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Was this a period piece?

Author: njfa4 from United States
26 November 2012

I saw this on cable, and I was hoping it was a quirky independent comedy. For a movie called "Prankster," the comedy was lacking. The dialog was outdated. I was offended by a modern movie with themes such as "girls can't be pranksters." The wardrobe was dated, from the jocks in Letter jackets to geeks in orange slip on Vans. Could this be an 80s period piece? I am not sure. Nothing seemed to confirm the date. I was shocked at how this very 80's movie could be released in 2010. I thought the retro soundtrack was a selling point. Unfortunately, generic rip offs of Vampire Weekend songs made me change the channel before the halfway mark.

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Artistic, Fun, Valuable Lessons

Author: healwithlaughs from United States
9 January 2011

You gotta love a movie that has a target audience which I would mark at 12-17 or so, YET it has enough of a message and some 'old' classic pranks to appeal to adults as well. I remember pulling a couple of these myself in middle and high school . I laughed, loved the campy style AND there are sincere messages about being yourself and trusting yourself. Why this movie isn't competing with the Hollywood stupidity released for young adults is just typical. One big super star and it might have easily entered into the fray. The acting was very believable and sincere. It isn't a movie that you have to worry your kids are going to see or purchase. Though the pranks are very funny and 'creative'...there is enough of a message to also 'grow up' and make good choices. Great first movie for the writer/director who seems to have his values in the right place.

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Funny and appropriate movie for kids

Author: matthew-944-78641 from Santa Fe, NM
7 January 2011

I review this movie from the point of view of the demographic for which it was intended. My nieces and Godchildren, all under 18, loved this movie and laughed heartily. I was surprised to see the delightful effect it had on most all of the children who saw it.

That being said, this movie is a winner if you have kids in your life who are in grade school or high school. The film has some important messages for impressionable minds, and it doesn't use profanity, anti-social behavior or nudity to make its points.

I appreciate the heart this film shows and I recommend it on that basis.

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

The Prankster - if only it was funny and good?

Author: jeffrobb69 from United States
8 January 2011

The Prankster, a local Bay Area production seemed like a great idea and the story I heard of from a friend seemed interesting so I watched it. Boy what a mistake that was. Being young I love high school movies, especially funny ones or twisted ones (Mean Girls Anyone?), but I have to say, this movie was poorly done. I mean, god, the few BIG PRANKS the kids played weren't even funny. And NO WAY DOES ANY OF US TALK LIKE THIS!!! Ha ha ha ha! I was laughing my *ss off when the girls would say "that's whack!" I never heard of that term, was it even a term? And if so, thank god it passed quickly. And parts of it seemed like they were filmed by my camcorder! Anyways, I thought I would save all of you the trouble and unfortunately, I would have to warn my friends to STAY AWAY FROM THIS Awful STUDENT FILM. I never saw it or heard of it in the movie theaters (and I go to almost every movie being a HUGE movie fan) so I am not even sure if this was a "REAL" movie. Probably some independent film made by someone fresh out of film school using mommy and daddy's money. The acting is pretty atrocious too, with the exception of a few small bright spots. Sorry to write a bad review, I never do, but I was REALLY disappointed after being referred to this movie and then wasting 2 hours watching it. Sorry guys and girls, but move along on this one and watch Mean Girls instead!

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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Laughs and Laughs!

Author: lee miller from United States
7 January 2011

I really couldn't stop laughing.

This movie is one of my favorite new comedies. The film really nails down a funny side of high school life. With all of its pluses and minuses.

Of course not everyone's high school years were this much fun. But it seems like everyone's high school experiences SHOULD have been this much fun. If one word can describe this film, it's "FUN."

Amusing characters make up the cast. The stars are both funny and realistic. The actor's lines were just so hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing. The writing and the sarcasm were a scream.

This move could hit the big time once people hear about it.

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4 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

As you realize it's a movie with pranks.

Author: Vali Valentin from Romania
15 October 2010

On my opinion this is a good movie witch reveal best what happens when there are a few pranksters in an university. The pranksters is a group of four students who plays pranks to their dean or to some of their colleges. The storyline is very good because the movie follows the life of one of the pranksters which wants to go to the college and he have to quit the pranksters group but the pranks is part of his life and he feels natural doing this. As the title shows this movie is about some pranksters so you will aspect to a lot of pranks, I honest did like all of their pranks, it were made with taste and i laughed a lot all the movie. I hope you'll like it as much as i did.Enjoy it!

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6 out of 19 people found the following review useful:

this movie should get an Oscar for sure

Author: Anas Shaikh from london
13 October 2010

its full of fun and pranks.. if you like American pie, you'd adore this movie. Not only is it realistic so teenagers can relate to some of the situations ,its also hilarious ,so your guaranteed to laugh your head off.I do every time I watch it.I would recommend this movie to any person that enjoyed Fast Times at Ridgemont High which was also a great movie. Not only did I love the storyline and plot but the actors fit the characters so well, they made them all seem so realistic.Go see this movie its awesome. This is an academy award winning film, just go in ready to laugh. I thought the writing had real wit, not to mention the hidden references and one liners that any film buff will appreciate

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