Not Another Teen MovieDecember 14, 2001
A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 5.5/10 (46,958 voted)
Critic's Score: 32/100
Stars: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans
At John Hughes High School, the students are the same as just about every other teenager in a teen movie. The popular jock, Jake, takes a bet from Austin, the cocky blonde guy, that he can transform Janey, the pretty ugly girl, into the prom queen before the prom. But two people are trying to stop Jake from succeeding: his evil sister, Catherine, the cruelest girl in school, and Priscilla, the bitchy cheerleader. And all of their friends are the same as any other teen movie: Areola, the naked foreign exchange student, Les, the beautiful weirdo, Malik, the token black guy, the desperate virgins, Amanda Becker, the perfect girl, Ricky, Janey's obsessed best friend, and Sadie, the VERY old undercover reporter.
Writers: Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein
Eric Christian Olsen
(as Joanna Garcia)
Sadie Agatha Johnson
If You Liked Scary Movie, who gives a shit.
Release Date: 14 December 2001
Filming Locations: 4160 Country Club Drive, Long Beach, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,615,116
(16 December 2001)
(unrated director's cut)
Did You Know?
[Melissa Joan Hart]
girl at the party.
When the girl with the glasses is talking to her dad, the ace of Spades in his hat changes between being straight and being on an angle in his hat between shots.
No longer will our penises be flaccid and unused.
No longer we steal grandfather's porn.
No longer we will wear blindfolds while jerking each other off.
none of the modern spoofs are masterpieces, this one is the best
The days of Airplane and Naked Gun are over. Nowadays, we have the
Scary Movies, Spy Hard, Date Movie, Not Another Teen Movie, etc….of
all of these, Teen Movie is quite easily the best one. The point of
spoofs and satires, to me, are not just to take familiar scenes and do
something retarded and gross with them, but instead to actually make
fun of all the things in the original movies that, while watching them,
we all turned to our friends and said "wait a minute, thats kind of
stupid". Teen Movie does this extremely well. How many of us lucky
movie fans who saw She's All That had trouble seeing why everyone in
the movie thought the lead actress was ugly just because she had
glasses and a ponytail? She was still a babe! How many of these teen
movies give the main lead actress a friend who is clearly into her, but
she always seems to ignore any possibility of romance between them,
instead pursuing another character and asking for her friend's
help/advice? How many people thought the characters in Cruel Intentions
were just sexually over the top to the point of being absurd? Teen
Movie pokes great fun at all of these flaws. It is, unlike many other
movies that attempt to be like it, a true satire, taking characters and
not just doing stupid things with them, but exaggerating the traits of
their serious counterparts and, when it comes down to it, just making
fun of them. It has surprisingly good plot cohesion while still making
fun of a variety of teen movies. I suppose the best way to distinguish
this movie from all other modern spoofs is that this one is truly
intelligent. Sure it has some stupid jokes, and toilet humor (that I
admit I chuckled at in disgust like the diarrhea scene and the lesbian
kiss with the old woman), but it also has some very clever jokes, like
when is it appropriate to start a slow clap, why do these teen movies
seem to only have one black character, and how silly is it that things
slow down for emphasis when the beautiful female lead enters the room.
Please, give this one a chance. If you've seen the other modern spoofs,
I'm confident you will appreciate the noticeable and subtle differences
between them and Teen Movie that make the latter much more enjoyable
and palatable to watch.