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Not Another Teen Movie

Not Another Teen Movie

Joel Gallen (2001)

85min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This puerile and vulgar film makes other bottom-of-the-barrel spoofs such as the Scary Movie sequels look like Oscar-worthy masterpieces. A lame combination of She's All That and Pretty in Pink, in which a popular teen makes a bet he can get the plainest girl to attend the prom with him, this pathetic excuse for humour reinforces every possible negative social stereotype. However, it's not just the usual tedious targets of overweight kids and bespectacled girls that we're encouraged to mock. Outdoing even the Farrelly brothers' gross-out antics, former MTV producer and first-time director Joel Gallen throws incest, aneurysms and an avalanche of human waste into the tasteless equation. Of course, as the title suggests, this is all supposed to be very clever and ironic. In truth, there's nothing of intelligence here, only a flaccid mess that should never have been made.

Summary

A popular but chauvinistic student is challenged by his friends to transform the school's plainest and shyest pupil into prom-queen material. However, a string of obstacles lies ahead, including the machinations of a ruthless bully and a bitchy cheerleader who are both determined to thwart his plans. Comedy, starring Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Mia Kirshner and Eric Christian Olsen.

Cast & Crew

Janey Briggs (The Pretty Ugly Girl) Chyler Leigh
Jake Wyler (The Popular Jock) Chris Evans
Priscilla (The Bitchy Cheerleader) Jaime Pressly
Austin (The Cocky Blond Guy) Eric Christian Olsen
Catherine (The Cruellest Girl in School) Mia Kirshner
Malik (The Token Black Guy) Deon Richmond
Ricky Eric Jungmann
Reggie Ray Ron Lester
Richard Vernon Paul Gleason
Wise janitor Mr T
Flight attendant Molly Ringwald
Mr Briggs Randy Quaid
Director Joel Gallen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Guidance: Violence, drug abuse and nudity, edited for some of its language. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 24 May 2002

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