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Pretty Persuasion (2005)

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A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

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Manipulative high school sophomore Kimberly Joyce leads her friends Brittany Wells and Randa Azzouni in bringing charges of sexual assault against Percy Anderson, their English and drama teacher at an exclusive private school in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, local reporter Emily Klein, originally assigned to do an insignificant piece on the school, hopes that the scandal will launch her into celebrity in the television news business, while Kimberly's bigoted father, Hank, is concerned primarily with the effect that his daughter's accusations may have on his business. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content and graphic dialogue involving teens, and language | See all certifications »

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25 May 2006 (South Africa)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$58,570 (USA) (12 August 2005)

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$305,688 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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Christopher Meloni's character of Russel, Emily's editor/boss was cut from the film. He still receives a 'special thanks' credit. See more »

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Kimberly Joyce: I have respect for all races, but I'm very glad that I was born white. As a woman, it's the best race to be. Especially if you want to become an actress, like I do.
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Kimberly Joyce: If I wasn't white, then the next thing I would wanna be is Asian because a lot of men like Asian girls because they think they're docile and subservient and sweet which I don't really think is true because I once met this Asian girl at summer camp one time and she was a real bitch.
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Kimberly Joyce: If I couldn't be white and I also ...
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What Goes On
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by The Velvet Underground
Published by Screen Gems/EMI Ltd. a/c Oakfield Avenue Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A fine mixture of "Election" and "Heathers"
9 June 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview screening of this the other day and felt like I needed to get the word out on this movie pronto. It is SO wrong and twisted, I loved it. I won't give anything away, but Evan Rachel Wood is amazing -- actually, everyone was amazing. I'm so looking forward to this coming out this summer, cause I will definitely see it again.

I'm sure some people might compare it to "Mean Girls" but that's totally wrong. I would compare it more to "Heathers" although it's such a darker comedy that goes places you won't expect, that I really haven't seen anything like it before. This isn't about high school or really teen life, but more a social commentary about racism, sex, war, family, and fame -- or the lack of.

I'm looking forward to hearing what others think about the film. Anyone know if there's a trailer online?


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