How to Get into College, According to the Movies

Mar 18, 2013 Comments
1. Sports

Movies as varied as All the Right Moves, Forrest Gump and Varsity Blues have played on the idea that playing a little football is a great way to ease your way into college. In All the Right Moves, Tom Cruise couldn’t possibly afford to go to college any other way; the good-hearted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) couldn’t possibly qualify to attend the University of Alabama if he didn’t run very, very fast; while James Van Der Beek turns the notion on its head as a smart kid who doesn’t need football to attend college but does it anyway to prove a point.

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