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From Justin to Kelly (2003)

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A waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania meet during spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together through their shared love of singing.

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Robert Iscove

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Kim Fuller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Clarkson ... Kelly
Justin Guarini ... Justin
Katherine Bailess ... Alexa
Anika Noni Rose ... Kaya
Greg Siff ... Brandon
Brian Dietzen ... Eddie
Jason Yribar Jason Yribar ... Carlos
Theresa San-Nicholas ... Officer Cutler
Justin Gorence Justin Gorence ... Greg
Christopher Bryan ... Luke
Kaitlin Riley Kaitlin Riley ... Ashley
Renee Robertson Renee Robertson ... Brianna
Yamil Piedra ... Darren
Marc Macaulay ... Mr. O'Mara
Toi Svane Stepp Toi Svane Stepp ... Lizzie
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Storyline

Spring break in Miami is the scene. It's where surf-drenched guys cruise girls in bikinis and raucous parties rule day and night. It's the perfect time and place for three young women from Texas and a trio of college guys from Pennsylvania to find adventure and maybe even fall in love. In a Texas dive bar, Kelly is singing her heart out to a few local yokels when her best friends Kaya and Alexa try and tempt her away for some fun in the Florida sun. It's an easy sell--even for the cautious Kelly - and the three head for Miami. Making their way to the same destination is the "Pennsylvania Posse": college students Justin, Brandon, and Eddie. Justin and Brandon are smooth-talking party promoters, while Eddie's primed to meet Lizzie, the cyber dream girl he's been e-mailing for months. Miami Beach, beating with a rhythm all its own, is teeming with beautiful people. Kelly's friends are drawn into the beachside fun, while Kelly tentatively navigates a sea of strangers. When her eyes meet ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The tale of two American Idols


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

American Idol Website | Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From Justin to Kelly: A Tale of Two American Idols See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,715,848, 22 June 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,922,166, 20 July 2003
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Company Credits

Production Co:

19 Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide." See more »

Goofs

When Justin is talking to the girl sitting under the canopy at the beach, set crew, monitors, and lighting are visible in background. See more »

Quotes

Justin: Hey, you're the girl from the beach.
Kelly: My friends call me Kelly for short.
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Alternate Versions

An extended version, running about nine minutes longer than the theatrical version, is available on video and DVD which has a few extended scenes including a "Dare to Be Bare" contest, and two extra musical numbers called "Brighter Star" and "With Love From Me to You." Also the musical number, "Wish Upon a Star" is slightly extended with addtional lyrics and more sensual dancing. See more »

Connections

References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

That's the Way I Like It
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry Casey) and Richard Finch
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess, Anika Noni Rose,
Greg Siff and Brian Dietzen
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If You Read Only One User Comment On Here, Uh, This Is Probably About The Same As It
5 April 2005 | by georgebobolinkSee all my reviews

Before Kelly Clarkson actually started producing some decent pop, this was pretty much the only product of American Idol for a bit. And what an product it was. The sheer lack of enthusiasm put forward in this movie is, to say the least, daunting.

Set during a spring break, Kelly, the clichéd Texan girl who wants to be a big singer but is stuck in a lowly bar, runs into Justin, who smiles an abnormally large amount and has a really, seriously ridiculous perm. I mean, come on. It looks like cotton candy. They both go to Florida, and watch loads of "babes" and do a bunch of PG-13 related spring break hi-jinks, of which there aren't many. Hence why they're college hi-jinks. Doi.

Anyway, after a rather dumb meet cute between Justin and Kelly, the plot, which would have difficulty filling up a 22 minute sitcom let alone this 90 minute trash fest, begins to unfold. Basically, Kelly's blonde friend wants Justin, and he wants Kelly, so to get revenge on him, she gives him her phone number, and then makes it look like Kelly doesn't care about him. I'm sure you can imagine the complex and thought provoking scenarios that this could spin out into, but don't hurt yourself.

A quick note on the musical numbers: you have a mute button. Employ it LIBERALLY. Thank you.

Obviously, From Justin to Kelly is meant for twelve year old girls, who have seen the same plot a couple of dozen times before, only this time it doesn't involve Barbie and/or Fairies (insert joke here). If you are a twelve year old girl, go rent Sleepover. It's much better than this, and it has cute boys. If you're not a twelve year old girl (which is a good thing), stay, stay away from this factory made piece of crap.


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