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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 July 2006 (USA)
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Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

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Kate (Brittany Snow) is the new girl in school. She catches John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) dating three different girls at once: Carrie - the smart girl, Heather - the cheerleader, and Beth - the activist slut; none of them are aware that they are not the only girl in John's heart. Kate, having been raised by a single mother, has seen the pain caused by playboys like John Tucker, and she won't stand idly by. Together with the three jilted ex-girlfriends, they hatch a plan to teach John a lesson. Things rarely go as planned, especially when Kate starts to think that she might be falling for John herself. Written by napierslogs

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Women Want Him. Men Want to Be Him. But These Girls Want to Kill Him. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

John Tucker doit mourir  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$150,634 (New Zealand) (22 September 2006)

Gross:

$41,009,669 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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In the script, the A.V. room in which the girls concoct their plans to destroy John Tucker was referred to as "The War Room". See more »

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(at around 9 mins) During the gym scene, you see Beth, Heather and Carrie sitting down after Coach Williams says "We all hate each other". As the scene cuts back to the coach who is assigning the girls to their volleyball teams, you see all three walk up behind her, and go sit down to where they were already sitting a second before. See more »

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After the cast list in the credits, the movie shows the girls walking past a staircase. A teacher is walking down and drops a whole pile of papers and the papers spread all over the staircase. A group of male teachers come by and they bend down to help. When they bend down, you see different patterned thongs. See more »

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Rahul Garg (me) must die!!!!
15 October 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Before you jump to any conclusions about how bad the movie is please see my rating for the movie, its more like a 6.5/10. But rather the title is there because after a long time and despite being a veteran of hundreds of movies I made a mistake.

Now anyone who has seen the teaser of this movie or even the poster (and title) is will realise that despite the fact that the title of the movie has a guys name this movie is very much going to have Chick Flick elements to it.

But I was bored and desperate and all of my girlfriends (no im not John Tucker just friends who are girls), were busy so I convinced my friends to come for this movie saying its along the lines of American Pie.

Obviously a bunch of guys who expect an American Pie Chickfest are going to severely disappointed when the realise that this a PG-13 movie with obvious scenes that can be found in a chick flick.

But I prepared for the same and I really liked the fact that for most of the movie the story is very much about the guy and which guy wouldn't want to be in John Tuckers shoes??!!! The chicks (save for Ashanti who looks hideous what were the filmmakers thinking casting her as the hot one, I have a theory but I rather not say), were super hot and super cute respectively and played their parts well.

Brittany Snow did a good job of playing the girl next door and Jesse played the role of the John Tucker effortlessly.

For most of the first half thankfully you almost think it is a guy flick with loads of hot chicks and male humour.

The movie may lack any really big funny scenes but it is loaded with a large amount of funny jokes some of funnier ones were the 2 or 3 failed attempts by the girls to ruin John such as the hilarious STD joke and the Womens underwear joke.

Mostly this movie is filled with chuckles and displayed some great potential of being a true satire on the over hyped high school years.

Unfortunately but after bunch of funny scenes and loads of chuckling and smiling (and did I mention ogling at Jenny Mcarthy as the super hot mom) soon enough this movie deviates towards mediocrity and becomes a run-of-the-mill teen comedy and adds some chick flick elements to boot.

Then again a climax that could have been a gratifying scene for dozens of emotional girls and sheer torture for guys was very well handled and had both the sides satisfied,especially me because I expected a 5 min monologue from a bunch of girls.

Stuff such as the soundtrack , direction etc were good but good is the least that we see nowadays, still you cannot help thinking that this movie had potential to be much more and that was clearly wasted.

Which brings me to my favourite topic the ratings, so its OK to see a guys ass in thongs or even bare its OK to use words like Sl@t, bitch and talk freely about casual sex, boobs bras and PREMARITAL UNDERAGED SEX in front of children below thirteen (and then ponder about how to tackle teenage pregnancy) but its not OK to say words like f$%k.

Once again the worst curse to films the PG-13 rating rears its ugly head.

The best part of the movie (and probably what saved me) though that its short and sweet (89 mins) and before you know it the movies over and your out of the theater feeling pretty satisfied.

In all a run-of-mill teen comedy with a something for both the guys and the girls, but just a little more for the girls.

SO GUYS NO MATTER HOW DESPERATE YOU ARE PLEASE Don't WATCH THIS MOVIE (OR ANY OTHER MOVIE OF THIS SORT) WITH A COMPANY CONSISTING OF ONLY GUYS.

This movie can definitely be put in the list of movies to watch when your up for a teen comedy and nothing else clicks.

-s chick flick elements, wasted potential, Ashanti (distractingly ugly with her MAN-ABS ), no really big scenes.

+/-s was prepared for what i was getting into, incorrect company.

+s great cast (except off-course...), decent technically, lots of chuckling and a bunch of funny scenes, super way of handling the climax.

total 6.5/10 (factoring in lowered expectations and the bad company but don't know how much better it would have been with girls around).


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