Not Another Teen Movie

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"They served you Breakfast. They gave you Pie. Now we’re gonna stuff your face."
  • R
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.8  (114,670)
  • 32

Not Another Teen Movie is a parody film that takes on the classic tropes and cliches of the teenage rom-com genre. The film takes the audience on a journey through a high school where the social dynamics are exaggerated to the point of absurdity. The premise of the film is simple enough: four different cliques, each with their own stereotypes, are all going through high school in parallel. The football team, the cheerleaders, the “artsy” types, and the plain, overlooked students are all the main characters in a tangled web of relationships, friendships, and vendettas.

The film is chock-full of all the jokes and gags that one would expect in a typical teen movie, but they're played out to their most extreme degrees. The football team is filled with steroid-popping meatheads, the cheerleaders are vapid and promiscuous, the artsy students are pretentious and snobbish, and the plain students are all downtrodden and plain. There are plenty of pokes and prods at the genre's standard storylines--unrequited love between friends, the Prom King and Queen, and of course the sexually charged house party.

The lead character in Not Another Teen Movie is Janey Briggs (Chyler Leigh), who is the main focus of the film's parody of She's All That. Janey is a plain, bookish girl who is completely overlooked by her classmates until the school football star, Jake Wyler (Chris Evans), takes an interest in her. The film satirizes the makeover formula of teen movies, as Jake has promised his friends that he can turn Janey into the Prom Queen. With the help of his sister and a group of friends, Jake sets out to turn Janey into the most beautiful girl in the school. However, Janey doesn't just accept Jake's advances because she's had a crush on him since they were kids. She has self-respect and wants more than just popularity and attention.

Alongside the Jake-Janey storyline, there are a host of other ridiculous characters and subplots. For instance, Priscilla (Jaime Pressly), the head cheerleader, sets out to sabotage Janey's makeover in order to keep the title of Prom Queen for herself. Meanwhile, the film's resident "artsy" students, Malik (Deon Richmond) and Areola (Cerina Vincent), provide a great deal of the comedic relief with their snarky comments and outrageous antics. Of course, there's also a token foreign exchange student who says things like "The United States is like a big pink pussy begging to be stroked," and all the adults are clueless or completely inappropriate.

Despite the fact that it's a parody film, Not Another Teen Movie is actually a fairly well-constructed movie. It's easy to get caught up in the ridiculousness and comedy of the film, but it also has some genuine heart to it. The characters, while exaggerated, have real emotions and experiences that are relatable. The film touches on themes of identity, peer pressure, self-confidence, and the importance of staying true to oneself. It also provides a great deal of commentary on the toxicity and superficiality of high school social life.

Overall, Not Another Teen Movie is a smart and hilarious take on the teen movie genre. It's a film that manages to both celebrate and lampoon the conventions of these movies, and honestly, it's hard not to love it. Whether you're a fan of the classic teen movies of the '80s and '90s or you just enjoy a good satire, this film is sure to hit the spot.

In conclusion, Not Another Teen Movie is a hilarious and sharp-witted parody of the teen movie genre that will have audiences both laughing and cringing at the same time.

Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 32.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    5.8  (114,670)
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