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

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Comedy

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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

Chris Evans (Jake Wyler) sang "Janie's Got a Gun" (by Aerosmith) at the stadium. During "Prom Tonight", the cast actually sings. No additional/backup voices were added. See more »

Goofs

When the movie starts, Janey is about to use her vibrator. when it is first seen the dial is all the way up on the vibrator. The camera moves when it comes back Janey pushes the dial is down and she pushes it up to turn it on. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Lipman: Heeeeeeeeeeeeere's Ricky!
Janey Briggs: Hey Ricky, what'd you do this weekend?
Ricky Lipman: Well, Friday night I stood outside your window - in the pouring rain - screaming your name for several hours. And then I spent all of Saturday and Sunday making you this great "Janey I've Been Desperately Trying To Tell You That I Am Madly In Love With You" ummmm... Mix Tape for your birthday.
Janey Briggs: A mix tape? Awwwww that's so sweet Ricky. See you in English.
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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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Spoofs Boston Public (2000) 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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Certainly not a bad film
15 March 2005 | by (Bedford, England) – See all my reviews

The IMDb ranking for this film is quite harsh in my opinion. OK, this film was never going to win an Oscar, but it's enjoyable throughout and has some very good laughs in it. I'm not a big fan of teen movies but I saw this and was impressed. It's light-hearted and not afraid to appear ridiculous (infact most of the time it does this deliberately) and it doesn't pretend to be "Just another teen movie", indeed it IS "Not another teen movie", it's a very enjoyable laugh at the expense of those films.

Don't expect your life to be changed by this film, but if you want simply a fun film to watch then you won't go far wrong seeing this one.


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