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The Outcasts (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 14 April 2017 (USA)
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After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Justice ... Jodi
Eden Sher ... Mindy
Ashley Rickards ... Virginia
Avan Jogia ... Dave
Claudia Lee ... Whitney
Katie Chang ... Claire
Peyton List ... Mackenzie
Jazmyn Richardson Jazmyn Richardson ... Sugar (as Jazmyn C. Richardson)
Will Peltz ... Colin
Daniel Eric Gold ... Mr. Samuels
Ted McGinley ... Principal Whitmore
Frank Whaley ... Herb
Harry Katzman ... Louis
Noah Robbins ... Martin
Alex Shimizu ... Howard
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After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school queen bee, Jodi (Victoria Justice) and her best friend Mindy (Eden Sher) plot their revenge by uniting all of the school's outcasts to overthrow the cruel reign of the popular clique once and for all. But in a tale of "be careful what you wish for," a taste of power gets the best of all of them, nearly ruining Jodi and Mindy's friendship and threatening to sabotage Jodi's budding romance with Dave (Avan Jogia). A relatable journey about finding where you belong in a world where you're hastily defined by your peers, THE OUTCASTS turns the teenage experience upside-down with humor, wit, empathy, and a lot of fun. Written by Clarius Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive content, language and some teen partying | See all certifications »
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English

Release Date:

14 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outskirts See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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BCDF Pictures See more »
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Trivia

Eden Sher also plays a similar 'nerdy' character as Sue Heck in The Middle. See more »

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A graphic of the film's original title, "The Outskirts," is shown at the beginning of the end credits. See more »

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Sugar: You think you skinny anaemic fanboys have a monopoly on the one fictional genre where women and people of colour get to exist outside of backward social norms of traditional confinement, not to mention a genre that is largely premised on the idea that is the inevitable outcome of the current systems of patriarchal excess? Idiot!
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A graphic of the film's original title, "The Outskirts," is shown at the beginning of the end credits. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) See more »

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My Own Two Feet
Written and Performed by Zachary Kibbee
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Great Cast. Mediocre Movie.
25 August 2017 | by super-joeySee all my reviews

In spite of its attempt to appeal to geeks by CONSTANTLY pandering with sci-fi references, this is ultimately a good example of what happens when a talented cast gets little to do. That's not to say there aren't funny moments. There are! (Especially from Eden Sher.) But the overall experience feels empty. It's yet another teen movie version of Animal Farm with very little imagination and not even a clear idea of how the "losers" take over the school. I had at least hoped for a fun, cathartic story about getting revenge on the "mean girls" but even that angle is subverted. The filmmakers force us to feel sorry for the people we'd rather love to hate and suck the fun out of it. Yet the "geek vs chic revolution" story continues, even after we're left with no side to root for. I get it… That was the point. Okay. But it was very unsatisfying. Again, it wasn't awful or un-watchable. Just… "eh."


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