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:
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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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Some theater chains threatened not to screen the movie at all when distributor 20th Century Fox announced plans to rush it to VHS and DVD a mere six weeks after its opening weekend, but Fox ultimately relented and pushed the release date back a number of months. After the opening-weekend flop, Fox reinstated the original release schedule. See more »


When Justin is talking to the girl sitting under the canopy at the beach, set crew, monitors, and lighting are visible in background. See more »


Eddie: Trust me, getting rejected by text is a lot less humiliating.
BrandonJustin: Right
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It's Meant to Be
Written, Produced & Arranged by Michael Wandmacher
Lyrics by Robert Iscove
Spanish Lyrics by Jonathan Sanchez
Performed by Anika Noni Rose
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Oh. My. God.
12 February 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

There are bad movies. There are really bad movies. And then there's this one. Morbid curiosity compelled me to seek it out, just so I could see for myself exactly how dreadful it was. I got about eight minutes into the 'film' before I suddenly developed an overwhelming urge to run around hitting things very, very hard. Still, 'From Justin To Kelly' really is a must see flick if you have any dreams of breaking into the movies, because believe me, if utter garbage like this can be solicited, then quite literally anybody's got a shot.

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