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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

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A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.

Director:

Sara Sugarman

Writers:

Dyan Sheldon (book), Gail Parent (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Lola
Adam Garcia ... Stu
Glenne Headly ... Karen
Alison Pill ... Ella
Eli Marienthal ... Sam
Carol Kane ... Miss Baggoli
Megan Fox ... Carla
Sheila McCarthy ... Mrs. Gerard
Tom McCamus ... Calum
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Mr. Gerard
Sheila Sealy-Smith Sheila Sealy-Smith ... Sgt. Rose
Ashley Leggat ... Marcia
Barbara Mamabolo ... Robin
Maggie Oskam Maggie Oskam ... Paige
Rachael Oskam Rachael Oskam ... Paula
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Storyline

When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the displaced Lola becomes close friend of the unpopular Ella, who is also a great fan of the her favorite rock band Sidarthur. However, the most popular girl in the school, Carla Santini, disputes the lead role in an adaptation of Pygmalion with Lola and also the leadership of their mates. When the last concert of Sidarthur is sold-out, Lola plans with Ella to travel to New York and buy the tickets from scalpers. However, the girls get into trouble while helping the lead singer and Lola's idol Stu Wolf, changing their lives forever. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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Trivia

In the scene of Lola's fantasy during rehearsal, she tributes to Marilyn Monroe. The song played is also Monroe's song from the film "Some Like it Hot". Monroe is very well known for owning her sensuality and using the idea of 'the male gaze' to her advantage in acting and reaching the fame she strived for. This is also alluded to with Lola by the way she presents her confidence in herself through the movie. See more »

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When the family is at the dinner table, one of the twins is sitting across from her twin, with Lindsay at the head of the table. In the next shot one twin is missing, and The mother is in the spot where the twin was. in the next shot the mother has walked away from the table and twin one is back in her seat. See more »

Quotes

Ella: I'm getting really scared being out here all alone, Lola.
Lola: We're not alone. We're with an adult.
Ella: Aside from the fact that he isn't actually with us, he isn't actually an adult. He's a rock star.
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Connections

References Pygmalion (1938) See more »

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Up, Up, Up
Written and Performed by Rose Falcon
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
As featured in the Walt Disney Pictures production "Inspector Gadget II"
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Lindsay Lohan is the only good part
14 November 2004 | by christian123See all my reviews

Lindsay Lohan plays Lola, a hip Greenwich Village teenager who moves to a new school in a Jersey suburb, where she faces Carla Santini, a girl claiming to be the most popular girl at her school, a title that Lola must have no matter what. After trying to nab the lead role in the school play, the competition between the two girls culminates at a sold-out concert by Lola's favorite band that Carla conveniently has tickets to see.

The previews made the film seem boring and for the most part it is. There's not really a story and it's hard to tell what the real intentions of the film are. There were a bunch of little stories but none of them really went anywhere. I know this film is directed towards teenage girls but they deserve better films than this. The movie was just so lame and unfunny. The whole clumsy girl act is really getting old and it wasn't really funny to begin with anyways. They were trying really hard for laughs and it just wasn't working. There were just a few small chuckles and that's it. The only reason why someone should watch this is because of Lindsay Lohan. She actually gives an entertaining performance and she saves the film from being really bad.

Sarah Sugarman does a terrible job at directing. She doesn't have one clear idea for a story, just a bunch of random scenes put together. It was pretty much just Lindsay Lohan running around all over the place. Lohan doesn't really get support from the rest of the cast since they all decide to phone in their performances. The film is also very unrealistic and it sends a bad message out to kids. For example, two thirteen (or fourteen) year old girls wouldn't go to a concert in New York and depend on a scalper to give them tickets. Then they have this scene where the two girls are in the bedroom of Sid Arthur having a pillow fight while there's a party (thrown by a rock star) going on downstairs. It was just completely stupid and unrealistic. The ending is also pretty bad since it randomly ends with Lohan kissing Sam even though they hardly focused on this romantic subplot. This film was just an uneven, unfunny mess. In the end, Lindsay Lohan is the only reason to watch this and it's really just for die hard fans. Rating 3/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,350,572, 22 February 2004

Gross USA:

$29,331,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,251,890
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1.85 : 1
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