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Gretchen (2006)

| Comedy | 2006 (USA)
Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney Davis Courtney Davis ... Gretchen Finkle
John Merriman ... Ricky Marichino
Macon Blair ... Nick Rangoon
Becky Ann Baker ... Lori Finkle
Stephen Root ... Herb
Yasmine Kittles ... Marla Auschussler
Gina Pollard Gina Pollard ... Candy
Carlos Treviño Carlos Treviño ... Rich (as Carlos Trevino)
John Wesley Coleman John Wesley Coleman ... Mark
Melba Martinez Melba Martinez ... Miss Rhoinos
Joseph Cheatham ... Jeep
Carolyn Merriman Carolyn Merriman ... Shelly
Caroline Mithoff Caroline Mithoff ... Margot
Peyton Hayslip ... Miss Jennings
Mikala Gibson Mikala Gibson ... Marla's Trashy Friend
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Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy Ricky gets out of hand, her mother sends her to an emotional treatment center to recover. She has to travel elsewhere, however, to truly begin to understand why she fixates on the wrong kind of guy. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gretchen Finkle See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Gretchen and her mom, with Ricky following on his motorcycle, leave their house and head off to the prom, it is still mid-afternoon as indicated by the level of sunlight and shadows. Yet when they arrive at the prom at the high school, which isn't very far away from where Gretchen lives, it is already completely dark out. See more »

Soundtracks

We Are All Flowers
Performed by Michael Crow, Matt Kinsey, Carolyn Merriman
Written by Matthew Kinsey, Michael Crow
Published by Chicken Bristle Tune Concern, Name In The Snow
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4 November 2007 | by gb63See all my reviews

This movie is so perfectly realized that I want to kneel down in its presence.

So well written, so well directed, so well shot.

And the cast is incroyable!

Courtney Davis' performance is a masterful physical comedy tour-de-force. An amazing amalgam of the dorkiest girl you ever knew - and an evil hurricane of danger (for those women who dare make out with her man).

I'm afraid to say too much more, because raising expectations for future viewers always screws things up.

But I loved this movie. So gentle. So brilliantly conceived. It builds to an unexpected climax that is completely original, and fantastically realized.

Oh what a movie, what a movie.

Joy joy, joy on earth.


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