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
Melissa Joan Hart and Jaime Pressly would a few years later go on to play sisters on Melissa's sitcom Melissa & Joey when Jaime guest starred on the show. See more »
When Principal Vernon first comes into the library, the toilet seat cover isn't hanging out of the back of his pants. When he exits, the cover suddenly appears. See more »
What about her?
[indicating hunchback girl walking by]
So baby's got a little back. Hunch, that is. Naah, way too easy.
[indicates hippy albino girl playing guitar]
Albino Folk Singer:
I have no pigment...
Any girl with a guitar is hot.
Albino Folk Singer:
I need sunscreen...
Granted, she's a hippy albino. She could still be prom queen.
OK, uh, what about the Fratelli sisters?
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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 »
A 2005 extended DVD cut features 10 minutes of additional footage. See more »
Having seen 16 Candles, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Buelers Day off, The Breakfast Club and just about every film John Hughes ever made, I was able to appreciate this movie for all that it really is and make comparisons with the original. Absolute hilarity from the very beginning as it takes of 16 Candles except everybody remembers when, in this case, she would have wanted them too forget.(Vibrator incident) What follows is a slant on everything Hughes ever made "We are all just one big group here at John Hughes High, now everybody break off into smaller groups, take a good look at the people next to you, they will be your only friends for the next 4 years". this movie made me laugh and laugh, I dont know how some of my friends who haven't seen any Hughes movies except for Ferris Buellers Day Off would find some parts funny, but thats what you get for not watching fine movies, "Human recastranant!!!" Score: 9/10 (lost 1 point for the grandma kiss and the fact it didn't rip on Some Kind of Wonderful)
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