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Stuck in the Suburbs (2004)

TV-G | | Comedy, Family, Music | TV Movie 16 July 2004
Teenager Brittany is bored with her quiet suburban life. She finds excitement when her phone is switched with the phone of Jordan Cahill. Jordan, only the top teen pop singer, has come to her town to make a music video.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Panabaker ... Brittany Aarons
Brenda Song ... Natasha Kwon-Schwartz
Amanda Shaw Amanda Shaw ... Kaylee Holland
CiCi Hedgpeth CiCi Hedgpeth ... Ashley Simon (as Cici Hedgepeth)
Jennie Garland ... Olivia Hooper
Ryan Belleville ... Eddie
Todd Stashwick ... Len
Taran Killam ... Jordan Cahill
Kirsten Nelson ... Susan Aarons
Corri English ... Jessie Aarons
Patrick Stogner ... Cooper Aarons
Lara Grice ... Olivia's Mother
Ric Reitz ... David Aarons
Chip Carey Chip Carey ... Roadie
Johnny Alonso ... L.A. Music Video Director
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Storyline

Teenager Brittany is bored with her quiet suburban life. She finds excitement when her phone is switched with the phone of Jordan Cahill. Jordan, only the top teen pop singer, has come to her town to make a music video.

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Comedy | Family | Music

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapado en los Suburbios See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Songs performed by Taran Killam were credited to his character, Jordan Cahill, both in the movie and on the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

When they spot the bike in the park by the pipe and stop to get out, the boom mic is reflected in the hood of the mini van. See more »

Quotes

Natasha Kwon-Shwartz: This is Jordan Cahill's cell phone.
[Both shriek as Brittany throws the phone on her bed]
Brittany Aarons: I don't know why I just did that.
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Connections

References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

A Whatever Life
Written by Desmond Child & Brendan Lynch
Performed by Haylie Duff
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It could have been good...
9 August 2007 | by Z JohnsonSee all my reviews

...if only Disney had stayed away from it. See, I think that this movie has some potential. Well, the main character's situation does, at least. Take out the whole Jordan Cahill thing, and you've got the beginnings of a decent movie! Of course, you also lose more than half of the film, but, oh well. Not that much of a loss.

So, here it goes: you take a typical, preppy, suburban teenage girl (Danielle Panabaker, who's actually a decent actress) whose best friends screech a lot, mostly over a "pop sensation" (I'm assuming it's a direct quote from the movie; movie's like this almost always involve that particular phrase) named Jordan Cahill. Except, of course, TPSTG wants more out of life. Enter Brenda Song's character, a sophisticated individual who is just what TPSTG needs (honestly, I don't care what the character's real name is, I like the acronym better). The two new friends go to see Jordan Cahill (one to drool, one to make fun of the droolers), and they come out of it with his cell phone. Hijinks ensue, and everything turns out alright in the end.

If only Disney, or any major film studio for that matter, didn't have such a low opinion of 8 to 14 year olds. Or maybe if 8 to 14 year olds expected a little more out of the movies targeted at them. It's sugar-coated crap like this that make me more than a little unsure who to be more disgusted with (a little film called 'High School Musical' comes to mind...)


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