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Dear Lemon Lima (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy | June 2009 (USA)
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Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. ... See full summary »

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Suzi Yoonessi

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meaghan Martin ... Megan Kennedy (as Meaghan Jette Martin)
Shayne Topp ... Philip Georgey
Melissa Leo ... Mrs. Howard
Beth Grant ... Principal Applebomb
Elaine Hendrix ... Coach Roach
Brian Bloch Brian Bloch ... Nate
Brian Goddard Brian Goddard ... Sean Walsh
Chase Wright Vanek Chase Wright Vanek ... Jon Mongory (as Chase Vanek)
Michelle Pizzo Michelle Pizzo ... Jen
Savanah Wiltfong Savanah Wiltfong ... Vanessa Lemor
Zane Huett ... Hercules Howard
Eleanor Hutchins ... Terri Lemor
Vanessa Marano ... Samantha Combs
Maia Lee Maia Lee ... Nothing Amigone
Kari Nissena ... Norma
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Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip's affection. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school's Snowstorm Survivor competition, she assembles a team of likeminded misfits to prove they deserve to compete and hopefully win her love's heart again. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il diario di Vanessa See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Sanguine Film, Love Sad See more »
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In the scene where Vanessa discovers the meaning of the word "FUBAR" written on a bus seat, Suzi Yoonesi's first name is clearly shown written above a heart in the left corner of the seat. See more »

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Philip: Our intellectual incompatibility is off the charts.
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A simple and sweet film
25 June 2009 | by razberrisorbetSee all my reviews

While "Dear Lemon Lima" may seem too quirky for some viewers, one would have to be a robot to not enjoy its sweet and simple storyline. The opening credits are a sequence of animated bunnies, unicorns, rainbows, and hearts, which might turn off some people, but the doodles are the artwork of a young girl who will remind you of a little sister you affectionately roll your eyes at.

The boy who breaks her heart at the beginning is perfectly prep school pretentious, and the rest of the characters are also humorously eccentric. It's easy to embrace their quirkiness because unlike other similar films such as "Juno", these characters seem more realistic, and the dialogue is more natural.

Some aspects seem implausible, as the school places heavy emphasis on multiculturalism and encourages the prominently white student body to familiarize themselves with other cultures. The charming scenes are tempered by heartrending ones, so the film is not all sunshine and rainbows. The plot is predictable , but the film was is never trying to be mysterious or edgy. Writer-director Susie Yoonessi is simply reminding us of what it's like to be young, in love, heartbroken, and unsure of yourself.


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