5.3/10
27,032
78 user 107 critic

I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 July 2009 (USA)
Trailer
2:35 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Reviews
Popularity
3,801 ( 337)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fired Up! (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sarah Roemer
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.

Director: Jim Field Smith
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller
Just Friends I (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris
Dirty Deeds (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American Pie-like teen comedy in which a high school senior tries to become the first student in years to complete the Dirty Deeds, an outrageous series of challenges that must be ... See full summary »

Director: David Kendall
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Lacey Chabert, Charles Durning
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert
Accepted (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Director: Steve Pink
Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively
Sex Drive (2008)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A transfer student to a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and she not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles, Gustavo Carr
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

Director: Walt Becker
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson
Road Trip (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart
Miss March (2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore
Stars: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Rich Munsch (as Jack T. Carpenter)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Violet Columbus ...
Edit

Storyline

When Dennis Cooverman gives the commencement speech at his graduation, his friend tells him to let it all out. So he proclaims his love for Beth Cooper the head cheerleader, and says things about everyone in the graduating class as well as some other people. Later Beth confronts him and he invites her to a graduation party at his house. And to his surprise she and two of her friends show up. But also some of the people he offended with his speech, who want to tear him apart. And one of them is Beth's boyfriend whom she just broke up with. So they all get in Beth's car and drive away. And what follows is a wild adventure. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Five Little Words Can Change Your Life See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aishi no Besu Kûpâ  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,919,433 (USA) (10 July 2009)

Gross:

$14,793,904 (USA) (25 September 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the afterword to the book this film was based on, author Larry Doyle admitted he initially conceived this story as a movie. When he was unable to generate interest, he published the story as a novel. It subsequently generated enough popularity to spark interest in adapting it for film, and Doyle was invited to write the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

Rich quotes a line from the movie Scarface and gives the release date of the film as 1982. "Scarface" was actually released in 1983. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rich Munsch: You will never see her again. Nunca!
See more »

Crazy Credits

High school photos of the principal cast and crew are shown with their names in the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
Written by Joel O'Keeffe & Vick Wright
Performed by Airbourne
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
not the worst but lead is problematic
21 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Valendictorian Dennis Cooverman (Paul Rust) gives the craziest of all graduation speech. First he proclaims "I love you, Beth Cooper". Beth (Hayden Panettiere) is the hot popular cheerleader. That's before his speech makes enemies. He even declares that his best friend Rich Munsch (Jack Carpenter) is gay. He invites her to his graduation party. It's only him and Rich but then surprisingly, Beth shows up with her girlfriends Cammy (Lauren London) and Treece (Lauren Storm).

This movie really struggles with Paul Rust as the lead. He's a geeky looking guy but not nearly adorable enough. He's quirky but not that funny. The character really demands to be played by a faux-geek rather a real nerd like Rust. Hayden Panettiere's character is not somebody on a pedestal. She's a little bit complicated and that's a good thing. The problem is that she's not the lead. Rust is the lead and he can't carry the movie.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This Movie Will Give False Hope to Nice Guys pachaaspaisa
I really enjoyed this movie Eirik59
Dennis's Nose vhab360
Doesnt Jack Carpenter look like Jay Burachel?!!?? Hellzplaygroundz
Why are there army guys in high school? samdbuk
Cameron is cooler than Ferris original_k
Discuss I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page