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From Justin to Kelly (2003)

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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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Storyline

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)

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

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

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 »

Goofs

During the dance sequence for "That's the Way (I Like It)" Kelly's shoes change twice. At the beginning, she is wearing open-toed black shoes, which turn to sneakers for about two seconds, then back to open-toed shoes. At the end, she's wearing sneakers. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Raising the Stakes (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar
Written by Tommy Sims and Ruby Amanfu
Performed by Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini
Published by Famous Music Publishing Company Ltd and BMG Music Publishing Ltd
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I can't believe I watched it.
6 August 2004 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I was forced to go see this with a friend for her birthday. I knew it would be dumb but thought that it would at least be something to laugh at. It was one of those rare movies that is too bad even for perverse entertainment. As it began I thought well the story will be stupid but maybe it will have good songs. The songs were the worst part! The transitions into these musical numbers were so awkward. And the songs themselves were not remotely entertaining. Kelly comes off as likable in the movie but I grew to despise every other character in the space of 15 minutes. I don't see this becoming a cult classic. It also made me feel relieved that I never went to Florida for Spring Break. Kelly Clarkson is a sweet girl but she should stick to singing and get a new agent.


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