A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.
Release Year: 2004
Rating: 4.2/10 (12,744 voted)
Critic's Score: 33/100
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Adam Garcia
When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the displaced Lola becomes close friend of the unpopular Ella, who is also a great fan of the her favorite rock band Sidarthur. However, the most popular girl in the school, Carla Santini, disputes the lead role in an adaptation of Pygmalion with Lola and also the leadership of their mates. When the last concert of Sidarthur is sold-out, Lola plans with Ella to travel to New York and buy the tickets from scalpers. However, the girls get into trouble while helping the lead singer and Lola's idol Stu Wolf, changing their lives forever.
Writers: Dyan Sheldon, Gail Parent
Mary Elizabeth Cep
So much drama, so little time.
Release Date: 20 February 2004
Filming Locations: Birchmount Collegiate, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $9,350,572
(22 February 2004)
Did You Know?
The front man for the band The Dandy Warhols, can be seen walking by the camera at Stu's party wearing a Dandy Warhols t-shirt. He is credited as Courtney Alan Taylor.
When biking to school for the first time, Lola's backpack changes arms after she parks. The cut is too quick for her to change arms between shots.
I'm getting really scared being out here all alone, Lola.
We're not alone. We're with an adult.
Aside from the fact that he isn't actually with us, he isn't actually an adult. He's a rock star.
Entertaining and light hearted
I myself am a teenager and took my 10 year old sister to see this
movie. I won't say much as to not ruin the movie for those who have not
seen it but i will give my opinion on the mood of the film and such.
If you want to see this, don't expect a deep and meaningful (or
realistic) outlook on highschool life because it is your everyday
teen/highschool comedy with the over-used storyline of new girl vs
popular girl then new girl gets the guy and brings popular girl down.
On a better note, Lohan's character, "Lola" was an entertaining one and
i enjoyed watching her over-exaggerated perspective of things. I must
admit that the set up of Lola's room and the way their family lived and
the clothes Lola wore were inspiring. I don't know if this is going to
be the case for everyone (haha) but i know that point of the movie made
it all worthwhile for me.
I'd recommend taking a younger sister/cousin/friend between about 6-12.
Remember, sometimes we need a silly movie!