5.3/10
32,297
84 user 108 critic

I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 July 2009 (USA)
Trailer
2:35 | Trailer
A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for Beth Cooper--the hottest, most popular girl in school--during his graduation speech. That very night, she shows up at his door offering to show him the best night of his life.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Larry Doyle (screenplay), Larry Doyle (novel)
Reviews
Popularity
4,505 ( 1,432)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Fired Up! (2009)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sarah Roemer
Miss March (2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Eugene believes in no sex before marriage. So DID his girlfriend, Cindi. His BFF loves sex. At Senior Prom, just before sex with Cindi, he falls into a coma. Waking up 4 years later, his Cindi is Miss March in Playboy. Can he get her back?

Directors: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore
Stars: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.

Director: Jim Field Smith
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller
Accepted (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Director: Steve Pink
Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert
Dirty Deeds (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A high school has a tradition of dirty deeds the night before homecoming (if there's any volunteer) where, to win, the person performs 10 dirty deeds in 12 hours. Will Harper make it?

Director: David Kendall
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Lacey Chabert, Charles Durning
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: David Keith, Tuesday Weld, Charlie Schlatter
College (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.

Director: Deb Hagan
Stars: Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An unpopular high school teacher turns his life around after a student is kidnapped.

Director: David Ostry
Stars: Tim Daly, Hayden Panettiere, William Sadler
Road Trip: Beer Pong (Video 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three college roommates join a bus full of gorgeous models and travel the country to compete in a National Beer Pong Championship. With a busload of attractive women who knows how much fun they could have?

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: DJ Qualls, Mary Cobb, Rhoda Griffis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.

Director: Mark Helfrich
Stars: Dane Cook, Jessica Alba, Dan Fogler
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Panettiere ... Beth Cooper
Paul Rust ... Denis Cooverman
Jack Carpenter ... Rich Munsch (as Jack T. Carpenter)
Lauren London ... Cammy
Lauren Storm ... Treece
Shawn Roberts ... Kevin
Jared Keeso ... Dustin
Brendan Penny ... Sean
Marie Avgeropoulos ... Valli Wooley
Josh Emerson ... Greg Saloga
Alan Ruck ... Mr. C
Cynthia Stevenson ... Mrs. C
Pat Finn ... Coach Raupp
Andrea Savage ... Dr. Gleason
Violet Columbus Violet Columbus ... Sullen Girl (Angelica)
Edit

Storyline

When Dennis Cooverman gives the commencement speech at his graduation, his friend tells him to let it all out. So he proclaims his love for head cheerleader Beth Cooper and says things about everyone in the graduating class as well as some other people. Later Beth confronts him and he invites her to his graduation party; to his surprise she and two of her friends actually do show up. But so do some of the people he offended with his speech, wanting to tear him apart; one of them is Beth's boyfriend, who has just dumped him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Popularity is nice. Popular girls are not. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love You, Beth Cooper See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,919,433, 12 July 2009

Gross USA:

$14,800,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,821,907
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Stars Hayden Panettiere and Lauren Storm were both on 'Malcolm in the Middle' as both Malcolm's (Frankie Muniz) love interests See more »

Goofs

Rich quotes a line from the movie Scarface and gives the release date of the film as 1982. "Scarface" was actually released in 1983. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rich Munsch: You will never see her again. Nunca!
See more »

Crazy Credits

High school photos of the principal cast and crew are shown with their names in the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains an alternate ending based on that of the book. See more »


Soundtracks

True
Written by Gary Kemp (as Gary James Kemp)
Performed by Lazlo Bane
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
What Did Critics Expect?
14 September 2009 | by dfeenzSee all my reviews

Come on, this is a high school comedy the way they used to do them back in the '80s! This is not John Hughes territory, as you might be led to believe upon seeing "Home Alone" director Chris Columbus at the helm. No, this is another breed of '80s comedy. This is more "Three O'Clock High" than "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," which is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on your taste. The humor here is broad and unsophisticated, for the most part, but fits with the brisk pacing and sunny tone of the film. This movie invites you to have a good time along with the cast. It throws you in the middle of a heightened reality/unlikely scenario (most geeks do not suddenly grow a pair and profess their love for the hottest girl in school during their valedictorian speech) and beckons you to simply enjoy the ride. While the films of John Hughes endeavor to depict a realistic panoramic view into the teenage mind, taking stereotypes and turning them inside out, this film, and its grandaddy "Three O'Clock High" do not carry such aspirations. They are fantasy, pure and true, and are all about having a good time. If the characters are two dimensional, so what? If the plot is threadbare, so what? Character development and story arc are not reasons to see a movie like "I Love You Beth Cooper." This is just a classic homespun yarn, taking place in Anywhere, USA, about a geek who outsmarts a bully and gets the girl. If you expected more, you're going to be disappointed. This is the kind of movie that could work just as well as a cartoon. It's a zippy, predictable ride from point A to point B, but the journey is not lacking in entertainment value. If you, like me, are a fan of "Three O'Clock High" and on many-a-day would watch it over "Bueller," then you're in for a treat because this is practically a remake albeit with the addition of a love interest.


40 of 59 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 84 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed