74 user 6 critic

Not Cool (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 September 2014 (USA)
1:29 | Clip

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A group of modern day Pittsburgh teenagers spend their Thanksgiving break experiencing a mixture of love, friendship, partying, and sex.





Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A look to Shane Dawson's new book "I Hate Myselfie" and tells the story of what he's life was like before YouTube, and in high school.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher
Stars: Cherami Leigh, Daryan Burguan, Howard Cai
The Lottery II (2016)
Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Based on his book, Shane Dawson tells the story about how his mother and his pre-teen-self dream big after they buy a lottery ticket.

Directors: Shane Dawson, Michael J. Gallagher
Stars: Missi Pyle, Max Bartos, Shane Dawson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The Internet has given them fame. A talent contest could make one of them a superstar. If only they had any talent.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher
Stars: Shane Dawson, Steve Greene, Wendy McColm
Short | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The sequel of Shane Dawson's short-film based on his book 'I Hate Myselfie' will take place in a school and focuses on Dawson's life as a high school student.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher
Stars: Shane Dawson, Gigi Lazzarato, Risa Dorken
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Amy Johnson throws a Halloween party with her friends, when they accidentally get a boy killed. Pretty soon, someone returns to avenge his death. Who will survive?

Director: Shane Dawson
Stars: Liz Burghdorf, Shane Dawson, Bree Essrig
Shane (TV Series 2017)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Welcome to Shane. This is Shane Dawson's new series. These videos include switching lives, ghost hunting, and getting to know Bobby Burns. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Stars: Shane Dawson, Ryland Adams, Garrett Watts
Shane Dawson TV (TV Series 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Shane Dawson brings us Blogs about random things.

Stars: Shane Dawson, Kristin Findley, Olga Kay
Smiley (2012)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved "smiley" on his face, a mentally fragile teenager must figure out if she is going insane - or if she could be the next victim.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher
Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson
Shane & Friends (TV Series 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Podcast by YouTube sensation Shane Dawson featuring celebrities

Stars: Shane Dawson, Jessica Buttafuoco, Jessie Buttafouco
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on the christmas cartoon the grinch. A potty mouthed girl named shananay decides to steal christmas. But learns about true family along the way.

Director: Shane Dawson
Stars: Joseph Corella, Shane Dawson, Bree Essrig
The Chair (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

"The Chair", created by Project Greenlight executive producer Chris Moore. The competition documentary series follows two directors through the process of bringing their first feature to ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Buck, Shane Dawson, Neal Dodson
Hollidaysburg (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Home for Thanksgiving break after their first semester at college, five friends discover just how much things change (and don't) after high school.

Director: A.M. Lukas
Stars: Rachel Keller, Tobin Mitnick, Claire Chapelli


Credited cast:
... Scott
... Tori
Drew Monson ... Joel
... Marissa
... Janie
Terri Middleton ... Black Friday Shopper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Security Guard
Drew Berens
Kasey Daley ... Colleen
Sabrina de Matteo ... Stevie (singer)
Louis DeShantz ... Partygoer
... William
... Filthy Hobo
Laurel George ... Aunt Flo
Antoinette Horick-Meyers ... Black Friday Shopper


A group of former high school students come back home for Thanksgiving. During the few days back they undertake things like partying, relationships, and reconnecting with family. The teenagers experience how to let go of high school and move on with their lives. Written by Chesney Munro

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Shane Dawson Movie  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,329, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,688, 28 September 2014
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Zachary Quinto was so offended by the content of the film that he took his name off as a producer. See more »


In the beginning of the movie shows Tori standing at a party with crossed arms and gets vomited on,, but later in the movie when the scene occurs, Tori is actually recording another girl with her phone when she gets vomited on. See more »


Running Back To You
Written by For The Foxes
Performed by For The Foxes and Allison Weiss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Rarely do I ever give movies a 1, but for "Not Cool" it is more than deserved
28 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

I will not get into the biography of Shane Dawson. Generation Z knows where it is at with the crude humor, pop culture references, and name-drops. Hey, I do not knock Dawson's shtick. I liked that Shane Dawson was able to break the mold for Youtube by not pulling any punches; just letting the jokes speak for themselves. I had some decent laughs. I did not care for him the last two years because the shock value almost became masturbatory, but I still wanted to see what Shane could do behind the camera. The answer? Not much. Actually, I think he should sit down and study film more. What Shane presents in "Not Cool" is about the lowest common denominator of film.

"Not Cool" revolves around Shane Dawson, the director himself, and he is Mr. Hot Shot. Everyone wants to have sex with him. Everyone wants to BE him. Shane runs into high school dweeb Tori, played by Cherami Leigh, who Shane wants to have sex. The only problem is Tori is going out for college so what will Scott (Shane Dawson) do?!?! And does Tori actually fall for Scott? Does she want him more than just sex?

Where "Not Cool" is really not cool is in its script. The delivery of these lines is abysmal, and maybe that is because the jokes are already poorly written to begin with. I am no prude, but I do not think eating excrement, "sharting", or projectile vomiting are knee-slappers. I really do not think sex is all that funny. Glory holes, dildos, masturbating, etc. There is just nothing funny here. But when "Not Cool" is not relishing its R-rating, the film becomes even worse. The film is littered with Disney-Channel type humor (which they reference by the way), and it presents scenarios that would make LifeTime blush.

Now the characters do not help much. Shane Dawson is probably the worst actor in this, which is actually kind of surprising. I thought he was wooden in "Smiley", but for such a limited engagement/direct-to-video production, that was to be expected. Shane is just horrendous here. No charisma, no depth, no comedic value. It is almost like he wants to be as hands-on as possible, and you really cannot be when you are not good at directing or acting. Also, Tori is one of the most annoying characters I have ever come across. Her lines of dialogue at times does not match her body, she is just completely whiney and almost antagonist, and she contributes nothing to the film. She might have been worse than Dawson himself. Marissa, played by Lisa Schwartz, was horrendous. I really do not think any of these actors took acting classes because had they, they would not be so over-the-top and artificial.

The directing is all wrong: very amateurish shots, shaky camera, awkward camera angles. It is all just very low-budget. Dawson does not know a thing about editing. Scenes jump around rather than having a flow. It is like Shane just took everything and threw it at the screen to see what sticks. Unfortunately, nothing does. The soundtrack, the production, etc.- it all just fails.

It is kind of funny how the 12 year olds in the Youtube comments were complaining about the film's rating. If I were them, I would complain about the quality of the project. Even if this thing were X rated (or NC-17), it would still be just as bad. I hope that anyone in any generation, whether Z or Y, really does not treat "Not Cool" as an actual film piece. If Dawson's intention was to make some extended Youtube video or an unfunny SNL sketch, he succeeded. But if he really wants to be known as a legitimate director, he should just scrap this and "Smiley". Actually, he should just burn his resume. No one will want to work with him if they watch his performance and direction. I do not care if this is someone's first directing job or if they went to film school. There is no excuse for someone to do this horrendous of a job. What a terrible movie.

44 of 67 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 74 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial