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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

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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


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$37,882,551 (USA) (1 February 2002)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mia Kirshner and Eric Christian Olsen would go on to appear in the television series 24 (2001). See more »


When Jake is talking with Reggie Ray in front of the lockers, he pulls the lock up on his locker. In the next shot, from Reggie Ray's view, he pulls the lock up again and then opens his locker. See more »


Catherine: Can I ask you a question? Why is it then whenever I tell a guy to put it wherever they want, they always stick it in my ass?
Malik: Damn.
Jake: That's way too much information for me, Catherine.
Catherine: Oh no Jake. Way too much information would be telling you that whenever they're done I always take a huge dump.
Malik: Shit.
Catherine: On their chest.
Malik: Oh, that is whack.
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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

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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