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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 28 July 2006 (USA)
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Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Tucker
... Kate
... Heather
... Beth
... Carrie
... Scott
... Lori
... Tommy (as Fatsô-Fasanô)
... Basketball Coach
Patricia Drake ... Coach Williams
Amanda Li ... Spelling Bee Girl
... Cute Boy (as Jeff Ballard)
... Justin
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Kate (Brittany Snow) is the new girl in school. She catches John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) dating three different girls at once: Carrie - the smart girl, Heather - the cheerleader, and Beth - the activist slut; none of them are aware that they are not the only girl in John's heart. Kate, having been raised by a single mother, has seen the pain caused by playboys like John Tucker, and she won't stand idly by. Together with the three jilted ex-girlfriends, they hatch a plan to teach John a lesson. Things rarely go as planned, especially when Kate starts to think that she might be falling for John herself. Written by napierslogs

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Women Want Him. Men Want to Be Him. But These Girls Want to Kill Him. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Tucker doit mourir  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,276,534, 30 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,011,711, 2 November 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,824,526
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Since shooting took place during the actual school year in an existing high school, the crew had to ask students for permission to use and re-dress their lockers for shooting. See more »

Goofs

When the girls meet for the first time in the A/V room Beth sits down and looks at the computer. Then the camera flashes to Carrie. Carrie tells Beth to turn off the lights and when it goes back to Beth she is standing up looking around. See more »

Quotes

Heather: [to camera Carrie is holding] Hasta la vista mutha f...
Carrie: Stop!... with the rhyming!
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Crazy Credits

A little bit into the credits and there's a scene in Tokyo, Japan. There are three girls out by a fountain looking at their cell phones. Of course, the picture on the cell phone screen in John Tucker in thong. See more »

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References Bring It On (2000) See more »

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I Want You So Hard
Written and Performed by Eagles of Death Metal
Courtesy of Downtown Records
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Run-of-the-mill teen comedy
13 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

You'd think that a movie called "John Tucker Must Die" will approach the parameters of a gritty look on high school-style existentialism. As the National Geographic Channel puts it, think again.

John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe of "Desperate Housewives") is the star of their high school's basketball team, and he's secretly dating three girls simultaneously. Upon learning how their "serial-cheating" boyfriend is three-timing them, cheerleader Heather (Ashanti), intellectual Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) and activist Beth (Sophia Bush) plot for revenge. They set him to fall for new girl Kate Spencer (Brittany Snow) and have her break his heart later on.

So that's "John Tucker Must Die." It's a film that tries to go for the feel-good parts of the standard teen flick, along with the usual high school relationship subplots. But gritty it's not. Though initially the movie seems to head towards being an effective satirical comedy, it immediately becomes just another stock sleaze. Betty Thomas' direction is breezy enough but she fails to give the film a distinctive bite as Jeff Lowell's screenplay seems not to draw a bead on to the vaguest notion of creativity.

Metcalfe is effective as the eponymous lead while Snow (who I recall as Zoe in "The Pacifier") could have been charming but the problematic script doesn't give her a juicy character that could rise beyond its stereotype and she ends up bland. In fact, one could arguably root more for John Tucker. As for the rest of the cast, they're a mixed bag with Ashanti and Jenny McCarthy as Kate's mom figuring prominently in my head.

"John Tucker Must Die" isn't so much an absolute schlock. Despite its transparent and derivative nature, it does have some of its moments that elicit chuckles. It's that sort of movies I watch on sleepless nights on cable given the right mood. But with a title as toothsome as that, it tantalizingly could have been way better.


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