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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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Don't Get Mad, Get Even See more »

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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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Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Tucker doit mourir  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Since shooting took place during the actual school year in an existing high school, the crew had to ask students for permission to use and re-dress their lockers for shooting. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) When John is playing basketball and Kate is a cheerleader, the countdown time reads 41.5 seconds to the next period. However, more than 30 seconds passes and yet when the countdown timer appears next, the timer reads 16.1 seconds; the man holding the camera and the woman beside him disappear from the scene entirely, even though they were right behind John; and the coach has also moved approximately 10 feet from where he was while telling John to get in the game. See more »

Quotes

Scott: I don't think she's your type...
John Tucker: Girl is my type!
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Crazy Credits

A little bit into the credits and there's a scene in Tokyo, Japan. There are three girls out by a fountain looking at their cell phones. Of course, the picture on the cell phone screen in John Tucker in thong. See more »

Connections

References The O.C. (2003) See more »

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I Never
Written by Jenny Lewis and Blake Soper (as Blake Sennett)
Performed by Rilo Kiley
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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