I just j*#ked off in your French toast!! Great parody mish-m
Jason | Backwater, Alabama | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A spoof compilation that plays out like a John Hughes wet dream, Not Another Teen Movie successfully takes a shot at nearly every teen movie ever made. Hilarious from top to bottom, the list of parodied movies and ridiculous subplots reads off like the MTV movie Awards threw up pure awesome.
Jake Wyler (Chris Evans), the rich playboy, most popular guy at John Hughes High is dumped by Priscilla (Jaime Pressly), the head cheerleader [She's All That], for an oddball, artsy loner who has an affinity for filming grocery bags floating in the wind [American Beauty]. As a result, Austin (Olsen), the cocky, rich guy, bets Jake that his rock-star popularity couldn't help him turn just any girl at school into the Prom Queen [She's All That]. Naturally, Austin bypasses the afro-toting albino, the hunchback, and the conjoined twins connected at the head for Janey Briggs (Chyler Leigh), the completely gorgeous but unpopular girl who is overlooked because she has on glasses and paint-covered overalls - also known as the teen movie version of Superman's disguise [She's All That].
Meanwhile, Janey's childhood friend Ricky Lipman (Eric Jungmann) - a social leper who dresses like he's colorblind - is completely in love with Janey [Pretty In Pink], who barely notices him. Similarly (not really), Jake's drug abusing, whore of a sister Catherine (Mia Kirshner) injects herself in the same bet that Jake believes he can't win [Cruel Intentions].
The references come non-stop thereafter. Football sequences hit on Lucas, Bring It On, Varsity Blues (and maybe a bit of Necessary Roughness). There's a hilarious singing montage that is straight out of Grease. A wild party that's part Ferris Bueller's Day Off and part Risky Business. And consistent references to The Breakfast Club, including a great recreation of the library scene. There is even a reappearance of 80s teen queen Molly Ringwold in what we can clearly call the late larval stage of her development, years before the current hot mess that we can only hope is followed by a fourth stage of her metamorphosis, which, in Hollywood, is commonly called plastic surgery.
Even if you don't like these movies, the incredible cast of Lacey Chabert, Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Cerina Vincent, and Mia Kirshner makes it worthwhile.
-Making of Marilyn Manson's "Tainted Love" video with scantily-clad actors from the movie
-Teen Movie Factoids, a take VH1's Pop Up Video take on the common director's commentary, that can be turned on with audio commentary during the movie"