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Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier star in a suprisingly entertaing movie,
even though you know where it's going in the first ten
Melissa Joan Hart stars as Nicole and Adrian Grenier stars as Chase. The two have been life long neighbors, and also have recently been dumped by their significant others. In a plan to make their ex-significant others jealous they pretend to be dating. In the process, Nicole cleans up Chase, so that he'll fit in with her friends, which drives a wedge between him and his friends.
Drive Me Crazy is a fun high school movie that is entertaining and occasionally funny. It's well made, but if you're looking for depth or originality, I suggest Grenier's "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole" instead.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
WARNING: Semi-spoilers to follow.
First off, I would like to say something positive about the movie... if nothing else, at least Dulcie was portrayed properly. From that high note, I would also like to add that Mr. Strasser wrote a challenging novel to live up to.
On the other hand, there were loopholes and empty spaces big enough for me to stick my arm through. For goodness sake, they cut the pre-prom procession (one of my favorite parts of the book) and replaced it with a mediocre Senior class unveiling. Also, I believe Dee Vine, an important character in _How I Changed My Life_, a Strasser book, taking place in Timothy Zonin High School, that is almost a prequel to _Drive Me Crazy_, was unfairly cast. I'm all for good acting, but couldn't Dee have been more of a brunette?
In conclusion, the movie was high end mediocre when compared to the book, ranking about a 7.5 on my personal scale.
Cute new adaptation on an old romantic-comedy theme of two people who just "pretend" to like each other and couldn't be more surprised at the results. This movie was a goodnatured and fun little love story. If you're looking for a lighthearted pick me-up on a sad day, this is it.
I expected this movie to be predictable, and it was, but that is not a bad thing. It took the simple story and did something that I liked. They made the characters intelligent. I actually cared for the characters and did not find them so dumb and missing the obvious. Filmmakers are finally giving us highschool movies with somewhat realistic characters.
This was a good movie. I think that Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Greenier made the movie. This was a great romance movie with just enough "highschool moments" that make you say "I really miss that". And last but NOT least Adrian Greenier is so hot.
About these teen flicks these days...their always about either about a girl
or a guy looking for their special someone and falling in love (Ex: "She's
All That", "10 Things I Hate About You", "American Pie") or they are
bone-chilling thrillers (Ex: "I Know What You Did Last Summer", "Scream").
Well, "Drive Me Crazy" falls in the "Looking For Love"
This teen romance comedy, starring Adrian Grenier, Melissa Joan Hart, Stephan Collins, and Susan May Pratt, isn't your everyday girl-meets-cute-boy type of film. Melissa stars as Nicole Maris, who falls school basket ball star Brad, and will do ANYTHING to go to the prom with him. Yet her heart breaks when she finds out that Dream Boy gets hooked up with someone else. For revenge, Nicole asks child hood friend and now neighbor, Chase Hammond, played by Adrian, to replace Brad. Like Zach(Freddie Prinze Jr.) gives Laney (Rachel Leigh Cook) a make-over in "She's All That", Nicole brings out the "new" Chase, who will do anyting to get his ex-girlfriend, Dulce, back. Yet what Nicole herself never expects it to fall for her former childhood friend. Same goes for Chase. But because they both come from totally different worlds...what would their friends think of the hot new couple?
I must agree w/ the other user comments on this one...this movie is very predictable. You watch this movie and say to yourself, "Okay...seen it before in other movies!"
I highly do compare this movie to "She's All That", because of the unexpected love between Nicole and Chase. Yet unlike "She's All That", Nicole and Chase have known each other for a long time since childhood, and despite their love for basket ball king Brad and anti-high-school spirit Dulce, they of course realize that they both know what's best for each other and that the bond is still there.
Of course...anyone can see that...even when I first saw the commercial about this movie going into theatres. I'm not saying that this was a bad movie. It's actually good. Like all romance comedies before and after this, it's sweet...it's cute...something that any romance lovers would like to watch. Although "Drive Me Crazy" is a fairly good flick...even a movie your parents might even like...it lacks that special touch by putting in events that would capture the audience and make them think, "What!? That's not supposed to happen...is it!?"
So...let's conclude this review this way: If you liked "She's All That", you'll like "Drive Me Crazy"!!! :) ~ *FIN*
I'm not sure If I done a review on this film before, oh well, If I have I'll
just do another one.
Drive Me Crazy is about Nicole (Melissa Joan Hart) who has just been dumped by her superly-awesome boyfriend. Also Chase (Adrian Greiner) has been dumped, too. These two teens live next door to each other, and Nicole has a 'great' idea that they should pretend to get together only to get their real dates back.
I was actually really disappointed with this movie. It didn't appeal to me.
My rating - 5 and a half/10.
I liked this movie because it was so different than the typical teen high
school comedy that Hollywood is churning out these days (She's All That,
Can't Hardly Wait, Whatever It Takes). Melissa Joan Hart and the rest of
the cast add some depth and truth to their roles. And even though the
is predictable, the director pulls it off with feeling.
The main love story was actually romantic and emotionally gripping. The ending was like one of those classic romance movies of the past. As far as the rest goes, I applaud the writer for not making the students look like idiots and stereotypes. This film shows many different sides to both the heroes and the villians, rather than making one look all good or all bad.
The movie is slower in pace than most the MTV influenced films out there which I found to be refreshing. Best of all, "Drive Me Crazy" has heart. It doesn't treat its characters like morons and throwaways. At the core of the story, is Melissa Joan Hart. She is such a talented actress and really loses herself in her role. I forgot Sabrina & Clarissa pretty quick.
Go check out this video. Don't expect a laugh a minute "American Pie" type film. Expect more of a John Hughes "Sixteen Candles" type.
I've just seen "Drive Me Crazy". Predictable? Yes. Been done before? Several times. Is it fun to watch? Definitely. Movies are not made just for groundbreaking new visions of art that will change the industry forever. Sometimes people forget what its like to lay back on the couch and see a movie just for the fun of it. And I had my share of fun with the performance of the cast, in a well made movie. Melissa Joan Hart's still good, no big news here, and Adrian Grenier is a great surprise as Chase. So, instead of expecting some deep philosophy here, just relax and enjoy the movie. Who knows? You may like it!
This was one of the worst movies I've seen in a while. The shallow characterization and predictable plot could have been somewhat saved by a little T&A, but, alas, I was left wanting. I knew I should have hit STOP when my head began aching after he first five minutes of the video.
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