When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister ... See full summary »
In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.
When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus endues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly. Written by
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In the opening number of the show at the end of the film, Kelly's character Helena sings that she loves Burke's character Lysander, when in the original play, Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena loves Demitrius. See more »
She was the first girl to see me naked. Granted we were 7 years old at the time, but I had a feeling, even then. There's really something about the first girl you play doctor with. Maybe it's cosmic or something. Or perhaps it's just that she's seen your package and didn't run away screaming. Whatever it was, Allison and I were made for each other. A perfect fit. So, when her family moved away, I knew that some day, some how, fate would bring us back together.
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During the opening credits, Vitamin C ('Colleen Fitzpatrick') performs Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" as people dance around Ben Foster. The walk down the street (and all the dancing) is in one continuous shot. See more »
Burke (Ben Foster) is dumped by Allison (Melissa Sagemiller). She then starts dating obnoxious English boy Striker (Shane West). Burke tries out for a school play--a rock version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"--just to be near Allison. He's totally unaware that his best friend's little sister (Kirsten Dunst) is attracted to him. Guess how it turns out?
Aside from two flashes of nudity and an astounding amount of swearing for a PG-13 movie, this is a cute and harmless teen movie. It's definetely better than writer/director Tommy O'Haver's last film ("Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss").
I'll list the bad and good things about this movie: The bad: Foster is way too nerdy to be likable; West's imitation of an English accent is hysterically bad; Martin Short is really REALLY irritating as the school drama coach and some jokes are real groaners.
The good: Dunst is very good and stops the show when she sings "Dream of Me"; the songs and dances aren't half bad and full of color and energy; Sagemiller is beautiful and very appealing; West (accent aside) is really handsome and hunky and dir. O'Haver has a real flair for directing dance & music numbers--he should really do a musical next.
So--an OK teen film.
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