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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

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A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.

Director:

Joel Gallen

Writers:

Mike Bender (as Michael G. Bender), Adam Jay Epstein | 3 more credits »
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5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chyler Leigh ... Janey Briggs
Chris Evans ... Jake Wyler
Jaime Pressly ... Priscilla
Eric Christian Olsen ... Austin
Mia Kirshner ... Catherine Wyler
Deon Richmond ... Malik
Eric Jungmann ... Ricky Lipman
Ron Lester ... Reggie Ray
Cody McMains ... Mitch Briggs
Sam Huntington ... Ox
JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Sandy Sue (as Joanna Garcia)
Lacey Chabert ... Amanda Becker
Samm Levine ... Bruce
Cerina Vincent ... Areola
Beverly Polcyn ... Sadie Agatha Johnson
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Storyline

At John Hughes High School, the students are the same as just about every other teenager in a teen movie. The popular jock, Jake, takes a bet from Austin, the cocky blonde guy, that he can transform Janey, the pretty ugly girl, into the prom queen before the prom. But two people are trying to stop Jake from succeeding: his evil sister, Catherine, the cruelest girl in school, and Priscilla, the bitchy cheerleader. And all of their friends are the same as any other teen movie: Areola, the naked foreign exchange student, Les, the beautiful weirdo, Malik, the token black guy, the desperate virgins, Amanda Becker, the perfect girl, Ricky, Janey's obsessed best friend, and Sadie, the VERY old undercover reporter. Written by Will

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Forget Every Thing you Thought You Knew. Because this Christmas We're Changing ALL the Rules! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexual content and humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Things I Hate About Clueless Road Trips When I Can't Hardly Wait to Be Kissed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,615,116, 16 December 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,252,284

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,468,332
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chyler Leigh has admitted to being under the influence of cocaine throughout the majority of this movie. See more »

Goofs

Varying from scene to scene that includes the character of Malik, between theatrical and deleted footage, his hair changes inconsistently in length and style.

This is clearly intentional - he switches through just about every stereotypically "black" hairstyle. It's consistent with his status as the parody of the "token" black character. See more »

Quotes

Les: I'm not ordinary.
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Crazy Credits

Two bonus scenes at the end: Mr Briggs, in a parody of a scene from "American Pie", talks about a "three-way" while holding two pies. The albino folk singer sings about being blinded from her corneas burned out by the sun. (This scene comes after all the credits have finished.) See more »

Alternate Versions

A 2005 extended DVD cut features 10 minutes of additional footage. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Sixteen Candles (1984) See more »

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Prom Tonight
Written by Ben Folds, Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson
Produced by Ben Folds and Mixed by Fredrik Sarhagen
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User Reviews

 
Gorgeousness and Gorgeosity made flesh!
27 February 2005 | by olarudanSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie quite a few times, and it was great to watch every time.Surely there are some scenes which can be termed corny, but they are few and invariably counterbalanced by the absolutely great ones, which are the majority.After seeing it so many times, I have come to realize that the script is the product of many years of work, and 'ripe' for making a movie of. Also, the makers of this movie have had the courage to dive into the Absurd, which is one of the most productive, though harder to understand(for some people) types of humor. This is why there are folks who didn't like it; and it's also why the title is wholly appropriate, because it has taken all the Absurd it could find in teen movies, and put it into one great work, that laughs at traditional teen movies. Excelente!


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