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Read It and Weep (2006)

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A shy and retiring high school student develops a peculiar alter ego that changes her life forever.

Director:

Paul Hoen

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

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 »

Quotes

Lindsay: Did you hear that the tickets go on sale for the dance Friday?
Connor Kennedy: You guys going?
Harmony: I'm not.
Jamie Bartlett: Why not? You have to! It's the deep blue sea dance!
Harmony: But I don't have a date... or a snorkel.
Jamie Bartlett: Well, none of us do.
Lindsay: I have a snorkel.
[everyone stares at her]
Lindsay: What?
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Outside Looking In
Written by Keith Thomas
Performed by Jordan Pruitt
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Totally Awesome!
24 July 2006 | by deyanknite7504See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I even have to say that I think it was almost better than High School Musical because it didn't have all the song interrupting the story line. The movie made me want to write, it made me feel what Conner felt, I know, sounds really cheesy but it's true. I could actually feel Conner's embarrassment, his love for Jameson, his happiness and how his heart jumped when Jameson finally saw him and not Marco. I think the Panabaker sisters did an awesome job. Daniel, Is, was a perfect alter ego, the point of the movie was that Is, was supposed to seem like she was helping and was a good, nice person in the beginning but towards the end she showed her other side, her alter ego, and it showed that she wanted everything to be about her. It was absolutely awesome, it really shows the point of the movie and gives a good message to kids every age. If I had 8 more thumbs I'd give it a 10 thumbs up, but I don't so 2 thumbs up!


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