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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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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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The Teen Mother Of All Movies! 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:

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

Gross:

£1,696,327 (UK) (14 June 2002)
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Star Nathan West proposed to Chyler Leigh on set, while filming the She's All That (1999) scene. See more »

Goofs

During prom night, when they have a "big" ending to the dance, Janey ends with her left foot forward but when it zooms out, Janey's right foot is forward. See more »

Quotes

Flight attendant: OH GOD! Ugh! I can't believe you fell for that crap! That's from 'Pretty In Pink!'
Janey: Are you sure?
Flight attendant: Trust me!
Jake: Excuse me, what are you doing?
Flight attendant: Let me give you a little piece of advice here, Jake. Why don't you lose the "I'm the cute and sensitive, popular boy with the big side-burns routine. It's just too pathetic! And for once tell Janey what's true in your heart. Stop being such a little bitch! And you Janey! Little miss other-side-of-the-tracks awkward rebel girl with the pseudo-intellectual ...
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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 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Blue Monday
Written by Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner and Gillian Gilbert
Produced by Josh Abraham and Orgy
Performed by Orgy
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not so bad.
23 April 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the type of movie that people instantly judge because of it's popularity. Teen movies have always been considered awful by a lot of critics and a lot of movie fans. Several people are annoyed to death by teen movies and dislike the overused stereotypes that they contain. Is it that annoyance that created this movie? Most people would say it isn't, and that it's just another reason to make another blockbuster teen movie. Personally, I think we'll never know.

What I know is that I went to my usual trip to the video store and picked three random movies without looking what they were. One of them were "Not another teen movie". I was expecting something horrible, but it wasn't so horrible after all.

I think the reason why people complained so much about this movie is that it appears to be a teen movie itself. It's very clear that the movie is made for young people who have seen the popular 80's and 90's movies. It is a parody, but certain people will tell you that it makes fun of certain classics that don't deserve this treatement. Also, they left out many other obviously bad 80's teen movies. Also.. Yes, it has bathroom humor. Yes, it has a lot of sex-related jokes.. And yes, it's full of actresses in their late 20's with big boobs pretending to be teenagers.

However, I think this movie's purpose is of course NOT to be intellectual and to bash movies in a smart way. It's just meant to be funny and entertaining. Even though some of the jokes are very vulgar, it is a funny movie and it does make fun of the most popular stereotypes that you can find in teen movies.


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