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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

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If You Liked Scary Movie, who gives a shit. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Movie 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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Trivia

Cerina Vincent, who plays Areola the naked foreign exchange student, is known for playing Maya the Yellow Ranger on Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999). This makes her one of the few Power Ranger actors to appear nude onscreen. Chyler Leigh's brother, Christopher Khayman Lee, was the Red Ranger in Power Rangers in Space (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Janey falls through the stairs, it is obviously a stunt double who has well developed arm muscles. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Briggs: [to Janey] Good night, Pumpkin Tits.
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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 Unbreakable (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Message of Love
Written by Chrissie Hynde
Performed by Saliva
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not so bad.
23 April 2004 | by IdolprincessSee all my reviews

This is the type of movie that people instantly judge because of it's popularity. Teen movies have always been considered awful by a lot of critics and a lot of movie fans. Several people are annoyed to death by teen movies and dislike the overused stereotypes that they contain. Is it that annoyance that created this movie? Most people would say it isn't, and that it's just another reason to make another blockbuster teen movie. Personally, I think we'll never know.

What I know is that I went to my usual trip to the video store and picked three random movies without looking what they were. One of them were "Not another teen movie". I was expecting something horrible, but it wasn't so horrible after all.

I think the reason why people complained so much about this movie is that it appears to be a teen movie itself. It's very clear that the movie is made for young people who have seen the popular 80's and 90's movies. It is a parody, but certain people will tell you that it makes fun of certain classics that don't deserve this treatement. Also, they left out many other obviously bad 80's teen movies. Also.. Yes, it has bathroom humor. Yes, it has a lot of sex-related jokes.. And yes, it's full of actresses in their late 20's with big boobs pretending to be teenagers.

However, I think this movie's purpose is of course NOT to be intellectual and to bash movies in a smart way. It's just meant to be funny and entertaining. Even though some of the jokes are very vulgar, it is a funny movie and it does make fun of the most popular stereotypes that you can find in teen movies.


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