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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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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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Trivia

Paul Gleason reprises his role of Richard Vernon from The Breakfast Club in a scene which parodies it word for word. See more »

Goofs

The door to the hotel room where Jake finds Austin and Priscilla is on an interior corridor, but the scene inside the room shows a draped window on the same wall as the door. 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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Referenced in Not Another B Movie (2010) See more »

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Kiss Me
Written by Matt Slocum
Performed by Sixpence None The Richer
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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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