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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.

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen See more »

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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:

$33,111,460
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The outfit Ella wears to the concert is reminiscent of the iconic flapper girl image of the Roaring 20's. Alison Pill (Ella) went on to play Zelda Fitzgerald, who was an inspiration for much of the 20's fashion, in Midnight in Paris (2011). See more »

Goofs

Lola's necklace changes position throughout the whole movie. From being high to her neck to going down to her chest. See more »

Quotes

Lola: I lied because I wanted to make myself seem more interesting.
Ella: More interesting? We are 1,000 miles from home in a New York police station with a drunken rock star waiting for your dead father to show up. You want to be more interesting? More interesting than what?
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Connections

References The Parent Trap (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Na Na
Written by Max Hsu, Melissa Brock and Tricia Brock
Performed by Superchick (as Superchic[k])
Courtesy of Inpop Records
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this movie teaches young girls...
20 January 2005 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

to lie and sneak around to get what they want. That is basically what Lola does and urges Ella to do in order to get to do things that her mom won't let her. I didn't think it was very cute, and it makes all the pretty girls at school out to be b*itches, and that includes Lohan's character, Lola. She really wasn't that nice and felt she had to brag to be popular in school. And it wasn't very funny. It felt very childish, almost like the target audience was 7 year old girls. You could definitely tell it was a Disney film. And to be aimed for young kids, they have Lola looking to be with a much older guy, and they have him drunk most of the time he's in the film. And they have Lola and her friend running around NY city be themselves. Those aren't exactly the things you want to show your 7 year old is the proper thing to do.

FINAL VERDICT: Not very good. Don't watch it if you are over 10.


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