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Picture This -- Ashley Tisdale stars in this hilarious teen comedy as Mandy, an unpopular high school senior who lands a date to the biggest party of the year with Drew, the school's hottest guy.
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Release Date:
13 July 2008 (USA) See more »
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A high school girl is invited to a party by the most popular boy in school -- only trouble is, she's grounded. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ashley Tisdale ... Mandy Gilbert

Kevin Pollak ... Tom Gilbert

Lauren Collins ... Alexa

Shenae Grimes-Beech ... Cayenne (as Shenae Grimes)

Robbie Amell ... Drew Patterson

Cindy Busby ... Lisa Cross
Marie-Marguerite Sabongui ... Blair

Angela Galuppo ... Kimberly

Maxim Roy ... Marsha Gilbert

Matthew Raudsepp ... Danny Sherpel
Andrew Mackay ... Lenny
Mark Ositashvili ... Peyton
Pierre Lenoir ... Salesman

Mike Tsar ... Earl - Tow Truck Driver
Justin Bradley ... Mickey Carson
Stephanie Janusauskas ... Young Mandy

Vanessa Matsui ... Makeup Girl
Erin Gardam ... Yogurt Shop Girl
Natalie Vansier ... Girl in Library
Rockne Corrigan ... Guy on Lawn

Jesse Rath ... Guy on Lawn

Dani Kind ... High School Girl
Taylor Baruchel ... High School Girl

Annie Murphy ... Kid on Phone
Annie Murphy ... Kid on Phone
Paul Van Dyck ... Starbucks Guy
Scott Hutchinson ... Stage Manager
Felicia Shulman ... Woman in Store
Melanie Doerr ... Female Doctor
Jennifer Marcil ... Alexa's Mom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lisa Marie Blair ... Snob (uncredited)
Andrée-Anne Faucher ... Cheeleader (uncredited)

David Gagné ... Guy at the party (uncredited)

Gerardo Lo Dico ... Tactical Officer (uncredited)
Josephine Schmidt ... Lisa Cross (voice: German version) (uncredited)
Marie-Pier Séguin ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Annette Woloshen ... Woman in Labor (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Herek 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Temple Mathews 

Produced by
Ronald Gilbert .... executive producer
Patrick Hughes .... producer
Stephanie Johnson .... co-producer
Brian Reilly .... producer
Ashley Tisdale .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
Cinematography by
Bernard Couture 
Film Editing by
Robin Russell 
Casting by
Andrea Kenyon 
Paul Weber 
Randi Wells 
Production Design by
Patricia Christie 
Set Decoration by
Jean-Charles Claveau 
Makeup Department
Gillian Chandler .... key makeup artist
Michelle Côté .... hair department head
Nathalie Trépanier .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gilles Perreault .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yanick DiVito .... third assistant director
Fanny Hudon .... second assistant director
Normand Labelle .... first assistant director
Art Department
Annette Bélanger .... art coordinator
Annette Bélanger .... art dept co-ordinator
Alain Omer Duranceau .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Dimitri Médard .... production sound recordist
Dimitri Médard .... sound recordist
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Purcell .... sound recordist
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard S. Steele .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Guillaume Murray .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Sean Wilson .... digital compositor
Nancy Bouchard .... stunt double
Mary-Pier Gaudet .... stunt double
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivia Aravecchia .... underwater camera support
Philippe Bossé .... still photographer
Bertrand Calmeau .... additional still photographer
Christian Caperaa .... first assistant camera
Jean-Francois Gravel .... video assist operator
Nathalie Lasselin .... underwater camera operator
Charles Marcotte .... electrician
Richard Paré .... best boy electric
Michel Robitaille .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Jennifer Lurey .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Richard A. Dominicus .... assistant editor
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Music Department
Bob Cutarella .... music supervisor
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
Scott Schirle .... music editor
Other crew
Olivia Aravecchia .... underwater crew
Lynn Beaudin .... location manager
Robert Beebe .... title designer
Sophie Boyer .... script supervisor
Jess Hunt .... producer asst
Alexander Sandy Jesion .... chief financial officer
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Nutan Khanna .... clearance/product placement coordinator
France Pelchat .... assistant locations manager
Ross Siegel .... production executive: MGM

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
92 min
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Ashley Tisdale is one of the executive producers for this movie.See more »
Bruce:What ever it is you guys are on, can I have some?See more »
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References 1984 (1984)See more »
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Cute and funny, 14 May 2013
Author: vchimpanzee

Mandy is not one of the popular girls. She doesn't live in a gated community like so many of the students at her high school. She supposedly looks like a nerd to others, but even with the glasses, she doesn't to me. And her architect father Tom, who has had to raise Mandy on his own since her mother died when Mandy was little, is more than a little overprotective.

On her eighteenth birthday, Mandy gets contacts to replace her glasses, and a phone that can send videos--not because she needed one to be like the others, but so he can spy on her! Mandy likes Drew, the hot guy at school, and after she falls in the pool and he rescues her, he likes her too. And he invites her to the party of the year. But he's still with Lisa, who is evil and hates Mandy; now she has a real reason to.

When Mandy drops her phone and Lisa finds it while Mandy is doing something her father would not approve of, that's it. Mandy is grounded. But will she let that stop her? No! With the help of Alexa and Cayenne, and a claim that she has to study with Alexa, Mandy really manages to put one over on her father.

Tom has his own problems; while checking in with Mandy every half-hour on her video phone while she is "studying", he must baby-sit the bratty son of his sister Marsha, who has an attitude.

And no matter what obstacles she faces (including more physical comedy, and more problems caused by Lisa), you just know Mandy will reach her goal!

This is nothing more than a cute teen comedy, though the deceptions are brilliantly executed and fun to watch. And there are plenty of surreal nightmares that make this at least a little more than fluff. The actor playing a furniture salesman is quite good. Kevin Pollak is too good-natured to come across as big brother, but definitely overprotective.

There's no quality acting here by the usual definition, but for what this is, everyone does a good job. Ashley is quite good-looking, even in the nerdy glasses, and really hot in the dress she eventually wears.

Ashley does sing, but it's not my kind of music at all. There is pleasant background music, but most of what is called music in this movie doesn't really qualify as music in my opinion. But I'm closer to Tom's age than Mandy's, and they didn't make this movie for me.

Even after being cleaned up for TV, this movie falls just short of family fare. It's fine for older children, but after cleanup, even some young kids could watch.

It's actually pretty good.

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