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PLOT SUMMARY: All-girl private school schoolgirls make all-boy private schools compete against each other for their prom dates. One school gets to take them to prom; the other won’t.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): Manipulating whores.

PEOPLE: Alia Shawkat. Really the best reason to watch this movie. Hopefully you remember her as Maebe Funke, George Michael Jr.’s cousin, from Arrested Development. While Michael Cera was busy making Superbad, this is what Alia was busy making. Bummer.

The chick who plays Victoria from Twilight is in this.

QUIRKS: Low-grade highschool comedy.

VISUALS: Schoolgirls.

SOUNDTRACK: Not really.

WILHELM SCREAM: Yes! Surprisingly! Guy fell down in the hall at school and Wilhelm Screamed.

MORALS: Dudes are horny and will do anything.

POLITICS: Only gender politics.

GOOD STUFF: Making fun of rich kids, private schools, bad breakups.

BAD STUFF: Sometimes I felt like there were TOO many characters. It got confusing. But mostly, it just wasn’t that funny. I think the competitions should have been focused on a bit more. Alia Shawkat should have been used more.

Also… The ending was kind of stupid.

CONCLUSION: It had its moments… It was O.K. Really a waste of time though. Not recommended.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 2.4/5 stars. IMDB: 5.4/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 2/5 stars. IMDB: 5/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 5.1/10 (pretty much what we rated it), Netflix: 2.9/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 2.7/5 stars–Netflix was at least right in realizing that we’d like this one less than average).

RECOMMENDATION: Arrested Development completists … stay away.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Two competing schools? That’s never been a plot in any movie ever!

OTHER REVIEWS: TINY review. Substantive favorable review.Mood: neutral
Music: Circle Jerks – Shining Through The Door