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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 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)
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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 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

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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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Trivia

The Region 1 DVD comes in a red DVD case. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Try It Again
Written by Nicholaus Arson (as Randy Fitzsimmons)
Performed by The Hives
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I didn't love you, but I liked you, "I love you, Beth Cooper"
1 October 2014 | by moviesaccordingtodesSee all my reviews

"I Love You, Beth Cooper" opened with an extremely awkward scene, Denis (Paul Rust) confessing his love for Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere) during his valedictorian speech at his High School graduation. It was so awkward. I was so uncomfortable and embarrassed for him; it made me cringe. I didn't want to look but I just couldn't look away. The awkwardness was lightened with a few very funny remarks made during the speech. Luckily this was the only awkward humor. I don't think I would be able to handle a whole lot of that.

My favorite character was Rich Munsch played by newcomer Jack Carpenter. He was very funny with his random, homosexual comments then insisting he is not gay. Naturally I loved his movie references throughout the film.

"I Love You, Beth Cooper" was very stupid but so very amusing. There were countless moments when I laughed out loud. There were hilarious moments such as a towel battle scene, a fight scene with Carpenter jumping out a window as means of escape, and a scene involving a terrifying raccoon.

Though it was stupid and funny there were a lot of serious moments. The two main characters played by Rust and Panettiere did a lot of talking with their eyes. They understood personal and profound moments the other was going through. Oddly enough they had a great connection.

Though the acting wasn't fantastic, it wasn't a downfall for the film.

I am absolutely shocked to say this but I thoroughly enjoyed watching "I Love You, Beth Cooper". I would recommend it for a good laugh.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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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
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