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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Patrick J. Clifton (teleplay) &
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Release Date:
21 July 2006 (USA) See more »
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A shy and retiring high school student develops a peculiar alter ego that changes her life forever. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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A Review from an 18 year old See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kay Panabaker ... Jamie Bartlett

Danielle Panabaker ... Is

Alexandra Krosney ... Harmony
Marquise Brown ... Lindsay (as Marquise C. Brown)

Allison Scagliotti ... Sawyer Sullivan

Jason Dolley ... Connor Kennedy
Chad Broskey ... Marco Vega

Tom Virtue ... Ralph Bartlett
Connie Young ... Peggy Bartlett

Robin Riker ... Diana
Nick Whitaker ... Lenny Bartlett
Falisha Fehoko ... Jennifer #1
Malinda Money ... Jennifer #2

Joyce Cohen ... Miss Gallagher

K.C. Clyde ... Tim Kennedy (as KC Clyde)
Daniel Henze ... Wrestler

Chris White ... Student #1
Carly Burbidge ... Student #2
Sumi-Ko Wiley ... Student #3
Clayton Taylor ... Student #4 (as Clay Taylor)
Kelly Hennessey ... Preppy Girl
Melissa Hildebrant ... Geek #1
Sensi Pearl ... Geek #2 (as Cassie Nelson)
Yolanda Wood ... Christine Beckler
Kerri Cronk ... Mora
Jason Celaya ... Garth
Paisley Van Patten ... Amber Tiffany
Dustin Siler ... Ryder Donovan
Kristy Jensen ... Cadyn
David Nutter ... Gym Teacher
Susanne Sutchy ... Sales Rep
Melissa Pace-Tanner ... Woman (as Melissa Pace)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristy Bennett ... Student 5
Drew Bradley ... Skateboarder
Mattie Brandon ... Geek 3
Matthew Miles Carter ... Hot Boy
Chevy Lamont Cofield ... Student (uncredited)

Josh McLerran ... Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Hoen 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Patrick J. Clifton (teleplay) &
Beth Rigazio (teleplay)

Julia DeVillers (book)

Produced by
Don Schain .... producer
Sheri Singer .... executive producer (as Sheri Singer White)
 
Original Music by
Danny Lux 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Lonsdale 
 
Film Editing by
Louis F. Cioffi  (as Louis Cioffi)
 
Casting by
Natalie Hart 
Jason La Padura 
 
Production Design by
Mark Hofeling 
 
Set Decoration by
Ken Kirchner  (as Kenneth Kirchner)
 
Costume Design by
Tom McKinley 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Llewelyn .... key hair stylist
Robin Michelle Patrick .... hair designer
Robin Michelle Patrick .... makeup designer
Tara Starling .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Shauna Miller .... production supervisor (as Shauna Miller Schain)
Blanca Sanchez .... post-production supervisor
Don Schain .... unit production manager
Tom Summers .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matias Alvarez .... first assistant director
Tobijah Tyler .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Arneman .... property master
David Brothers .... scenic
Wray Featherstone .... assistant property master
Adam Henderson .... set dresser
Derek Hunter .... props
Michael Kirkland .... painter
Josh Moceri .... set dresser
Richard T. Olson .... art department coordinator
David Oster .... prop runner
 
Sound Department
Douglas Cameron .... production sound mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Roberta Doherty .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Edmondson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Edmonson)
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Joseph L. Garrard .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Don Shanks .... stunt coordinator
Alison Treleaven .... stunt double: Is
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Barnes .... first assistant camera
Mary Boregino .... second assistant camera
Jake Campos .... camera intern
Zep Christensen .... first assistant camera
Glenn Fisk .... jib operator
J.J. Gerber .... camera loader
George Griner .... camera operator
Fred Hayes .... still photographer
Jason Jensen .... first assistant camera
Shawn Lacy .... key grip
Don Muirhead .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ryan Muirhead .... second assistant camera
Brian Sullivan .... camera operator
Craig Sullivan .... grip
Jason Walser .... dolly grip
David M. White .... electrician
Garlan Wilde .... gaffer (as Garlan W. Wilde)
 
Casting Department
Jeff Johnson .... casting: Utah
Eileen Kennedy .... casting associate
Shawn Mehling .... extras casting
Melissa Moss .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Nelson .... costume supervisor (as Barbara J. Nelson)
Kacie Seamons .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Grant .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Steven Vincent .... music supervisor (as Steven Christopher)
 
Transportation Department
Barry Tuttle .... transportation coordinator (as Barry J. Tuttle)
 
Other crew
Holly Alderman .... production assistant
Dallin Bassett .... key office production assistant
Barbara Biddle .... in-house producer
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Jennifer Chapman .... production coordinator
Kathleen Dombo .... payroll accountant
Carole Fontana .... location manager
Kipling Hicks .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Kiely .... production accountant (as Michael A. Kiely)
Michael Kiley .... production controller
Kelly L. King .... set production assistant
Kate Morrison .... script supervisor
Jennifer Ricci .... first assistant accountant
Aaron Lee Syrett .... liaison: film commission
Cortland Wilson .... production assistant
 

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Goofs:
Continuity: During the final song, the whale is hanging back up on ceiling in perfect condition, after it had been 'dropped' as part of save the whales protest.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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Soundtrack:
I Will Be AroundSee more »

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What is the laptop/Tablet PC that Kay uses in the movie?
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Review from an 18 year old, 28 July 2006
Author: Dontcallmekeys from United States

For as long as I can remember, I've been addicted to Disney movies whether they were animated or on the Disney Channel. I remember waiting every month for the latest Disney Channel film to premiere and throughly enjoying each new film. Though I cannot pin-point exactly when it started happening but slowly Disney Channel movies began taking a turn for the worst and I stopped watching them as I grew older; no doubt they were still entertaining for little kids but one of the things I always enjoyed (and still do) about Disney is that they masterfully appeal to both children and adults, not to mention those inbetween. The first Disney Channel movie I watched in as long as I can remember was "High School Musical" and my faith in the channel was instantly renewed. But this review is not about "High School Musical", but about Disney's latest film "Read It and Weep," the first Disney Channel film since "HSM" that actually caught my attention.

"Read It and Weep" follows the (mis)adventures of a high school freshmen, Jamie, who is always on the outside looking in. True, she's got three great friends, a cool but strange older brother and loving parents but Jamie wants something more. She wants the hottest boy in school, Marco, to notice her and wants to be able to stand up against Sawyer and her gang of "Populars" for once. But, seeing as Jamie will never be able to get up the guts to do these things, she creates the character Is to live out these wishes for her. Is (short for Isabelle) is the girl that every other girl wants to be and every guy wants to date; in short, Is is perfect. Not only can Is climb the rope in gym class and get the guy, but she can also "zap" away any problem that gets in her way. Accidentally, Jamie turns in the story of Is to her English teacher and the "novel" ends up being published in the school newspaper because making it all the way to the Bestseller list. Suddenly Jamie (or rather, Is) finds herself sky-rocketing in popularity; Sawyer and the "Populars" actually want to be friends with her and Marcco is starting to look her way. But slowly, things start to get out of control, especially when Is begins to manifest herself as a more permanent part of Jamie's life and prompt Jamie to wonder how much of Is is just a character and how much of Is is in herself. Jamie faces the age-old dilemma of choosing between what she thinks she wants and what made her happy before, leaving a good message for all tweens who watch the film.

As an 18-year-old, I found certain things about the film bothersome that wouldn't even enter the mind of the tweens and younger children who watch it, so I know I'm simply nitpicking. The fact that Jamie's novel is so successful in such a short time is highly impossible, though enviable, but the plot is bearable given the fact that it's a light-hearted kid's film and the intended audience wouldn't care too much about all the steps it takes to earning that sort of career and popularity. The story is cute (based upon the pre-teen novel "How my Private Journal Become a Best Seller -sorry if that's not the exact title) and the characters are warm, though Jamie is slightly obnoxious at times. The real winner of the story, however, is Is (played by Danielle Panabaker, Kay's older sister) who doesn't get as much screen time as she should. Panabaker Sr. plays her character with a comfortable ease, no doubt feeding off the fact that she's used to upstanding her younger sis (though Kay has a promising career in front of her in the children's movie set, if I'm not mistaken) and is enjoyable the entire time.

For the intended audience, "Read It and Weep" offers a very important lesson: you don't need to be superhuman to be happy and content. Being yourself is just as fine as being like Is. While most children's films will force their messages down the throats of the kids watching, "Read It" manages to work the meaning into the story without making it painfully obvious.

As with any children's movie, the story is sub duded, written for a child to understand and enjoy (though this is one of the first Disney Channel films I remember where two of the characters actually kiss; there was only a peck on the check in "HSM." The little romance between Jamie and her background best guy friend was more then enough to keep me interested) but still manages to capture the attention of any age group. Even at the age of 18, I found the movie adorable and entertaining, something I would watch again given the chance.

While "Read It and Weep" is no "High School Musical", it is certainly a movie to stand with "HSM" when it comes to turning around the quality of Disney Channel movies. If Disney continues to make films like "Read It and Weep", which smartly appeal to kids, teenagers and older teens like myself, then they were be right back on track with the old films they used to make "back in the day." "Read It and Weep" certainly deserves a viewing, no matter your age and, if nothing else, will leave you with a hint of a smile on your face.

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