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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

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A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.

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Sara Sugarman

Writers:

Dyan Sheldon (book), Gail Parent (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Lola
Adam Garcia ... Stu
Glenne Headly ... Karen
Alison Pill ... Ella
Eli Marienthal ... Sam
Carol Kane ... Miss Baggoli
Megan Fox ... Carla
Sheila McCarthy ... Mrs. Gerard
Tom McCamus ... Calum
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Mr. Gerard
Sheila Sealy-Smith Sheila Sealy-Smith ... Sgt. Rose
Ashley Leggat ... Marcia
Barbara Mamabolo ... Robin
Maggie Oskam Maggie Oskam ... Paige
Rachael Oskam Rachael Oskam ... Paula
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Storyline

When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the displaced Lola becomes close friend of the unpopular Ella, who is also a great fan of the her favorite rock band Sidarthur. However, the most popular girl in the school, Carla Santini, disputes the lead role in an adaptation of Pygmalion with Lola and also the leadership of their mates. When the last concert of Sidarthur is sold-out, Lola plans with Ella to travel to New York and buy the tickets from scalpers. However, the girls get into trouble while helping the lead singer and Lola's idol Stu Wolf, changing their lives forever. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,350,572, 22 February 2004

Gross USA:

$29,331,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,111,460
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The outfit Ella wears to the concert is reminiscent of the iconic flapper girl image of the Roaring 20's. Alison Pill (Ella) went on to play Zelda Fitzgerald, who was an inspiration for much of the 20's fashion, in Midnight in Paris (2011). See more »

Goofs

The gear shift is obviously in the "park" position as the family leaves New York for the suburbs. See more »

Quotes

Stu: [looking at cup of coffee placed in front of him] That's not onion rings...
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Connections

References The Parent Trap (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Un-Sweet Sixteen
Written and Performed by Wakefield
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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Hindsight irony
6 June 2010 | by djm20See all my reviews

This is an OK teen flick and Lohan carries it decently enough on her talented shoulders. She is a movie star in the best of Hollywood traditions: multi-talented, photogenic (the Marilyn Monroe scene is striking) and underneath all that surface, a complicated personal life. The irony is not at all lost when Lohan's character, who finally gets her moments alone with the worshiped rock star, discovers that he is a drunk, says so out loud in repulsion. One wonders if a young teen boy, finding Lohan alone and inebriated in a bar booth would not make the same observation.

The saddest thing about these young, talented stars who sparkle so brightly in their youth and then set towards a trajectory that can only have them fall hard to the earth, is that it happens with such regularity and predictability. They take their talent and success for granted and, when it is lost, it usually is lost for good.

I hope Lohan finds a fan who is as honest with her and, as in this movie, as with the rock star, is touched and recovers her balance and stability and we, as audience, gain the benefits that her promise demonstrated in these bubble gum movies.


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