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The Jerk Theory (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | November 2011 (USA)
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The lead singer/guitarist of a high school rock band openly and unapologetically proclaims himself a newly converted jerk; however, the right girl comes along who could change him back to his former sweet self.

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Scott S. Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Henderson ... Adam Dynes
Jenna Dewan ... Molly Taylor (as Jenna Dewan-Tatum)
Lauren Storm ... Amy
Derek Lee Nixon ... Chester
Jesse Heiman ... Clinton
Anthony Gaskins ... Dudley
Abraham Taylor ... Marc Dixon
Jaci Twiss ... Cynthia Swensen
Danny Bonaduce ... Himself
Tom Arnold ... Father Bailey
Sara Jade Woodhouse Sara Jade Woodhouse ... Terry
Chris Laird Chris Laird ... Cecil the Sophomore
Josh Aker Josh Aker ... Jerry
Lily Smith Lily Smith ... Kate
Andreau Martin Andreau Martin ... Antwan
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Storyline

An aspiring recording artist, Adam, is burned by a bad relationship experience and decides that if women won't respond to the "nice guy" then he'll be "the jerk." This is wildly successful with meaningless relationships, but when Adam meets and falls for Molly, who doesn''t fall for his jerk routine, Adam is forced to reconsider his dating philosophy. Written by Anonymous

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Every girl loves a bad boy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunkó vagyok, így hódítok See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Josh H also played boyfriend and girlfriend in Step Up See more »

Goofs

Though set in a high school, the student cast obviously comprises mid-20 to lower-30-year-olds. See more »

Quotes

Adam Dynes: So, what's your favorite animal?
Molly Taylor: My favorite mammal is the dolphin. I got to swim with them last year in Hawaii.
Adam Dynes: You know, the dolphin is the only animal to actually, uh...
Molly Taylor: ...have sex for fun? I know.
Adam Dynes: That's why they're in my top five.
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Connections

Referenced in The Last Man on Earth: Five Hoda Kotbs (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me It's Okay
Written by Adam Dynes and Carlee Dynes
Performed by Josh Henderson
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The worst high school movie i've ever seen.
10 April 2009 | by kazSee all my reviews

This film has zero charm or wit (even for a teenage film). The director seems to lack a basic understanding of film conventions, character development and comic timing. The characters are bland and one dimensional.

This film is clearly aimed at the teenage market, but the lack of charm, lame and unbelievable characters and formulaic plot will fail to entertain anyone. Spare yourself and avoid this movie. There are plenty of teenage films that are much more fun.

  • Not to mention that this film implies that only one girl in a million isn't a crazy, clingy, bimbo.


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