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Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alyson Stoner ... Alice McKinley

Luke Perry ... Ben McKinley

Lucas Grabeel ... Lester McKinley

Penny Marshall ... Mrs. Plotkin

Ashley Eckstein ... Miss Cole (as Ashley Drane)

Parker McKenna Posey ... Elizabeth

Dylan McLaughlin ... Patrick

Bridgit Mendler ... Pamela

Ann Dowd ... Aunt Sally

Jilanne Klaus ... Kelly

Jona Xiao ... Loretta

Boris Kodjoe ... Mr. Edgecombe

Monica Parks ... Mrs. Price
Lindsey Trout ... Salesgirl
Alexandria Basso ... Marilyn
Dan Chopin ... Milt
Belinda Quimby ... Marie

Christian Probst ... Roger
Anthony Engle ... Jared
Ayse Eren ... School Aide (as Alyse Eren)
Jordan Pfeifer ... Student #1 (as Jordan Pfiefer)
Richard Klos ... Mel
Amy Sparrow ... Jessica
John Golden ... Naked Nomad #1

Joshua Olsen ... Naked Nomad #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott McMaster ... Guitar player

Amy Holland Pennell ... Salesgirl (as Amy Holland)
Charity Barger ... School Play Audience Member (uncredited)

Gabriel Basso ... Classmate / Theater club member (uncredited)
Natalie Bram ... Student #3 (uncredited)

Ed Callison ... Pizza Parlor Patron (uncredited)
Eileen Engel ... Student (uncredited)
Carolyn Gibson ... Piano Player at School Play (uncredited)
Matthew Gowan ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Joe Hammerstone ... School Play Audience Member / Pizza Place Patron (uncredited)

BJ Lange ... Music Store Customer (uncredited)
Train Mayer ... School play audience member (uncredited)

Aleh Neliubin ... School Play Audience Member (uncredited)

Kira Powell ... Music Store Customer (uncredited)
Patrick Probst ... Teen (uncredited)
Haley Schneider ... Theater Club Member (uncredited)
Alan Sciranko ... School play audience member / Crowd member in dream sequence (uncredited)
Laura Sexauer ... Extra (uncredited)

Tyler Shaw ... School Play Audience Member (uncredited)

Jaxon Stanford ... Father of Joe 'Naked Mad' (uncredited)
Barb J. Stroud ... School Play Audience (uncredited)

Pasha Stroud ... Student on sidewalk (uncredited)
Robyn D. Stroud ... Student on Sidewalk (uncredited)

Kevin Stroup ... Christmas party guest (uncredited)

Erik A. Williams ... School Play Audience Member (uncredited)
Sarah Williford ... School Play Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Sandy Tung 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Meghan Heritage  screenplay
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  book
Declan O'Brien  story
Sandy Tung  screenplay

Produced by
Daniel Assael .... Open Pictures Executive
Carl Borack .... producer
Craig Bowie .... co-producer
Jean Russo Gould .... co-producer
Jimmy Gould .... executive producer
Mark Hauser .... executive producer
Declan O'Brien .... producer
David Peters .... producer
Dale Rosenbloom .... producer
Marie Tappero .... executive producer
Sandy Tung .... producer
Original Music by
Adam Gorgoni 
Cinematography by
Mark Mervis 
Film Editing by
Clarinda Wong 
Casting by
Krisha Bullock 
Production Design by
Cat Cacciatore 
Art Direction by
Jim Tudor 
Costume Design by
Joslyn Lawrence 
Makeup Department
Breezy Brezany .... head hair
Lisa Brockman-Kalz .... makeup department head
Katherine Broderick .... assistant makeup artist
Hermia Hamzaoui .... makeup artist
Suzy Weis .... hair artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Benjamin T. Brammeier .... second assistant director
Ron Dempsey .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kyle Crose .... production assistant: art department
Brent Jaimes .... lead man
Paul Knubley .... assistant property master
Flynn Thomas Smith .... on-set dresser (as Flynn Smith)
Tim Stephens .... set dresser
Clark Woodman .... property master
Sound Department
Chris Benson .... boom operator
Craig Clark .... supervising sound editor
Fred Early .... sound mixer
Michael Farnan .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Fitz-Simon .... foley artist
Patrick Guiraud .... sound recordist
Danny Kim .... sound effects editor
Noel Mackensen .... sound effects editor
Ross Millward .... assistant sound editor
Colin Rogers .... adr foley mixer
Teddy Salas .... supervising sound editor
Craig Schafer .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Lowell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Benson .... camera operator
Matt Dinerstein .... still photographer
Andrew Dumas .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Anne Freivogel .... assistant camera
Dan Gartner .... lighting technician
Nicholas Gartner .... lighting technician
Douglas C. Hart .... additional first assistant camera
Tim Hawn .... assistant camera
Gordon Hayman .... dolly grip
Marty Hechinger .... best boy grip
David Houlle .... gaffer
Keith Hueffmeier .... camera loader
Steve Kozel .... grip
Dave Kube .... grip
Brent Madison .... grip
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross .... key grip
Adam Reisz .... grip
Dave Rutherford .... Steadicam operator
John Sennott .... electrician
Jerry Wheat .... assistant chief lighting technician
Casting Department
Larry LaFond .... casting associate
Joni Tackette .... casting: St. Louis
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meredith J. Murray .... costume supervisor
Megan Power .... costume assistant
Music Department
Jason Dauman .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Jimmy Cowden .... transportation
Carla Klein .... transportation captain
Gracie Klein .... transportation coordinator
Glenn Korbesmeyer .... driver: honeywagon
Daniel Rodell .... driver: honeywagon
Sue Stuart .... transportation
Other crew
Ron Durham .... assistant location manager
Danielle Fawcett .... production assistant (as Danielle Pounder)
Belle Francisco .... script supervisor
Heather L. Hogan .... production assistant
J. Elizabeth Ingram .... production coordinator
John Kennamann .... production assistant
Jane L. King .... assistant: Mr. Gould
Daniel V. Kinkade .... location manager
Magali Lerbey .... continuity
Jesse Luke .... set production assistant
Brent Madison .... production assistant
Bryan Meyers .... first assistant accountant
Noelie Poullain .... continuity
Lisa Sabath .... choreographer
Heather Sharpe .... assistant production coordinator
Shari Sontag .... key production accountant
Alyson Stoner .... choreographer
Geoffrey Tippit .... office production assistant
Kay Watkins .... craft service
Tucker Wells .... key set production assistant (as Justin Tucker Wells)
Zak White .... set production assistant
Dona Ellis .... stand-in (uncredited)
Stan Salfas .... special thanks
Quinn Solomon .... special thanks

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
This makes me reread the novels, v1.04, 21 May 2012
Author: annevejb from UK

A feature that is likely to be 'extremely okay family genre' for those who have not read the novel.

The reviews to date say a positive and okay movie, just there are not so many reviews. They are also not by people who are fans of the novels, those are over in the message board.

Once upon a time a writer called Phyllis Reynolds Naylor started what was to become a very approachable series of novels about a girl called Alice McKinley. They started in The Agony Of Alice as she was moving house and about to start year seven, the senior year of her close to Washington USA elementary school, no bigger and older ones in the school. From novel 3 she is at High School part 1, years 8 and 9. From novel 13 she is at High School part 2, years 10 plus. Some aspects of the schools seem more English than USA, which might be the author trying to make the series more accessible.

I did not start reading them until the second novel and I was not expecting this feature to have much in common with the novels. For me it is a spur to go back to the first novel, then to the others, and it surprises me just how much of the feature actually is in the first novel. Not all, but a lot, though often changed in big ways. Looking at them afresh also shows me that there are many more novels available now, including prequels, ages 8, 9 and 10. This is a feature that makes me go and buy some paperbacks and by novel 16, Including Alice, they still seem really okay, just different as the storytelling changes as Alice gets older. Age 11, her world is different to age 16 and this series goes to age 18, maybe. That makes these very different to the London UK based Ally's World series of Karen McCombie, also very okay.

The casting of Alyson Stoner as Alice. Camp Rock and Suite Life make me consider that to be an excellent choice. Apart from the music and dance skills. Except that the novels would need her to be closer to the age that she was in Suite Life. How rude of me to consider that to be a weak point of this adaptation, a class of fourteen year olds playacting as eleven year olds. For me, it gets in the way.

Brother Lester, Lucas Grabeel, in the novels he is closer to Grabeel's own age. He also had lots of hair. For this 2007 movie the 22-ish year old Grabeel actually had to play a high school kid rather than a university student. The director even made him shear his head. Except, in some ways, the feature is nice for drawing out some aspects of Lester's character. I just accepted him and this feature does make me have to reconsider who the characters are, but the novels are not this Lester.

Lots of detail is changed in a way capable of horrifying fans of the book. Dad, Aunt Sally, etc. At least that is not at the level of Harry Potter movies 4, 5 and 6 where the whole spirit feels inverted, it could easily have been a lot worse. This portrayal of Alice is not quite as upside down. The film-making destructors not as active as in the later Harry Potter novels, but much more active than in Philosopher's and Chamber.

I still do not understand why so much detail was changed. Adaptations often make changes due to technical differences between book and film. A lot of the changes, here and in other adaptations, do not seem needed. For a series such as this the changes felt foul, lacking.

This is a world where some forms of vandalism have become the norm. Considered laudable, in fact. Adaptations are said to be a gesture of respect for the original. If they turn the original on its head, one way of the destructors, then I do not consider it to be a gesture of respect.

I experience this author and such as Rowling and McCombie to have a mature-ish approach to symbolism and characterisation. But many film type storytellers appear to be reactionaries, effective stories about scrambled people being given the hatchet.

I tended to consider such vandalism as the prerogative of artists in England, but it is more widespread. Educators certainly tend to have a 'destructors' mode. Health care workers, those angels are maybe my biggest problem with England, just now.

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