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The Perfect Score (2004)

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Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

Director:

Brian Robbins

Writers:

Marc Hyman (story), Jon Zack (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erika Christensen ... Anna
Chris Evans ... Kyle
Bryan Greenberg ... Matty Matthews
Scarlett Johansson ... Francesca
Darius Miles ... Desmond
Leonardo Nam ... Roy
Tyra Ferrell ... Desmond's Mother
Matthew Lillard ... Larry
Vanessa Angel ... Anita Donlee
Bill Mackenzie ... Lobby Guard
Dan Zukovic ... Mr. G
Iris Quinn ... Kyle's Mother
Lorena Gale ... Proctor
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Receptionist
Lynda Boyd ... Anna's Mother
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Storyline

Six teenagers from diverse backgrounds - among them the school's star basketball player - conspire to break into a SAT testing center to steal the answers in hope of acing their exam. They ultimately realize that the answer to their problems and the key to their happiness may not lie in achieving a perfect score. Written by maria

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The S.A.T is hard to take. It's even harder to steal.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Paramount Pictures

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voll gepunktet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,873,819, 1 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,387,706, 28 March 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first of six films that Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in together. See more »

Goofs

The cheat sheets the kids made only had the letter answers. The SAT uses many different forms with both a different order of questions and a different order of answers. So the cheat sheets would have been useless. See more »

Quotes

Desmond Rhodes: [when group explains reasons for cooperating] I'm here cuz the SAT is racist.
Matty: Well, that didn't take long, did it?
Desmond Rhodes: What, you don't think so? Who made the test? Rich white guys. Who scored the highest on the test?
Roy: [interrupts Desmond] Asian chicks. Middle-class asian girls who watch less than an hour of television a day. They can't drive, but they can kick the shit out of the SAT.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: A Test Before Trying (2013) See more »

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In This Diary
by Kris Roe
Performed by The Ataris
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A PG-13 Teen Movie...that works
30 January 2004 | by nikecjcSee all my reviews

Those expecting cinematic events like the Godfather or Saving Private Ryan.

Stop reading this.

Those expecting crude teen humor films featuring underage drinking and nudity, such as Road Trip and Varsity Blues.

Stop reading this.

But those of you looking for a teen movie full of the typical adolescent hinjinx and cheap laughs.

Start reading this.

The Perfect Score won't light up the box office or have everyone waiting day after day for its release onto DVD.

Instead, it's a movie targeted towards middle schoolers, high schoolers, and most college students.

Typically good kids under rough circumstances, most of us who have taken the SATs remember the pain in the arse they were. Throw in two very attractive, and talented acting-capable, girls...two guys and a jock...and an Asian pothead quick with one liners...

and you got a pretty solid movie.

While the Perfect Score won't give you everything you want, I feel that it will make you just happy enough that you caught the showing.

So if you're looking for a movie to sit back and relax too...and perhaps vicariously wonder if you could steal the answers to the SAT...check out the movie.

I enjoyed it, and chances are if you kept on reading this post.

You will too.


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