Burke (Ben Foster) is dumped by Allison (Melissa Sagemiller). She then
starts dating obnoxious English boy Striker (Shane West). Burke tries out
for a school play--a rock version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"--just to
near Allison. He's totally unaware that his best friend's little sister
(Kirsten Dunst) is attracted to him. Guess how it turns
Aside from two flashes of nudity and an astounding amount of swearing for
PG-13 movie, this is a cute and harmless teen movie. It's definetely
than writer/director Tommy O'Haver's last film ("Billy's Hollywood Screen
I'll list the bad and good things about this movie:
The bad: Foster is way too nerdy to be likable; West's imitation of an
English accent is hysterically bad; Martin Short is really REALLY
as the school drama coach and some jokes are real groaners.
The good: Dunst is very good and stops the show when she sings "Dream of
Me"; the songs and dances aren't half bad and full of color and energy;
Sagemiller is beautiful and very appealing; West (accent aside) is really
handsome and hunky and dir. O'Haver has a real flair for directing dance &
music numbers--he should really do a musical next.
So--an OK teen film.
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