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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Sue (as Joanna Garcia)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teen Movie  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,615,116 (USA) (14 December 2001)


£1,696,327 (UK) (14 June 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The filmmakers couldn't get the rights to use footage from She's All That (1999) so they shot the scene with two different people (on the library set) and made the TV blurry so you couldn't tell. See more »


Varying from scene to scene that includes the character of Malik, between theatrical and deleted footage, his hair changes inconsistently in length and style.

This is clearly intentional - he switches through just about every stereotypically "black" hairstyle. It's consistent with his status as the parody of the "token" black character. See more »


Priscilla: This is not a cheer-ocracy, I am the cheer-tator, I will make the cheer-isions around here, and I will deal with the cheer-onsequences.
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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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User Reviews

Gorgeousness and Gorgeosity made flesh!
27 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie quite a few times, and it was great to watch every time.Surely there are some scenes which can be termed corny, but they are few and invariably counterbalanced by the absolutely great ones, which are the majority.After seeing it so many times, I have come to realize that the script is the product of many years of work, and 'ripe' for making a movie of. Also, the makers of this movie have had the courage to dive into the Absurd, which is one of the most productive, though harder to understand(for some people) types of humor. This is why there are folks who didn't like it; and it's also why the title is wholly appropriate, because it has taken all the Absurd it could find in teen movies, and put it into one great work, that laughs at traditional teen movies. Excelente!

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