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Picture This (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 13 July 2008
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A high school girl is invited to a party by the most popular boy in school -- only trouble is, she's grounded.

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writer:

Temple Mathews
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Tisdale ... Mandy Gilbert
Kevin Pollak ... Tom Gilbert
Lauren Collins ... Alexa
Shenae Grimes-Beech ... Cayenne (as Shenae Grimes)
Robbie Amell ... Drew Patterson
Cindy Busby ... Lisa Cross
Marie-Marguerite Sabongui ... Blair
Angela Galuppo Angela Galuppo ... Kimberly
Maxim Roy ... Marsha
Matthew Raudsepp ... Danny Sherpel
Andrew Mackay ... Lenny
Mark Ositashvili ... Peyton
Pierre Lenoir ... Salesman
Mike Tsar ... Earl
Justin Bradley Justin Bradley ... Mikey Carson
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Storyline

Rich, handsome team captain Drew Patterson, like his elder brothers before, the high school's dream prince, tires of the haughty head cheerleader and shows some interest in nerdy nobody Mandy Gilbert. For her, his invitation to the party of the year of his parental estate bodes instant social promotion, but her overprotective pa Tom grounds her for dishonesty. She's as determined to get in anyway with friends' help as her rival's pack to prevent that and dad to guard her. Furthermore, there's a dooming rumor about the Patetrson boys. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

A nobody is about to become a somebody... and impress EVERYBODY. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Shenae Grimes and Lauren Collins starred in the Canadian TV show Degrassi the Next Generation as Darcy Edwards (Grimes) and Paige Michealchuk (Collins), their characters in said show also dated the same guy in different seasons. See more »

Quotes

Bruce: Whatever it is you guys are on, can I have some?
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References 1984 (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Sincerely Me
Written by Jay Condiotti, Danielle McKee, Eddie Galan and Andrew Lane
Performed by Danielle McKee
Courtesy of Syncfree Music
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Not "fabulous".
16 September 2008 | by jerekraSee all my reviews

Going into watching "Picture This" I really had not that high of expectations. Seeing as how it did not get shown at any theatres and instead came out directly to television, I just figured that it would just be another average TV made movie.

The movie is OK. Basically Ashley Tisdale's character gets an opportunity to go to a party with a guy she always liked. Her dad will not let her go though, and he completely is obsessed with controlling her life. So basically she must sneak out to the house and go without her dad finding out.

One thing I liked about this film is that Ashley Tisdale is the lead. I always liked how she portrays her characters on the programs that she is on. Also she is really hot, definitely the hottest Disney channel star right now. As long as she does not have her bangs too long. BUt she looks great in this film and she really does a great acting job. Her character is someone the viewers can relate to. So I think as the lead character she is awesome.

Some flaws though. I do not know why but watching this film reminded me of "Mean Girls". The three bad girls in this film look very similar to the three bad girls in "Mean Girls". THe cover of this film also looks damn similar. So I really think I have seen the supporting female characters before.

Also Tisdale's father in this film is beyond controlling. HE basically buys her a video phone just so he can watch where she is every hour. But the fact that he does this really makes the movie really exciting towards the end when Ashley must fool him into thinking that she is over at her friends house studying.

There are a few parts that are just odd though. It seems like time is slowed down for the events in the film. THey do a lot of stuff on one night that should take more time. It is a movie though. Also the fact that the main reason the guy that Ashley is going to see only wants to go out with her to have sex with her supposedly in the shower? I mean I can see why he would want to do that, but they never really dismiss the idea that this was his intention. Ashley does not let this bug her though.

This film is OK. Not great, not "fabulous", but I have seen a lot worse films that came out straight to television. But I do see why it did not show at movie theatres. Ashley is great though so it is worth seeing for her alone, just not too many times.


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Official Sites:

ABC Family

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Picture This See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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