From Justin to Kelly (2003)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  20 June 2003 (USA)
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A waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania meet during spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together through their shared love of singing.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Yribar ...
Officer Cutler
Justin Gorence ...
Kaitlin Riley ...
Renee Robertson ...
Yamil Piedra ...
Mr. O'Mara
Toi Svane Stepp ...


Spring break in Miami is the scene. It's where surf-drenched guys cruise girls in bikinis and raucous parties rule day and night. It's the perfect time and place for three young women from Texas and a trio of college guys from Pennsylvania to find adventure and maybe even fall in love. In a Texas dive bar, Kelly is singing her heart out to a few local yokels when her best friends Kaya and Alexa try and tempt her away for some fun in the Florida sun. It's an easy sell--even for the cautious Kelly - and the three head for Miami. Making their way to the same destination is the "Pennsylvania Posse": college students Justin, Brandon, and Eddie. Justin and Brandon are smooth-talking party promoters, while Eddie's primed to meet Lizzie, the cyber dream girl he's been e-mailing for months. Miami Beach, beating with a rhythm all its own, is teeming with beautiful people. Kelly's friends are drawn into the beachside fun, while Kelly tentatively navigates a sea of strangers. When her eyes meet ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The tale of two American Idols

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Rated PG for thematic elements, sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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20 June 2003 (USA)  »

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From Justin to Kelly: A Tale of Two American Idols  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,715,848 (USA) (20 June 2003)


$4,922,166 (USA) (18 July 2003)

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Did You Know?


During filming on the beach in Miami, Florida, Kelly Clarkson would simply lie down in the sand and take a nap, rather than walking over to her chair, in the shade. See more »


When Brendan is being chased by the "steroid freak" on the beach, he is running between the tire tracks of the camera truck. See more »


Alexa: You okay?
Kelly: Yeah... No.
Alexa: Let's head back to the hotel.
[Alexa dumps her purse, her phone falls out]
Kelly: Oh Lex. Your phone.
[Kelly picks it up and begins to examine the text messages]
Alexa: Come on, y'all. Let's go.
Kelly: [she shakes her head after reading the messages sent to Justin] What?
Kaya: What did you do?
Alexa: Nothin'!
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That's the Way I Like It
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry Casey) and Richard Finch
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess, Anika Noni Rose,
Greg Siff and Brian Dietzen
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This is sad
21 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a poor attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the American Idol show. Unfortunately they chose to use the people rejected from the show as cast. Save the ticket fee this one comes out on video in July. Or you can keep an eye on the Late, Late, Late Show, you will see this one with its twin Glitter.

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