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For this Disney Channel television movie Get A Clue, Lindsay Lohan
turns Nancy Drew in everything, but name to solve the mystery of her
disappearing teacher. Turns out that the teacher has a mysterious past,
Ian Gomez used to be a high profile banker who was accused of
embezzling ten million dollars from a bank he worked for in Arizona and
has been living under an alias and teaching at a fashionable prep
school where Lindsay goes. Gomez is also carrying on a romance with
fellow teacher Amanda Plummer.
But when Lindsay publishes an article in the school newspaper with his picture, somehow it comes to the attention of the police and other folks seeking to know Gomez's whereabouts.
When Gomez fakes his death and disappears, Lindsay and her friends don't believe it and the four of them, Brenda Song, Bug Hall, and Ali Mukaddam go on the case. It's amazing that the kids seem to be one step ahead of the cops and the other seekers through creative use of the internet. Doesn't say much for New York's finest.
Get A Clue is an amusing teen comedy that has its moments. It's not the best work that the Magic Kingdom ever did nor is it the top tier of Lindsay Lohan's work.
The short of the long of it Get a Clue is a terrible movie. The direction, acting, and everything else looks like it was done by 8th graders doing a video for their history project. The film still manages to be some what enjoyable at the fact that it is a fluffy little Disney Channel Original Movie and slapped with that title takes all the credibility away from it instantly. The plot follows Lexy Gold(Lindsay Lohan) a wealthy 13 year old living in New York and attending the exclusive Milington Prep Academy. When her teacher goes missing and is suspected to be murdered her and her friends go on the case to discover the "SHOCKING" truth. The ultimate truth is far from shocking or believable. The most enjoyable part of this movie seeing Lindsay Lohan in her pre Mean Girls days, in this movie she has a certain Innocent quality that has now rubbed off now that she is Hollwood's "it" girl.
I'm not really big on the Disney TV movies, especially when they stoop down to those who are pre-teens (as a 23 year old, it kinda insults my intelligence). Maybe it had to do with Lindsay Lohan, who did a really great job in the Parent Trap. Anyway, as I sat there and watched it, I became hooked on it. It probably had something to do with the plot dealing with investigative journalism, and me being a Journalism/Mass Comm major here at Iowa State. Anyway, I think one of the best things they did in Get a Clue was they kept the plot simple. Sure, they didn't let on what has actually happened, but revealing everything was timely. While it was a little cheezy and corny (to be expected from Disney), it was not all that predictable. It had a little of everything: action; suspense; mystery; comedy; and just a touch of kiddy-romance. The actors all did an incredible job in this movie. It's just too bad Lindsay isn't 5 years older - that would put her age in my ballpark and then she could be thought of as all of the other actresses of our generation are thought of! 9 out of 10
A typical disney channel original movie.A rich girl named Lexy Gold is an advice columnist for her school newspaper. She enters a story about the friendship between two teachers from her school and enters it to The Daily Examiner. Then one of the teachers disappears, and her and her friends try to find out what happened to him. In my opinion, it's kind of unbelievable how EVERY student in her school dresses like a fashion model. But it was fun to see Alfalfa ( Bug Hall ) again. **** stars out of *****.
Disney has probably always aimed for a certain demographic but they
have a habit of appealing to everyone at once rather by accident or on
purpose. Get a Clue which starred the not yet famous, Post Parent Trap
Lindsay Lohan falls into the enormously successful Lizzie McGuire,
That's So Raven rage of the current youngsters.
Get A Clue is the story of upper side New York's Lexy Gold. Daughter of rather wealthy parents and student at an upper class Private School. She happens upon some juicy gossip when she discovers two of her teachers are having a love affair and she catches them on camera and prints a story about it. The story is picked up by a major newspaper and awards Lexy with a young Journalism award but unfortunately the story causes a stir within the school and with the two teachers involved. Next thing everyone knows, Mr. Walker, the male counterpart of the relationship has disappeared and people are beginning to presume him dead. Detectives are snooping around and Lexy is determined to do some detective work on her own to help find Mr. Walker. What she uncovers with the help of her best friend and two unlikely male allies is a mystery of embezzlement and mistaken identities.
Consider it a modern day version of Nancy Drew. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Disney intended this to be a regular TV Series, with it's general set up and premise. It's a detective show for kids. Mix Murder She Wrote with Clueless and you'll have what it's about. Clueless is stamped all over this despite the title of the film. The downside is the acting is HORRENDOUS...frightening even. Lindsay Lohan doesn't even show any redeeming acting qualities in this film. But for what it's worth which is a KIDS mystery film it's alright. It won't hurt you too badly to watch it with your kids and it has some moral messages thrown in for good measure. Even for Lohan fans, it's not horrible but you won't be blown away by any means. 5/10
This Disney Channel Original Movie started out silly. Like a kiddie soap
opera. But 20 some minutes later.... It became a mystery! Now it makes
why this movie was delayed from Jan.2002 to June 2002 along with Kim
Like Kim Possible , Lexi is an oridinary teen girl who well thinks she knows everything..but shes not a superhero.. Later she takes the case as her own to find the truth!
I wont give away anything because you have to see this, Its not the type of movie you want to spoil for someone!
Have fun watching!
I don't know if it was because the film was so good the time flew past,
or just the pace of the storyline got me engrossed, but Get A Clue
seemed to be shorter than a lot of Disney TV movies. However, the
script was well wrote that length didn't matter, because the content
was pretty good.
Having missed the first ten minutes, I didn't quite understand Lindsay Lohan and Brenda Song's characters, but however they were supposed to be, they played the part well. Bug Hall was a good actor too, and the chemistry between him and Lohan was brilliant.
The ending seemed a little premature though, as if it wasn't really thought through. All in all, however, this is a good film, but I'd mainly recommend it if you're a Lindsay fan.
This is a better than average Disney TV. The leads, Lindsey Lohan and
Bug Hall, can actually act. There actually IS a plot, and the minimal
level of "contrived perkiness" will make the film more palatable to
On the positive side, there are NO superheroes in the entire film, and no overly caffeinated High Schoolers pretending to be Pop Stars. IT makes for a refreshing change of pace from the more modern Disney films.
This is not High Quality Entertainment, but it is an entertaining little film which you can watch with your family and not be disturbed by the content.
Lexy Gold (Lindsay Lohan) is a privileged twelve year old who has spent
her entire life amongst the wealthy and elite of Manhattan. Clad in
Prada, she prides herself on her ability to get the scoop and serve it
up in her school's gossip column. When a photo she has taken of her
teachers is published in the city's daily paper, things start getting
weird and a teacher (Ian Gomez) goes missing. Bug Hall is the competing
reporter. Brenda Song is her best friend. They form a group to
investigate the mysterious teacher disappearance.
This is a Disney movie that's a cross between Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew except more silly and juvenile. It isn't young Lindsay's best film although not really her fault.
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When I first saw it, I thought, hey this movie is pretty cool, but then I kept watching it over and over again and it got, well, more annoying. I only like it because Lindsay Lohan is starring in it. I don't really think every kid in New York dresses so trendily. Anyway, Get a Clue would be a bit better if they got different actors. The movie was supposed to be comedy, but I didn't think it was that funny. Like, when everyone was coming in the hotel and chasing everyone, it wasn't that funny, and in the beginning when Lexy woke up and touched the side of her mouth where she had drooled the night before and then wiped some of it away with her hand with a disgusted look, it wasn't that funny either. I don't really think Lexy is spoiled, but I might in real life.
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