From the studio that brought you the smash hits FREAKY FRIDAY and THE PRINCESS DIARIES, CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN stars Lindsay Lohan (FREAKY FRIDAY) in a hip and hilarious coming-of-age comedy for the whole fam... more »ily! When the always dramatic Lola (Lohan) and her family move from the center of everything in New York City to the center of a cultural wasteland in suburban New Jersey, she feels her life is simply not worth living! But no matter who or what gets in the way, Lola won't give up on her life's ambition: to be a star! In a crowd-pleasing movie treat bursting with music, dance, and excitement, Lola's fun-filled adventure won't be glamorous or easy, but it might just show her that real life could exceed even her wildest dreams!« less
Christine B. from LONGVIEW, WA Reviewed on 3/21/2014...
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie less than five hours ago, and not surprisingly, Lindsay Lohan has caught my attention with her incredible acting talents, and the way she seems to flow into the characters she plays! Anyway, this is how the movie goes, but I might not be 100% sure at some parts, since I've only seen the movie once:Fifteen year old Mary Cep, (She calls herself Lola, because she says that evers since she was five years old, she knew 'Lola' was her true name) and her single mother and two younger sisters move from NYC to New Jersey. As if it isn't hard enough adjusting to a new suburbal town and new school, a group of those pretty, popular, snobby girls we all love to hate won't get off Lola's back from the day she arrives. Luckily, she meets a new friend (I forget her name) who is a very wholesome, good girl, and together, they both embark on adventures of a life time, such as meeting their all time favorite rock star, and even having coffee with him! Lola fulfills her dream of being a famous actress by the end of the movie, and as you can predict, the snobby gang gets backfired in shame and humiliation! It's a very predictable movie, but it's entertaining and attention trapping, nontheless. I reccomend seeing it, mostly for a mother and daughter day out, from ages nine to fifteen. Enjoy!"
I was also a one-time teenage drama queen!
Mark Twain | 08/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is one of the best tween comedies to come out in years. The title is brilliant, the poster is very cute, and Lindsay Lohan does not disappoint with her acting. It's a simple story and the plot is almost nonexistant, but it is told in a unique and very clever away.
Overall, I really enjoyed the film, but two things bothered me. It would have been nice for some of the lesser characters to have been fleshed out, especially Lohan's love interest, who is just not given enough to do. I couldn't understand why they liked each other or how they got together at the end. His character had no purpose and only seemed to be there to have the 'needed' love interest. Doesn't work! Also, the musical number near the end of the film seemed to come out of nowhere, and only to promote Lohan's CD. It was a cheap shot and didn't work and ALMOST, but not quite, ruined what is an otherwise top-notch entry in forgettable tween comedies.
I think the reason the film ultimately succeeds is because of Lohan's character Lola (Real Name: Mary), who is very fun and likeable. Her view of life is a great one and I am sure the drama queen in all of us can relate to her exaggerated way of thinking. Lohan brings charm and sass to the role and makes her character very special. Lola is one of the most wonderful cinematic characters I have encountered and she truly made the film rise above-average.
Add the always wonderful Carol Kane, Glenne Headly, Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly), and Alison Pill (Pieces of April) to the mix, and you have a winner. This was truly a nice change of pace."
Lindsay Lohan shines, but deserves better script.
Angelica Verst | South Carolina | 07/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lindsay Lohan is a splendid actress who made the remakes of THE PARENT TRAP and FREAKY FRIDAY really special. She tries with her same talent and charm in this, but can't save the movie from being ultimately just a bit stupid. One hopes this doesn't represent her wave of the future. Hopefully she'll go on to get better roles rivaling those first two mentioned. This movie just dwells a little too much on the obsession of her age group with a band called Siddarthur, that is breaking up and causing everyone to think their world is ending. Siddarthur is a fictitious band, I suppose. Is it meant to be a pun on Siddharta? Anyhow this films features Lohan's character's and her friend's adventures as they roam New York City trying to get to Siddarthur's last concert. Meanwhile, back in her suburban school, Lohan's character is trapped in a grudge match with the school bully as to who will play the lead in the class play. Some things work themselves out in various ways, but some opportunities are missed, and a bit too much of it is more silly than entertsaining."
Decent family-oriented fare, could have been better
Jed Shlackman | Miami, FL United States | 07/15/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the type of movie that belongs on TV. Lindsay Lohan is multi-talented and charismatic as "Lola" who feels like a fish out of water when her mom moves from NY to NJ. She wants to be the drama queen in more ways than one, and engages in making up stories to impress peers in her new town. The drama instructor character is a bit annoying, and the battle for acceptance among teenage girls is becoming a cliche. The music in the film is OK (Lohan sings multiple songs, and this movie features another cover version of Bowie's "Changes," recently included in Shrek 2) while the whole storyline about Lola and her not-dead dad and the Sid-Arthur concert are like something from a TV comedy show or TV movie. This movie is aimed at a young audience and it shows. That said, this movie is fine for what it is, but it could have aspired to more, especially at the end where things are wrapped up too quickly."
A. Rains | Currently trapped in Maine | 03/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was not a bad movie. It just wasn't a great movie. The story is cute and formulamatic. It is a no brainer. I just can't help thinking there could have been something more. The depiction of high school girl's obsessions with superstars was humorous and right on. Still I don't think I ever really liked Lola, the main character. I didn't find myself rooting for her to win. I didn't really care what happened though I predicted it early on.
If you are in the mood for light and fluffy fare this movie is for you. If you are looking for a movie that says something this is certainly one to avoid."