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Odd Girl Out (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 4 April 2005
A teenager is bullied by her former friends when they discover that she has a crush on the same boy as the most popular girl in school does.

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Cast

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Vanessa (as Alexa Vega)
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Barbara
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Alicia Morton ...
Tiffany
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Emily (as Shari Perry)
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Denise Larson
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Ms. Donnely
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Principal Jessup
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Tony
Joey Nappo ...
Ezra
Maureen Brennan ...
Soccer Coach
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Dave Larson
Asia Larkin ...
Wannabe #1
Krizia Vega ...
Wannabe #2
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Storyline

Vanessa was one of the most popular girl in school. Stacey is the queen bee of the school. When they both like the same guy Stacey and the rest of the school start to bully Vanessa. Will Vanessa fight back? Or Will she let then continue to bully her?

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic issues and language | See all certifications »

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4 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Amigas hasta la muerte  »

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On July 31, 2012 the film was released in a package of 4 Lifetime movies on DVD titled 'Surviving High School'. The other films on the DVD include For One Night, The Perfect Teacher, & Augusta Gone. See more »

Goofs

When Emily brings Vanessa the stuffed bear and the flowers, she hands the bear to Vanessa but when the scene cuts back to her, she's still holding it. Then the scene goes back to Vanessa and she too, is holding it. See more »

Quotes

Emily: [In the cafeteria] You know why they keep doggin' you?
Vanessa: Obviously I did something to Stacey. I just don't know what it is.
Emily: They do it 'cause they know it gets to you. I call 'em the white tornadoes 'cause they destroy whatever's in their path.
Vanessa: And it doesn't bother you?
Emily: They don't have anything that I want.
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Dreams In Ashes
Written by 'Amanda Abizaid'
Performed by 'Amanda Abizaid'
Courtesy of Abizaid Publishing
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Terrifying, tragic tale of adolescent cruelty
17 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The very overrated 2004 flick "Mean Girls" was praised by critics for its "biting" and "accurate" portrayal of clique-y high school girls. Please, "Mean Girls" is so tame, so glossy it should have been called "'Valley Girl' with PMS". Just a year after "Mean Girls"'s release, Lifetime released "Odd Girl Out", a terrifying tragic tale of adolescent cruelty. Based on Rachel Simmons's nonfiction book of the same name, "Odd Girl Out" is a stylized but painfully realistic look at how teenage girls will attack each other not with four-letter words or fists, but with rumors, dirty looks, and any form of underhanded bullying. "Odd Girl Out" reveals the 21st century's newest form of torment: cyber-bullying.

Our protagonist Vanessa (Alexa Vega, "Spy Kids") is an A-student comfortably situated in her popular clique of friends. When fair weather friend Niki (played by appropriately unattractive Elizabeth Rice) becomes jealous of Vanessa's social standing, she decides to take her down a peg by turning Vanessa's shallow best friend Stacy (Leah Pipes) against her and spreading hateful rumors and gossip. Gossip turns into thinly veiled insults ("That tray looks really heavy," one girl sneers at Vanessa during lunch), which in turn become relentless abuse (a web site dedicated to insulting Vanessa is put up). Vanessa tries her best to ignore this undeserved mistreatment, but the emotional pain becomes too much for her to bear. Vanessa's self-esteem and life begin to crumble, and her mother (Lisa Vidal) desperately struggles to help her anguished daughter.

As someone who was picked on (albeit not as badly) in middle school, I must say this movie is right on the mark. This is really how middle school girls behave: they'll simply choose their victim and attack at random. No rhyme, no reason, they are driven by their own self-absorption and insecurities. I'll admit it, "Odd Girl Out" made me cry for myself, for poor Vanessa, and anyone else who was victimized at that age. Vega is astonishingly good as Vanessa, who is forced to go through pure hell scene after scene. You really see the desperation and loneliness reflected in her sad brown eyes. Vidal is also in fine form as Vanessa's loving but somewhat clueless mom. Rice, Pipes, and Alecia Moore are realistic as the pack of former friends who torture Vanessa.

Some people complain that "Odd Girl Out" plays too much like a horror movie. Anyone who agrees with that sentiment obviously never attended public middle school.


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