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PLOT SUMMARY: A high school president is ousted from his post, creating social upheaval.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Embezzlement and school shootings lead class president to be falsely committed to a mental hospital.

PEOPLE: Written by South Park production assistants, directed by a newcomer. Starring Mischa Barton as the hottest chick in the school, and Reece Thompson as geek reporter cum popular kid who outed the class president as the SAT thief. Lesser roles are filled by more well-known actors, with Michael Rapapport (the movie Special, the movie Push, True Romance, Boston Public) as a coach, and Bruce Willis as the principal. Also, minor characters Chrissy Moore (played by Gabrielle Brennan) and Ms. Smart (Emily Brownell) were both in the not-so-great Brutal Massacre:A Comedy. Melonie Diaz (Funke’s “boss” at the paper) was in Be Kind Rewind.

QUIRKS: High school journalism. Social order upheaval. SAT cheating. Conspiracy.

MORALS: Don’t trust high school seniors.

CONCLUSION: This could have been a better movie, but actually seemed a bit confusing to us at the time, and was somewhat disappointing. It did not live up to it’s 7.1/10 IMDB rating.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10.
The native public rating for this movie is Netflix: 3.0/5 stars (3.6/5 stars for people who rate like me), IMDB: 7.1/10.

RECOMMENDATION: If you like high school comedies that are also crime movies, here is a decent — but not great — entry into the category.

CAROLYN’S EXPLANATION, FULL OF SPOILERS: Because it was my 2nd movie in a row that night, and we were doing shots — I was at my attention limits. A little confused at how everything went down, I asked Carolyn, who re-explained the plot to me again: [highlight for spoilers] Basically, the chick was cheating on the president with the vice president. All of the officers were raveled up in this plot to move money around for the drug-selling business… except the president. They started changing the SAT scores so the smart kids were failing and so they’d invest in the drugs… I think they stole the tests and put them into the president’s locker because he was getting too close to finding them out or something, so they wanted him out of the picture and the VP to be president instead…. I didn’t quite understand..

Mood: hungry and needing to pick up dry cleaning
Music: Dethklok – I Tamper With The Evidence At The Murder Site Of Odin