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Read It and Weep (2006)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 21 July 2006
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A shy and retiring high school student develops a peculiar alter ego that changes her life forever.

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Paul Hoen

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Patrick J. Clifton (teleplay), Beth Rigazio (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Panabaker ... Jamie Bartlett
Danielle Panabaker ... IS
Alexandra Krosney ... Harmony
Marquise C. Brown ... Lindsay
Allison Scagliotti ... Sawyer
Jason Dolley ... Connor
Chad Broskey ... Marco
Tom Virtue ... Ralph Bartlett
Connie Young ... Peggy Bartlett
Robin Riker ... Diana
Nick Whitaker Nick Whitaker ... Lenny
Falisha Fehoko Falisha Fehoko ... Jennifer #1
Malinda Money ... Jennifer #2
Joyce Cohen ... Miss Gallagher
K.C. Clyde ... Tim (as K C Clyde)
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Freshman Jamie Bartlett is frustrated with high-school life. She wonders what it would be like to be popular, where Marco the hunk might notice her and snooty Sawyer would remember her name. To escape the pressures of school, Jamie retreats to her journal, weaving a tale about teen heroine Isabella ("Is"), who's beautiful, self-assured, and popular and can effortlessly zap any pesky person out of her way. When she accidentally turns in her journal as a homework project, Jamie wins a writing contest and finds her books on shelves nationwide. Suddenly she's caught up in the whirlwind of photo shoots and guest appearances and starts to lose touch with her friends and herself. Meanwhile, Is becomes a real presence for Jamie, though no one else can see her. As Jamie's stardom grows, her literary alter ego pops in and out of her life to influence every move she makes. Jamie eventually becomes disenchanted with her new life and in the end must decide whether popularity is worth sacrificing ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller See more »

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Trivia

Alexandra Krosney, Kay Panabaker and Danielle Panabaker all had a role in Medium (2005) See more »

Goofs

When the teacher is reading Jamie's story from the paper, she reads the line about Myrna being "zapped" along with her friends. Then she goes on to read about the Prince. When Janie looks back, the teacher is reading the line about "zapping" Myrna again. See more »

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Sawyer Sullivan: You can't just zap me into a perpetual detention.
Isabella: Zap! She speaks the truth.
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Join the Party
Lyrics by Robbie Nevil
Produced by Ray Cham
Performed by Drew Seeley
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It's a P.C. Disney Flick but OK.
22 July 2006 | by FlamioSee all my reviews

Oh boy, first off, this isn't a drama or a serious movie like some reviewers critique it like. Please, common. Being that it's pretty clean and held my kids attention for almost two hours, it's pretty good. My kids are too young to catch all the wrong things in this picture, and there were many. The plot overall is decent. Kids are really into reading nowadays(believe it or not), so this flick caught their attention. OK, it was hyped up all month too on the Disney channel. Many of the young actors had little experience and really did a nice job. To me, a sign of a good actor is someone who doesn't act like they're trying not to act. Think about it. The Panabaker sisters did a great job. The youngest had a load of work and carried the film. Sawyer played a good witch. I always love high school movies or shows, I guess they bring you back. This is definitely a 9th grader flick though. I'm happy Disney finally kept all the sex, gay, and all the other trash stuff out of this movie. I didn't mind all the Sybil type stuff. The age of the characters was all wrong. The beautiful Mom was way too young for the Dad, and no way was old enough to be the Mom of the older brother. The token black in an all white school. The stupid PETA type stuff wasn't needed. It OK though. flamio


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