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Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a geek. Can a little ingenuity and some help from her friends save the day?
|Studio :||Hughes Capital Entertainment,|
|Crew :||Director, Co-Producer,|
|Cast :||Kevin Pollak Maxim Roy Ashley Tisdale Dani Kind Shenae Grimes|
|Genre :||Drama Comedy Romance Family|
This was not a good film.
It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.
It's a good bad... and worth a popcorn matinée. While it's easy to lament what could have been...
Mandy Gilbert (Ashley Tisdale) lost her mother at 4 and her dad (Kevin Pollak) is clueless. Her close friends are Alexa (Lauren Collins) and Cayenne (Shenae Grimes). Drew Patterson (Robbie Amell) is the hot boy in school. He's from the rich neighborhood of Camelot and she's from Nottingham. He rescues Mandy from drowning and invites her to hang out by the lake. When Drew's mean girlfriend Lisa sees him hugging Mandy, she goes ballistic. Lisa finds Mandy's phone and Mandy's dad catches her in a lie. Drew invites her to his party but her dad grounds her. Cayenne thinks Drew has ulterior motives in the tradition of sacrificing a virgin. The girls lie to her dad, battle Lisa, and goes to the party. Along the way, they have to play in a Battle of the Bands contest and almost get into a major accident.Firstly I like most of the actors. I think Tisdale has a great comedic touch. On the other hand, this is a run of the mill teen drama. She's playing the bespectacled nerdy girl not in with the cool crowd. It's a lot about how to lie to the parent in the age of cell phones. The comedy isn't that funny. Sometimes it's cute but it's never hilarious. It's not a good high school comedy although there is an attempt at something. On a side note, this is directed by Stephen Herek who made some great movies in the past. I hope he gets better material to work with in the future.
This movie was dreadful. When I saw the preview I thought "This looks really good!" then when I watched it, it was just lame. For one, the actors seemed really unrealistic. Drew had no personality, and he fell for her RIGHT Away when she had done NOTHING at all. It was like, um... okay so... he fell for her Randomly at this time even though she's been in his school for a long time? It just didn't make sense. There was NO Theme to the movie (Every movie NEEDS a Theme for it to be good, like a message to the movie; The POINT to watching it) and so I thought it was the most boring movie I have watched ever. However, when watching it, I thought "hey, maybe it'll get better..." and so I watched on and on and on. I waited for the ending. I ACTUALLY thought she was DREAMING in the end! It was just so unrealistic and stupid. To conclude it, Picture This was a Waste of my time and possibly to any other people who have watched it.
This movie is horrible! Drew's character for instance is not even close to being realistic, I have never meet a guy who acts like him at all! It's so fake, the things he says, his actions, its stupid. Also as much as I adore Paige and Darcy from Degrassi, there characters were kind of dumb too, especially when Paige goes "I could write a million songs about him and never even scratch the surface". Yep, who says that. The acting is pretty decent expect for Drew and the three antagonists in the story, they just suck in general. And to finish it off, it has the worst ending in a movie I have ever seen, and is very explanatory.
Most people would just write a movie like this off as a waste of time. As for me, I actually gave this one a shot and watched 'til the very end.I've gotta say that this is definitely a step up from the last ABC Family movie I watched, and that was three years ago: no lame stereotypes, no horrid acting, and it was very much how you would picture (no pun intended) a father-daughter relationship... the ending couldn't have been any better either... oh, and let's not forget that two cast members of Degrassi were also in this movie... that's good too. My only real problems came in the form of the insufferable antagonists... other than that, this was very well done.On to my trademark verdict: I give it a modest 8 out of a possible 10.