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I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 July 2009 (USA)
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A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Larry Doyle (screenplay), Larry Doyle (novel)
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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)
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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 Beth Cooper the head cheerleader, and says things about everyone in the graduating class as well as some other people. Later Beth confronts him and he invites her to a graduation party at his house. And to his surprise she and two of her friends show up. But also some of the people he offended with his speech, who want to tear him apart. And one of them is Beth's boyfriend whom she just broke up with. So they all get in Beth's car and drive away. And what follows is a wild adventure. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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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 »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aishi no Besu Kûpâ See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,919,433, 12 July 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,793,904, 27 September 2009
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Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the afterword to the book this film was based on, author Larry Doyle admitted he initially conceived this story as a movie. When he was unable to generate interest, he published the story as a novel. It subsequently generated enough popularity to spark interest in adapting it for film, and Doyle was invited to write the screenplay. See more »

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When Beth is offended and says her "brother is retarded", she is clearly not saying "brother". See more »

Quotes

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

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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: I Love You, Beth Cooper (2013) See more »

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Written and Performed by Eleni Mandell
Produced by Rob Cavallo
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NOTHING like the book, HIGHLY disappointing.
12 July 2009 | by sonicsphinxSee all my reviews

My friend and I had both read the original book released in 2007, and couldn't believe they were making a movie of it. We arrived anticipating a few censor ships on the more graphic scenes, but over all a faithful rendition; we could not have been more wrong.

We were HIGHLY disappointed in the movie "I Love You, Beth Cooper". It was pretty much nothing like the book; only the character names were the same and the same basic plot. They cut out all the best scenes: The end of the book when they're all at the cabin and Rich puts on the bear skin rug and holds the gun, the part when Dennis and Kevin fight on the boat in the lake and Dennis almost kills Kevin, and the part when the police show up. Also, Hayden Panettiere blew chunks as Beth Cooper and played her totally wrong. However, Paul Rust and Jack Carpenter were spot on, they saved the movie. Some scenes were exactly how i pictured them, like when they crash into the parents' car, or when Greg Saloga makes amends with Dennis.

All in all, I'd say if you read the book, you'll be sorely disappointed in this movie, and if you didn't read it, or you have an affinity for Hayden Panettiere, you might enjoy it.


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