Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007 TV Movie)
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The production qualities are great and the story is fun, though.
My Advice: Skip this movie and watch some chick flicks that are actually good. (Mean Girls, Heathers, She's the Man...)
The plot is very simple and has been done many times before. For an MTV movie, the actors were pretty good, except for Sarah's love interest Shannon (Brendan Miller), and an over-the-top and ultimately just irritating party coordinator played by Debra Wilson of Mad TV fame.
To go off on a tangent about poor writing, Sarah (Amanda Michalka) is a student activist that makes a big deal about taking cheese off of her pizza because she's a vegan, but has no problem eating ice-cream. And poor writing for her character also leads to her cheese-free comment of "I don't eat anything with a face"... Sorry, but cheese doesn't have a face, nor does the milk that it is made from.
Much of the dialogue is corny, and the character personas are overdone. The time between what they begin as and what they "become" happens too quickly without any transitional period. It's probably the best effort they could have made to turn an MTV reality show into a feature-length scripted movie. Overall, if you keep your expectations low, you might enjoy it. Maybe.
I found this movie entertaining and funny. It's not completely put together well but the performance by my favorite singers Aly & AJ make up for it. AJ is sweet and cool as ever and Aly is hilarious as Taylor. This movie was a huge leap for the sister duo, many fans not liking the fact that these two are growing up, they go ahead and show that they are ready to grow up and not be the same little Disney tweens.
Regine Nehy, though I have never heard of her or seen her before, did an okay job. Brendan Miller (Shannon) was pretty good and looked cute with Sarah. And I found it amusing on how much he looks and sounds like Matt Damon! Overall the movie was entertaining, pretty predictable, but funny and a nice performance from the rocking sister duo! I'll watch it again, no problem =]