Review Date: December 14, 2001
Director: Joel Gallen
Writer: Bender, Epstein, Jacobson, Beauman, Johnson
Producers: Neil H. Moritz
Chyler Leigh as Janey Briggs
Chris Evans as Jake Wyler
Jaime Pressly as Priscilla
I was also extremely impressed by the big-boobed bimbo who they got to parody Jennifer Love Hewitt in the film, only to find out later that it was actually Lacey Chabert, who seems to have picked up many a tit lesson from Hewitt herself. Great job(s)!! You also have to give it up to the entire cast, especially the two leads, for playing their roles with great enthusiasm and believability. But the bottom line with any parody movie isn't the performances or the story...it's the laughs/silences ratio. This one only delivered half of the time, which is why it's only getting half of my points. I'd also like to say that this film felt like it was about ten years old with way too many references to the John Hughes classic teen flicks from the 80s (some of my personal fave teen flick incidentally) and obvious inserts for more recent teen fare. It was like some marketing guru at the studio remembered this old script he had been given and asked a couple of new writers to "spruce" it up to the present day (note the five screenwriters credited for writing this puppy!) And speaking of "selling out", have I mentioned how I too have written a spoof script set in high school, written by myself and Indiana Sev from the site, which is much funnier than this one, with a better story, more clever cheekiness...basically, a real "diamond in the rough" for any studio looking to produce another take on the teen genre...well...have I?!? Well, if I haven't, harrumph...allow me to take this moment to do just that! Hehehe. Seriously though, if you're interested...email me now! (for people who are really interested in making the movie only-- thank you).
But blatant plugs aside, this movie isn't out to hurt anyone and you gotta at least give it credit for attempting to parody so many different teen flicks in one (I can't even remember them all here). So check it out if you're looking for some cheap laughs one night and if you consider yourself a real connaisseur of the teen flicks genre, since you will most likely "get" much more out of it that way. I actually laughed at a handful of jokes that others didn't seem to pick up on, so I'm sure that every generation will get at least some chuckles out of it.