David Rogers, a senior at J.W. Hughes High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, does not run among the popular kids but aspires to do so, he wanting to make a name for himself before graduation. Exhausting all the popular girls as potential prom dates, most who don't even know who he is, he comes across the idea to make a prom-posal video to ask his favorite Hollywood actress, Alex Allen, to be his date. Using the stolen words from a published book of poetry by his English teacher Vincent Walsh, David is able to secure that prom date with Alex. In reality, Alex was convinced by her friend and publicist Paige Sumner, as Alex needs some positive publicity after a recent incident on the red carpet which not only led to the break-up with her leading man and boyfriend Colin Hartling - she coming to the conclusion that he was just the latest to use her to get ahead in the business - but movie producers now not wanting to hire her. Alex and Paige find that David unwittingly has his own ...
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The movie plays a small tribute to the late John Hughes. The high school David and Heidi attend is named J.W. Hughes High School (John Wilden Hughes), the first time we see Heidi David calls her Watts (Mary Stuart Mastersons name was Watts in Some Kind of Wonderful directed by John Hughes) and the story takes place in Illinois where John Hughes' stories take place. See more
When the star and the publicist arrive at the house, the hand with which the publicist shakes hands the hero's hand switches from left to right between the direct and reverse shots. See more