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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.

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Stephen Herek

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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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

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ashley tisdale who sings in this movie is also a real singer. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Cross: She just won't give up. She's like a pit bull with boobs.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Soft Place To Fall
Written by Michèle Vice-Maslin & Paul Gordon
Performed by Joelle James
Published by Even Sweetersongs (SESAC) / Paul Gordon Music (ASCAP)
Produced & Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin and Paul Gordon
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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Cute and funny
14 May 2013 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Mandy is not one of the popular girls. She doesn't live in a gated community like so many of the students at her high school. She supposedly looks like a nerd to others, but even with the glasses, she doesn't to me. And her architect father Tom, who has had to raise Mandy on his own since her mother died when Mandy was little, is more than a little overprotective.

On her eighteenth birthday, Mandy gets contacts to replace her glasses, and a phone that can send videos--not because she needed one to be like the others, but so he can spy on her! Mandy likes Drew, the hot guy at school, and after she falls in the pool and he rescues her, he likes her too. And he invites her to the party of the year. But he's still with Lisa, who is evil and hates Mandy; now she has a real reason to.

When Mandy drops her phone and Lisa finds it while Mandy is doing something her father would not approve of, that's it. Mandy is grounded. But will she let that stop her? No! With the help of Alexa and Cayenne, and a claim that she has to study with Alexa, Mandy really manages to put one over on her father.

Tom has his own problems; while checking in with Mandy every half-hour on her video phone while she is "studying", he must baby-sit the bratty son of his sister Marsha, who has an attitude.

And no matter what obstacles she faces (including more physical comedy, and more problems caused by Lisa), you just know Mandy will reach her goal!

This is nothing more than a cute teen comedy, though the deceptions are brilliantly executed and fun to watch. And there are plenty of surreal nightmares that make this at least a little more than fluff. The actor playing a furniture salesman is quite good. Kevin Pollak is too good-natured to come across as big brother, but definitely overprotective.

There's no quality acting here by the usual definition, but for what this is, everyone does a good job. Ashley is quite good-looking, even in the nerdy glasses, and really hot in the dress she eventually wears.

Ashley does sing, but it's not my kind of music at all. There is pleasant background music, but most of what is called music in this movie doesn't really qualify as music in my opinion. But I'm closer to Tom's age than Mandy's, and they didn't make this movie for me.

Even after being cleaned up for TV, this movie falls just short of family fare. It's fine for older children, but after cleanup, even some young kids could watch.

It's actually pretty good.


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