Iím not against this sort of storyline (obsessed nerds looking to score), I rather enjoy it to be perfectly honest, but for God sake I need these fools to be somewhat entertaining. I didnít care for MISS MARCH because the two friends were morons (even more so than usual), like these two guys most certainly are. If Iím being too hard on them, itís because this CAN be done right as weíve all seen in SUPERBAD and even SEX DRIVE. That said, the main dude should always at the very least, somewhat look or even act the part of ďcoolĒ at some point in the film. My man Denis didnít have an iota of cool in him. Being bitten by a radioactive spider couldnít have fixed this guyís unbelievable set of un-masculine issues.
This brings me to the cast, led by HEROES sex-tart Hayden Panettiere. I say ďsex-tartĒ because thatís what sheís being portrayed as here, which may or may not be hard to swallow after watching her as Claire. She looks fantastic though, better than she does in this season of HEROES (you even get a little side-boob action if youíre looking for it), and I just had to laugh at her cheer scene; they just HAD to make her a cheerleader. Speaking of laughs, there were more than a couple witty dialogue banters and a couple entertaining car incidents (with a scene thatís almost up there with the MEET JOE BLACK car hit). The rest of the crew are blandsville, except for a cool cameo by Alan Ruck as Mr. Cooverman.
I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER has a ďmomentĒ or two but nothing significant enough to be memorable. As I said, Director Chris Columbus and writer Larry Doyle try too hard to mesh multiple movies into one and as a result fail to have a clear voice of their own. We all have our favorite High School films (the list is far too long to mention), and not only will this film NEVER be on any of those lists, you may find yourself sad (or even angry) that you watched this mess instead of re-watching one of those favorites. If you do feel the need to pledge your love for Beth Cooper, do so on DVD as this is one of those generic films that lacks the substance to show off the true HD power of Blu-ray.
Deleted Scenes: These were more like seven minutes of extended scenes that didnít add much to the soup Iím afraid. The re-naming jokes were a little funny.
I Love You, Larry Doyle: Writer Larry Doyle explains the thesis behind his story, and I quote ďI wanted to try and cram every coming of age film into one night.Ē Did I call that or what?
We are all different, but thatís a good thing: The cast all admit to being from very different walks of life, and how these extreme differences helped shape their chemistry on screen. I laughed when Paul Rust admitted to looking very nerdy.
Peanut Butter Toast: Actor Paul Rust (Denis) gives us a two and a half minute song/video about making and eating peanut butter toast. Yes, itís just as dumb as it sounds.
Fox Movie Channel Presents in character with Paul Rust: A quick three minute interview about his character in the film. Itís always fun watching these ďone-hitĒ wonder guys come and go in various teen movies.
Fox Movie Channel Presents in character with Hayden Panettiere: A quick three minute interview about her character in the film. Love her or hate her, I canít help but admit sheís looking mighty sexy here.
Trailers: Four trailers, the only good one being for THE MARINE 2, which in all honesty, isnít THAT good.
Extra Tidbit: Shawn Roberts who plays Beth's douche boyfriend, was also Rogue's boyfriend in X-MEN and will play Albert Wesker in RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE.