Movies about college don’t depict real life

February 21, 2013 | 11 a.m.

Freshmen feel deceived after building up expectations 

Clarionion | Marsha M. Allo

Movies about college don’t depict real life

Students suddenly realize that college is hard.

Freshmen at Bethel University are being blatantly deceived as they now realize that real life college is different from what is portrayed in movies about college. 

Freshman Arnie Forwarde thought the collegiate life would be more fun and less homework. 

“I didn’t realize that I actually had to do work,” commented Forwarde. “The movies always show college kids sitting on green lawns listening to music and talking with their friends, or just chillin’ by their cars. I thought college was going to be like that.” 

Forwarde has not been the only one deceived. Junior David Brunkenman came to the same disappointing realization a couple of years ago. 

“I realized that movies about college are completely false. No one has that much free time. What we actually do is spend countless hours working on assignments, projects, lab reports and papers,” said Brunkenman, “I want to see an accurate movie about college for once.” 

Although an accurate movie about college might be the most mundane film ever, it would be nice to have more relatable films for college students.


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