Watch The Perfect Score
- 1 hr 32 min
The Perfect Score is a 2004 teen comedy heist film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Mark Schwahn and Marc Hyman. The movie follows a group of six high school students who team up to steal the answers to the SAT exams in order to achieve their dream scores. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as Francesca Curtis, a high-achieving high school student who is determined to attend her dream school, Brown University. Erika Christensen plays Anna Ross, a talented musician who wants to attend Berklee College of Music. Chris Evans plays Kyle, a slacker who wants to prove to his father that he can succeed without going to college. The rest of the group is rounded out by Desperate Housewives star, Brian Greenberg, Leonardo Nam, and Bryan Greenberg. Each member of the group has their own reasons for wanting to steal the SAT answers. They all believe that a perfect score will open doors for them and help them achieve their dreams. After several attempts to study for the exam, they realize that they need to cheat in order to achieve their perfect score. The group comes up with a plan to break into the headquarters of the company that makes the SATs and steal the answers. The heist itself is the highlight of the movie. The group pulls off some pretty impressive feats, from distracting security guards to cracking complex computer codes. They all work together, using their individual talents to overcome the obstacles in their way. There are some tense moments as the group races against the clock to get the answers they need, but the action is balanced by some genuinely funny moments. However, the real heart of this movie is the relationships between the characters. The six students come from vastly different backgrounds and have contrasting personalities. Over the course of the movie, they learn to work together and support each other through their individual struggles. Scarlett Johansson's character, in particular, is a standout. She is driven and smart, but also vulnerable and struggling with the pressure to live up to her own expectations. The film also touches on some important themes, such as the pressure on high school students to perform well on tests in order to get into college. The group's decision to cheat on the SATs is a commentary on the education system and the way it places too much emphasis on test scores. Overall, The Perfect Score is an enjoyable and entertaining teen movie that combines comedy and action with a heartfelt message about friendship and the pressure of academic success. The cast is talented and the group dynamics are engaging, making this a movie that is worth watching for anyone who enjoys a good heist film or a teen comedy.