Got a Feeling
Love and Mercy
Red Five: Performer

User reviews

Susan King

The blend of indie rock, alternative, and acoustic tracks in the soundtrack adds a diverse and dynamic musical dimension to the film, appealing to a wide range of audiences.

Donald Jones

The use of music in Orange County adds depth and dimension to the storytelling, creating a more immersive experience for the audience. The songs chosen for key moments in the film resonate with the themes of self-discovery and personal growth, making them more impactful.

Amanda Young

Overall, the soundtrack of Orange County is a standout element of the film, contributing significantly to its overall appeal and leaving a lasting impression on the viewer. The music not only entertains but also serves as a powerful storytelling device, enriching the narrative and connecting the audience to the characters on a deeper level.

Linda Wilson

Each song in the soundtrack is carefully chosen to reflect Shaun Brumder's journey of self-discovery and personal growth, creating a cohesive and immersive listening experience.

Kenneth Adams

Overall, the soundtrack of Orange County is a standout feature of the film, showcasing the importance of music in storytelling and leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

Paul Brown

I appreciate how the soundtrack of Orange County features a diverse range of artists and genres, providing a rich tapestry of musical styles that complement the various moods and atmospheres of the film. Each song feels carefully selected to enhance the overall tone of the movie.

Kimberly Johnson

The soundtrack of Orange County perfectly captures the essence of the protagonist's journey from a slacker surfer lifestyle to a focused student aspiring to become a writer. The music sets the tone for each scene, enhancing the emotional impact and drawing the audience into Shaun Brumder's transformation.

Timothy Jones

The soundtrack of Orange County perfectly captures the laid-back and introspective vibe of the film. The mix of indie rock and alternative songs enhances the scenes and helps convey the emotional journey of the main character, Shaun Brumder.

Anthony Evans

The soundtrack of Orange County perfectly captures the laid-back and introspective atmosphere of the film, enhancing the emotional depth of the story.

Mark White

The music in Orange County effectively complements the scenic beauty of the Orange County setting, creating a harmonious relationship between visuals and sound that enhances the overall viewing experience.

George Allen

The selection of songs in the film is spot on, reflecting the ups and downs of Shaun's quest to get accepted into Stanford. From energetic tracks that convey his determination to soft melodies that evoke introspection, each piece of music adds depth to the story and helps convey the inner struggles and triumphs of the characters. The soundtrack truly elevates the viewing experience and stays with you long after the movie ends.