Review Date: November 25, 1998
Director: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Writer: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Producers: Betty Thomas, Jenno Topping
Jennifer Love Hewitt
For this accomplishment, I must give the props up to two of the actors that portrayed their characters with the most believability and sincerity, that being Ethan Embry and Lauren Ambrose. But don't get me wrong, the rest of the cast was also quite adequate in their roles, with Seth Green acting out a great fly white-young black-wannabee (a la Gary Oldman in TRUE ROMANCE (10/10), I might add) but these two stood out amongst the plethora of cardboard cutouts plastered through most of this film. Having said that, I think the marketers of the film did a piss-poor job of marketing this film as a Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle, since first of all, she is barely in it, second of all, is not all that good in it, and third of all, is one of the least interesting characters in the entire picture. I think they might've gained a wider diversity of audience, if they were to have introduced more of the characters in the previews, but then again, who am I to argue against a set of gazongas?
All in all, this picture is interesting enough to watch, funny enough to laugh at from time to time, and nostalgic enough to drift your mind off to the days of old for a second or two. Also, the soundtrack of this film really blew me away with its eclectic mix of heavy rock, rap and punk, and any film that has the balls to feature Guns 'n Roses "Paradise City" as one of its flagship tunes (During one of the best scenes in the film) is allright in my book! Cameos by Jenna Elfman and a dead-ringing jock Jerry O'Connell top this tasty tart of emptiness, and the epilogues of all the featured characters stamp this film as the ultimate impersonation of all films teenage.