Variations on a High School Romance (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 September 2010 (USA)
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Four years in the lives of five high school students and the trials and tribulations they face while falling in love and growing up.


Nicholas Zebrun


Nicholas Zebrun (written for the screen by)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chelsea Collins Chelsea Collins ... Jennifer Taylor
Ben Garcia Ben Garcia ... Todd Madero
Katharine Franco Katharine Franco ... Melissa Wyler (as Joy Ingram)
Mark Spears Mark Spears ... Will Peterson
Samuel Threatt Samuel Threatt ... Sean Thornton
Jessy Wise Jessy Wise ... The Teacher
Mario Young Mario Young ... Dion Coulouris
Nicholas Zebrun ... Greg Zeller
David Paul David Paul ... The Teacher's Boyfriend / Narrator
Boris Grishenko Boris Grishenko ... Greg Zeller - Age 7
Jeremy Rovny ... Will Peterson - Age 7
Lauren Money Lauren Money ... The Girl who Slaps Greg
John Escuedero John Escuedero ... The Driver's Ed Instructor
Rene Sarradet Rene Sarradet ... Group #1 - The Prep
David A. Conrad David A. Conrad ... Group #2 - The Average, Everyday, Ordinary Student


Four years in the lives of five high school students and the trials and tribulations they face while falling in love and growing up.

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Based on a love story


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated






Release Date:

8 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jennifer See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Black and White | Color (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


It is never revealed what subject the Teacher is actually teaching. During some scenes she appears to be writing history notes, while other times literature notes, and still other times French notes. Nicholas Zebrun and Jessy Wise made a conscience effort to keep the Teacher's subject ambiguous so as to focus more on the character and what she represents to Todd. See more »


In the opening tracking shot where Will goes to buy a drink from the vending machine, the camera operator can be seen briefly in a passing window. See more »


Narrator: This story is about High School. It is a story based around the authoritarian regime that all schools impose and that we'll concentrate on later in the narration. This story began on a day not terribly dissimilar from this one. In room 419, Mrs. Parson's chemistry class was dissecting a frog. In the woman's gym class, a freshman girl got her period for the first time and left school early. In AP English, a frank and honest discussion was had about the merits of genius and the benefits of being ...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credit sequence, just after the credit for music supervisor is shown, the character of Greg turns off a car radio (and turns off the credits) to ask if they must continue to listen to the music. The character of Will says that they must and turns the music (and the credits) back on. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some versions of the film omit the 10-minute long rant about soccer moms, etc. and replaces it with an extended scene of Melissa showing Greg the good grade on her test. All in all this version runs about 8 minutes shorter than the original. See more »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Decca Record Company Limited
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