Dominique Swain "stars" as the charisma-challenged nerd-girl Cat Storm. Being saddled with a script this ridiculous is probably her only savior since even Jodie Foster couldn't have delivered these lines effectively. In fact, writer-director Christina Wayne clearly demonstrates one of my favorite sayings: "It's not because you write, that you can write". The rest of the cast is just as terrible, with a special mention of dishonor going to Mischa Barton as the popular British girl who drags Cat into her world of coolness. Her timing and delivery make her about as convincing as that Pizza Hut guy who told me that my pizza would be delivered within 30 minutes on Super Bowl Sunday. The only cast member who avoids making a total jackass of herself is Bijou Phillips, as the troubled Delilah, Cat's best friend whose escapades lead everyone down a path they'd rather not take. She puts a bit of life into the whole affair with her portrayal of a spoiled rich kid with more problems than I have hair on my back. Mrs. Antonio Banderas, as mentioned above appears for a few seconds and manages to look as wooden and stupid as she ever has. Note to Melanie Griffith: Please do not accept any more scripts in which you are required to keep your top on.
But enough being mean. This film does have some redeeming values and one of those is that it's quite short. At 91 minutes, it's not a long waste of time (albeit...still a waste of time) and the fact that it's not very loud means you can use it as background noise. Unfortunately, despite it being a move about teens, it happens to be R-rated so most teens can't really even see it and it's so bad that anyone else will want to avoid it. Another letdown is that this movie doesn't even take advantage of its T&A potential. The way I see it, if you're going to make a movie with a bunch of good looking young women (not you Melanie), and if your film is going to be this bad, then you should at least make some of these women show some stuff!! Lacey Chabert is in this and her normally overexposed cleavage doesn't even make a one-second appearance!!! Oh well. I guess this will just be chalked up as a misfire on all fronts.