Friday, June 8, 2007

John Tucker Must Die...someone has to

John Tucker Must Die - Betty Thomas - 2006 - 6/10


New girl Kate Spencer (Brittany Snow) falls for the king of her new high school, John Tucker (Jesse Metcalf). However, while working at a restraunt she sees Tucker whine and dine THREE girlfriends. When the three girlfriends discover each other by weird happen-stance, Kate is there to tell that instead of forgetting it, the three should get even. Head cheerleader Heather (Ashanti), Miss Popular-I'm-in-every-school-club Beth (Sophia Bush) and budding tv journalist Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) join forces, despite hating each other because they have a common enemy. Trying to make Tucker "undatable" proves nearly impossible as everything they do seems to fuel the legend Tucker already is at the school. They decide to hatch one final plan to destroy Tucker: Love.


Again, this is another teen movie that was a pleasant suprise. In particular, I really liked Brittany Snow, both looking at her, and her performance. She was convincing, and really hot. Even Jenny McCarthy, who played her mom, turned in a pretty solid performance. One of the few roles Jenny really does well in. I thought that despite her character, Kebbell was not a big deal. She played kind of annoying and the movie somehow made her not hot, even though she is INCREDIBLY hot in real life. Lucky for me, she, Brittany, and Sophia are all within a year of me, so I have a chance! Back to more important matters though, Ashanti turns in a good performance too, but between Sophia, Brittany and Metcalf, she almost seems like an afterthought, thrown in to try to appeal to another audience. Eh. Whatever. The worst part of the movie is the sound track, plagued by too many All-American Reject songs and other "alternative" impersonators. But I guess it's to be expected. One last thought - it should be well noted that this is a different form of girl-comedy - its not quite chick flick and its not quite American Pie. Instead it pulls from both categories and comes up with a pretty decent movie. Now all they need to do is take one more step, and make it R-Rated and give it some more teeth.


Watch it on tv.

If you liked this movie, watch...
...The Girl Next Door
...Step Up

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