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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | | 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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Comedy | Romance

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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:

$14,276,534 (USA) (28 July 2006)

Gross:

$41,009,669 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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Director Betty Thomas' dogs, Jackie and Rico, were constantly on set during filming and had to be cut out of several scenes. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

John Tucker: So you're lab partners with Kate, right? We talk. What's her deal?
Scott: Yeah, I don't know. I don't think she's your type.
John Tucker: Girl is my type.
Scott: Alright, well then maybe you're not her type. She's into stuff like old school Elvis Costello, she listens to obscure podcasts, she reads Dave Eggers. You know, she's deep, man.
John Tucker: Dude, I'm deep. I'm dating the poetry club.
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Crazy Credits

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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References Chasing Papi (2003) See more »

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Dirty Little Secret
Written by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler
Performed by The All-American Rejects
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprisingly good
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today it was 100 degrees in New York City and frankly I went more for the air conditioning than the content, but this movie was much better than the trailer or the critics give it credit for. As solid as "Bring it On," it is definitely a notch above the average teen comedy; not quite "Mean Girls" but a good substitute. The girls are all terrific and Jesse Metcafe struts his acting and physique to an even higher standard than what he demonstrated on Desperate Housewives.

Filled with quite a few clever innuendos, it might make a few moms and dads cringe, but I guess kids today have heard worse. Also, it cleverly used remakes of classic songs for the bulk of its score.


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