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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

 -  Comedy  -  14 December 2001 (USA)
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A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.

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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. Written by Will

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Forget Every Thing you Thought You Knew. Because this Christmas We're Changing ALL the Rules! See more »

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Rated R for strong crude sexual content and humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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14 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Teen Movie  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$120,447 (Netherlands) (7 June 2002)

Gross:

£1,696,327 (UK) (14 June 2002)
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Trivia

Ron Lester's character,Reggie Ray, is a spoof of Billy Bob in "Varsity Blues," which was also portrayed by Lester. See more »

Goofs

When the principal walks out of the library, he has toilet paper hanging from his pants which is absent in several subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

[Punches Austin]
Jake: That's for taking Janie to the prom.
Priscilla: You put the...
[Jake punches her]
Jake: That's for hurting Janie at Preston's party.
Les: [Filming] This is really turning me on.
[Jake punches him]
Jake: That's for... being really weird.
[Starts to leave, turns and punches Les' floating bag]
Jake: I don't know what that was for.
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Crazy Credits

Two bonus scenes at the end: Mr Briggs, in a parody of a scene from "American Pie", talks about a "three-way" while holding two pies. The albino folk singer sings about being blinded from her corneas burned out by the sun. (This scene comes after all the credits have finished.) See more »

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References Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You Forget About Me
Written by Steve Schiff and Keith Forsey
Produced by Dave Kaplan
Performed by Sprung Monkey
Courtesy of Surfdog Records/Redline Entertainment
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Oh, no, not another teen movie! *pause* oh, this is actually funny? Coolness!
21 April 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Not Another Teen Movie, like Scary Movie, this is a parody of what the 1990's had to offer us, the romantic teen comedies! How many of them do we loathe? But how many were also great? Not Another Teen Movie makes fun of movies from the 80's to the 90's and is very clever. I saw this movie with a friend and honestly, while there are a few parts that were a little too much for me, I don't exactly dig potty humor, but there are some really funny scenes. It was fun to see someone finally make fun of the all the clichés that were rubbed in our faces: the nerdy girl turning into the hot girl, clichéd characters that would never be friends but somehow are, the best friend in love with the other friend who's in love with the popular kid, you get the drill.

In the stereotypical high school community of John Hughes High sexy Priscilla, a popular cheerleader, separates from her boyfriend, Jake Wyler. After Jake discovers that Priscilla is now dating strange and socially inept Les just to spite him, one of Jake's friends, Austin, suggests seeking retribution by making Janey Briggs, a "uniquely rebellious girl", the prom queen. Jake attempts to court Janey's love, but faces adversity from his own sister Catherine, who is sexually attracted to him, Janey's unnoticed admirer and best friend Ricky, and memories from his past football career. Catherine eventually helps her brother by slightly altering Janey's appearance, ultimately making her more attractive to the other characters. Meanwhile, Janey's little brother, Mitch, and his friends, Ox and Bruce, make a pact to lose their virginity by Graduation even though they are still in their Freshmen year. Making fun of movies like: She's All That, Cruel Intentions, American Pie, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Drive Me Crazy, American Beauty, and Pretty in Pink , Not Another Teen Movie leaves no film left alone to show us the utter cliché that came with every teen movie out of the 90's.

Like I said, there are some moments that are a little much, this is a pretty raunchy comedy, but I think it's just making fun of the in your face movies with the sick humor as well. I mean there's potty humor and hard core nudity, but I digress. There are some really funny moments in this movie, wither it was the random song the cast breaks into about their excitement for the prom or the whole introduction of the clichéd characters. The cast looked like they had a blast making this movie and I had a lot of fun watching it as well. I would recommend it for those who love satire and parodies, I did warn you though about the raunchiness, so if you have a weak stomach, you may wanna fast forward through a few parts.

7/10


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