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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

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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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Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bekenntnisse einer Highschool-Diva See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,350,572, 22 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,331,068, 20 May 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,051,296, 31 December 2004
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Courtney Taylor-Taylor: The front man for the band The Dandy Warhols, can be seen walking by the camera at Stu's party wearing a Dandy Warhols t-shirt. He is credited as Courtney Alan Taylor. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie when Lola is in her first costume as Eliza and is talking to her mother before going on stage her cartilage earring disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Robin: [from the distance, seeing Carla's tickets and invite] So cool!
Carla: [Carla, Marcia and Robin walk over to Lola and Ella] I've been looking all over for you two! I knew you'd wanna see these.
[Carla shows Lola and Ella the ticket for the concert and the invitation for the party]
Carla: See, they just came in the mail! They've just been printed.
Lola: Please! You're blocking my view!
Carla: [to Lola and Ella] So, did you get *yours* yet?
[Marcia and Robin giggle]
Lola: [...]
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Maybe likable for young girls
3 May 2005 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen' comes as a disappointment from Lindsay Lohan after the very funny 'Freaky Friday' and 'Mean Girls'. Here she plays Mary, naming herself Lola, a girl who leaves New York, the city she loves, and moves to New Jersey with her mother and two little sisters. At her new school she becomes friends with Ella (Alison Pill), mainly because they both like the same rock band, Sid Arthur. Lola is a nice person but lies too much because she wants to be liked. She seems very sure of herself, but we understand that is only on the surface. Since the school is where most of the story takes place we need a villain, another good looking girl named Carla (Mega Fox). Parts of the story involve the bad Sid Arthur breaking up, a last concert they will give in New York and Lola and Ella trying to get in. Carla will be there since her father is the lawyer that represents Sid Arthur. Other parts involve a school play where Lola is cast for the leading role and Carla only for a small supporting role.

I am not sure why this film was made, but I guess to show Lohan dancing, singing, being arrogant, learning her lesson, have a happy ending, do some more dancing and some more singing. It felt more like a Hilary Duff film and I was not surprised to learn the part of Lola was in fact offered to her first. No offense to Duff, but Lohan is a much better actress and has proved that in films with scripts so much more intelligent than this one. This one fits in a line with Duff films like 'A Cinderella Story' or 'Raise Your Voice', films where you can enjoy the good looking lady but nothing else. I hope Lohan's next film will have the wit of a 'Mean Girls' again. I even have hard time believing young teenage girls will enjoy this one. There are some moments for them to be funny I guess, but most of the time it is not. Not for male adults, not for teenage girls.

I like Lindsay Lohan, a lot actually, therefore I was able to finish this film. She does the best she can, basically proving she is too good for material like this. Without her I would have hated this film completely. Since most people will not like Lohan as much as I do I can honestly say you will probably hate this film too.


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