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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.

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At John Hughes High School, the students are the same as just about every other teenager in a teen movie. The popular jock, Jake, takes a bet from Austin, the cocky blonde guy, that he can transform Janey, the pretty ugly girl, into the prom queen before the prom. But two people are trying to stop Jake from succeeding: his evil sister, Catherine, the cruelest girl in school, and Priscilla, the bitchy cheerleader. And all of their friends are the same as any other teen movie: Areola, the naked foreign exchange student, Les, the beautiful weirdo, Malik, the token black guy, the desperate virgins, Amanda Becker, the perfect girl, Ricky, Janey's obsessed best friend, and Sadie, the VERY old undercover reporter. Written by Will

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Forget Every Thing you Thought You Knew. Because this Christmas We're Changing ALL the Rules! See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong crude sexual content and humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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14 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teen Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,615,116 (USA) (14 December 2001)

Gross:

$37,882,551 (USA) (1 February 2002)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cerina Vincent, who plays Areola the naked foreign exchange student, is known for playing Maya the Yellow Ranger on Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999). This makes her one of the few Power Ranger actors to appear nude onscreen. Ironically, Chyler Leigh's brother, Christopher Khayman Lee, was the Red Ranger in Power Rangers in Space (1998). See more »

Goofs

Reflection in the mirror on the wall in studio still image 3. See more »

Quotes

[to Chinese guys]
Bruce: Catch you later.
[to two white guys dressed in hip-hop clothing]
Bruce: What happenin?
White Guy: Damn, Shorty, dawg is pretendin to be all Asian, and shit.
White Guy: That Cracka is white! Can't he see dat yo?
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Crazy Credits

Two bonus scenes at the end: Mr Briggs, in a parody of a scene from "American Pie", talks about a "three-way" while holding two pies. The albino folk singer sings about being blinded from her corneas burned out by the sun. (This scene comes after all the credits have finished.) See more »

Connections

Spoofs American Pie (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Message of Love
Written by Chrissie Hynde
Performed by Saliva
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Certainly not a bad film
15 March 2005 | by (Bedford, England) – See all my reviews

The IMDb ranking for this film is quite harsh in my opinion. OK, this film was never going to win an Oscar, but it's enjoyable throughout and has some very good laughs in it. I'm not a big fan of teen movies but I saw this and was impressed. It's light-hearted and not afraid to appear ridiculous (infact most of the time it does this deliberately) and it doesn't pretend to be "Just another teen movie", indeed it IS "Not another teen movie", it's a very enjoyable laugh at the expense of those films.

Don't expect your life to be changed by this film, but if you want simply a fun film to watch then you won't go far wrong seeing this one.


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