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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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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?


Buildings in the movie are named for makers of the movies that are being parodied. For example, John Hughes High School, "Anthony Michael Dining Hall" (Anthony Michael Hall), and "Harry Dean Stadium" (Harry Dean Stanton). See more »


In the beginning of the movie, when Janey's grandparents walk into her room, she gasps, but her lips don't move. See more »


Janey: You never noticed my glasses and my ponytail.
Jake: And don't forget the paint-covered overalls.
Janey: Right... you never noticed those either.
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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

Anti-Teen Movie Genius
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie! It out does even the best of Mel Brooks films! Name one other movie that manages to make fun of over 12 teen movies at the same time and maintain plot cohesion. The only reason I wouldn't give it a 10 out 10 is because none of the story line is original to the film. All the stereotypical characters are well acted and the script keeps you laughing throughout the entire film. It is the best teen movie out there, even though it is making fun of all the rest of them. It is filled to the brim with tramps, hotties, jocks, hormone driven underclassmen, high school jargon and all the other things we have come to enjoy and loathe about teen movies.

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