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Read It and Weep (2006)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 21 July 2006
A shy and retiring high school student develops a peculiar alter ego that changes her life forever.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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IS
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Harmony
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Lindsay
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Sawyer
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Marco
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Ralph Bartlett
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Peggy Bartlett
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Diana
Nick Whitaker ...
Lenny
Falisha Fehoko ...
Jennifer #1
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Jennifer #2
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Miss Gallagher
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Tim (as K C Clyde)
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Storyline

Freshman Jamie Bartlett is frustrated with high-school life. She wonders what it would be like to be popular, where Marco the hunk might notice her and snooty Sawyer would remember her name. To escape the pressures of school, Jamie retreats to her journal, weaving a tale about teen heroine Isabella ("Is"), who's beautiful, self-assured, and popular and can effortlessly zap any pesky person out of her way. When she accidentally turns in her journal as a homework project, Jamie wins a writing contest and finds her books on shelves nationwide. Suddenly she's caught up in the whirlwind of photo shoots and guest appearances and starts to lose touch with her friends and herself. Meanwhile, Is becomes a real presence for Jamie, though no one else can see her. As Jamie's stardom grows, her literary alter ego pops in and out of her life to influence every move she makes. Jamie eventually becomes disenchanted with her new life and in the end must decide whether popularity is worth sacrificing ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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21 July 2006 (USA)  »

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How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller  »

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Trivia

Kay Panabaker (Jamie Bartlett) and Danielle Panabaker (Is) are sisters in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Connor and Jamie are chatting online, Connor types "No, I hate what you've become." Later, when they show the screen again, Connor's message reads, "No, I hate what you have become." See more »

Quotes

Jamie Bartlett: [typing] Connor, don't you hate me too?
Connor Kennedy: [typing] No, I hate what you've become.
Jamie Bartlett: [typing] Me too.
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Monkey in the Middle
Performed by The Merrymakers
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Totally Awesome!
24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I even have to say that I think it was almost better than High School Musical because it didn't have all the song interrupting the story line. The movie made me want to write, it made me feel what Conner felt, I know, sounds really cheesy but it's true. I could actually feel Conner's embarrassment, his love for Jameson, his happiness and how his heart jumped when Jameson finally saw him and not Marco. I think the Panabaker sisters did an awesome job. Daniel, Is, was a perfect alter ego, the point of the movie was that Is, was supposed to seem like she was helping and was a good, nice person in the beginning but towards the end she showed her other side, her alter ego, and it showed that she wanted everything to be about her. It was absolutely awesome, it really shows the point of the movie and gives a good message to kids every age. If I had 8 more thumbs I'd give it a 10 thumbs up, but I don't so 2 thumbs up!


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