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Jessica Darling's It List (2016)

Not Rated | | Family | 21 June 2016 (USA)
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Jessica Darling's older sister gives her the "IT List," a checklist on how to navigate the middle school popularity hierarchy. The instructions appear simple enough to follow, but like life, nothing is as easy as it seems.

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Ali Scher

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Julie Sherman Wolfe (screenplay by), Megan McCafferty (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloe East ... Jessica Darling
Emma Rayne Lyle ... Bridget
Ashley Liao ... Manda
Eva Bella ... Sara
Jane Widdop ... Hope
Jacob Melton ... Aleck
Blair Fowler ... Bethany Darling
Jane Sibbett ... Mrs. Darling
Eric Lutes ... Mr. Darling
Abraham Benrubi ... Mr. Pudel
Myrna Velasco ... Ms. Garcia
Kyla-Drew ... Dori
Anday Tural ... Burke
Kimrie Lewis ... Nurse Fleet (as Kimrie Lewis-Davis)
Alexa Losey ... Ms. Long
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Jessica Darling's older sister gives her the "IT List," a checklist on how to navigate the middle school popularity hierarchy. The instructions appear simple enough to follow, but like life, nothing is as easy as it seems.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Jane Sibbett's (Mrs. Darling) first movie since 2006. See more »

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Being oneself. Not to try to satisfy others!
24 October 2017 | by Reno RanganSee all my reviews

Come on! This is an underrated film for sure. There are lots of children's films that are totally unrealistic. Well, there's no excuse for this film as well. But the thing is it was not like those ones. I'm talking about the clichés. When a film talks about a kid and his/her school life, like to be famous, they tend to do anything to accomplish that. So in this, the girl has her own 'to do' list, that's where the story kicks off.

Jessica is a below average girl when it comes to mix with the rest of the school. But she's good at studies and physically fit. Her new attempt to get along with everything like her best friend, Brie, is now a big task of her life. Following the footsteps of her older sister, becoming a cheerleader is the first obstacle. How she fares it and other developments in the tale comes in the latter parts.

The film was like 80 minutes long. The storyline was very simple and familiar. But the scenes were slightly fresher. I mean when I thought there will be mean girls in it, it avoided that. Similarly, jealousy, rivalry, the film sidelined them with limits. And ended positively. That's why it was a short and beautiful film. The actors were so good. Emma Ryne looks like a kid version of Blake Lively. I hope they would have a bright future. But I definitely want a sequel. If possible, turn it into a television series. This was based on the novel series, so there are lots tell about Jessica Darling.

8/10


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