Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
The scrumptious Lindsay Lohan plays an aspiring actress in high school that is forced to move from her beloved New York City to a little town in New Jersey. Once there, Lola (Lohan) naturally butts heads with the uber-bitch popular girl and has to balance practicing for her lead part in the school’s rendition of Pygmalion and trying to attend the big farewell concert of her favorite band: Sidarthur.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Before I begin, I guess I’ve gotta come right out and say that I find Lindsay Lohan extraordinarily sexy (calm down people, I can say that now, she’s 18) and criminally gorgeous. In other words, just looking at her beautiful red locks, green eyes and extremely cute smile makes even an average film like this bearable to watch for me. The movie is aimed at the 15-and-under crowd and I think at that level, it can do a lot of good. It’s got a sweet message about being yourself and following your dreams and I think if you’ve got a little “drama queen” in your household that you’d like to encourage, this might make for a pretty good rental for her. But to be honest, besides having the lovely Lindsay Lohan in it, the movie didn’t really have much in it that held my interest. Then again, when you consider that I’m in my twenties, I think that’s pretty normal...
Unfortunately, I felt the script was a little too babyish as if it didn’t want to dare to really challenge its core audience. I mean, besides it having good intentions and a strong message, the screenwriter should have also tried to add a bit more wit and originality to the dialogue. Fifteen-year olds nowadays are much more mature and “with it” and would most likely not get much from this movie. The film, truthfully, has zero humor in it. As far as the cast goes, Carol Kane manages to be even more irritating than usual, Lohan’s high school crush has as much personality as my dentist and that Aussie dude from COYOTE UGLY (Garcia) stops by to play a drunken rock n’ roller. There were some inspired fantasy musical sequences that the director scored some points on and Lindsay’s funky threads were very creative, but in the end, the film failed to differentiate itself much from others of its kind. This is only the second Lohan movie I’ve seen and I can honestly say she’s got the charm and acting chops to do some real damage in the future. Did I mention I’d like her to dump Fez from THAT 70’S SHOW and be my bride
Audio Commentary with the director, writer and producers: Are these people insane? Do they really think young teenage fans of Lohan’s want to hear some suits, the writer and director ramble on? No, they want to hear Lindsay talk about her experience with the film and maybe have her discuss how this might have paralleled her life, having been a child actress and aspiring to make it big one day. This is a huge faux pas for those responsible for not getting Lohan to do this commentary track. I was so angry and baffled by this error that I took a stand and chose not to listen to the track at all. Fuck that! I might get fired over this, but damnit...this is just too much. By the way, the commentary track is only available on the widescreen version.
Deleted Scene – “Eliza’s Fantasy”: This is one of those somewhat-creative fantasy sequences that found itself cut out of the film. In it, Lohan is dressed up as the flower girl from Pygmalion and sings on a stage alongside Adam Garcia who plays Professor Higgins. It’s okay.
“Confessions From The Set” (6 minutes): A quick behind-the-scenes look that’s fairly standard stuff. The only interesting moments are seeing Lindsay strut her stuff in and around the set.
Lindsay Lohan’s “That Girl” music video and Sneak Peeks
As I said before, if you’d like to encourage your little tyke into following her dreams of being a star then this movie might make for a nice little inspirational tool. Besides that, it really isn’t worth renting or buying, as it doesn’t even give its core audience the credit they deserve. Cool cover box though.