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A high school girl must find a substitute date to escort her to the prom.

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Nicole Maris is a popular high school preppy senior in Utah who gets her life turned upside down when her perfect date, Brad, falls for a cute cheerleader from another school a month before the school's centennial senior prom. After recovering from the shock, Nicole comes up with a solution to save her reputation: find a guy to appear like they're going steady and to take her to the dance hoping to make Brad jealous. Nicole then hooks up with her next door neighbor, prankster and trouble maker Chase Hammond, and tries to model him in her own image while he's looking to make his long-term girlfriend Dulcie jealous too. However, both Nicole and Chase don't expect their charade to lead it where they never expected it to. Written by Matt Patay

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They were best friends. Then they fought. Then they faked. Then they fell. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for teen alcohol and drug use, and for language | See all certifications »

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1 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girl Gives Birth to Prom Date  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£361,361 (UK) (9 June 2000)

Gross:

£1,063,205 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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One of the many references to old teen movies is when Nicole suggests that she and Chase cruise down the strip, just like all the kids did in American Graffiti (1973). A yellow deuce coupe like the one driven in the movie can be seen behind them when the stoplight turns green. See more »

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When Nicole and Chase go "cruising Broad Street", the roof of the car is clearly down. In the close-ups during their conversation, the roof of the car can be seen above them. See more »

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Mrs. Maris: We're moving in together.
Nicole: What?
Mr. Hammond: Maybe we should think about this.
Nicole: Okay, you think about it here and we'll think about it in the tree-house.
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References Captain Kangaroo (1955) See more »

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Thoughtful teen comedy
1 October 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I went to this film expecting it to be just a formula teen film. It does have formula to it -- such as ending with the big dance -- but it actually has some interesting ideas too. It is about the images that people hide behind, the distortions that they manufacture to escape from painful reality.

One symbolic scene takes place in a carnival fun house with mirrors that twist and pull reflections into any shape the person wants. This of course is the metaphor for what is happening with all the characters. Another interesting bit of symbolism is the MTV-like video showing the zombie-like behavior of the high school in-crowd compared to images of animals and Nazi rallies.

Yes, it's a teen romantic comedy, but it actually has some real thought in it, and the talented cast play characters that show some depth. The film is a pleasant surprise.


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