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Sorority Wars is one of those movies that will surprise you. Its a fun
and entertaining story that takes you on the journey of a rushee caught
between 2 feuding sororities. The character development of the main
character is great, its easy to stand behind her as she goes through
every moment. Great performances by the core cast, especially Lucy Hale
and Faith Ford.
I found myself truly enjoying this movie and following the story every step of the way. Its not in the ranks of some of the great teen movies, but it stands on its own, and stands tall. The best way i can describe this is...its fun.
-- It's about what you can expect from one of these kinds of movies,
but it was very cute and the acting was good. If you're bored and want
to find a cute family film, you found it.
It of course has the personal lessons, stand up for what you believe in and know who your true friends are but I tend to like movies where the main character is easier to relate to, the one in this film seems perfect.
She's pretty, speaks her mind, has the loyalty thing going, great family, talented, incredibly intelligent, gets attention from "like the hottest guy ever". So over all, average.
I rented this because of the actresses in this movie (and the plot
appealed to me), and the resulting product surprised me. The daughter
in the movie goes to college and agrees to pledge her mother's
sorority. Unfortunately, the girls in this chapter turn out to be
shallow snobs who care little about her, and she also checks out
another one. After overhearing two sisters talking about "illegal
stuff", she reports it, the sorority gets stripped of its upcoming
formal, and she gets shunned by the campus population. Her best friend
stays in the other sorority and becomes a "mean girl." She finally gets
into the other sorority as a "late pledge," her mother is not too happy
(as you can imagine), and an all-out war between the two sororities
begins. I think this says something about our society and becoming our
own person. I recommend it.
*** out of ****
"Sorority Wars" is a made-for-TV movie that, in many ways, is much
better than many commercial motion pictures. The writing is sharp and
well-developed, advancing the story, sometimes in humorous ways. The
directing and editing move the storyline along smoothly and naturally
without effort on the viewer's part.
While it may appear that girls and women would comprise the audience, the film has a great deal to offer males, namely an understanding of female competition, while seeking one's acceptance into a social network. The movie explores revenge and spiteful treatment of those ostracized by the college Greek system.
One of the most important elements deals with parental influence as freshmen attempt to establish themselves as independent individuals. Failing is often a major part of succeeding, and determines what group peer pressure elements are acceptable.
The last reason this film is excellent is Lucy Hale. She appears in nearly every scene, so consistency of her character is vital to the film's success. While her career is just getting started, Lucy's delivery and enthusiasm in acting, dancing, and singing demonstrate multi-talent that, a few years from now, may remind us of Doris Day.
The "On Demand" synopsis pretty well told it all. The questions weren't
what was going to happen, only occasionally when. Lots of pretty
people, although generally cardboard, even prettier campus
housing/sorority houses. The hope is that this was all silly fiction,
from the incredibly huge dorm rooms (two people in a room four times
the size my daughter shared with three), to the silly trivia quiz, to
the only course anybody seems to have gone to being art. To think that
there could be people that actually pay $50K a year to have their
children go to such an institution says things about our society I'd
rather not address (gratuitous comment added to make the ten
lines--this film isn't worth that many on its merits).
If you have nothing better to do, and you don't actually think about it, it isn't overly painful, but be warned, the banality oozes.
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