Not Another Teen Movie (2001) – Encore Review


“[to Jake] All I said was, “I’m pretending to whisper a big secret in your ear, so Jake here thinks that I’m telling you a big secret, which will cause him to break into a hysterical confession where he actually reveals… a big secret. Thus confirming everything I just whispered in your ear.”” – Austin

Number of Times Seen – 3 times (19 Aug 2002, 16 Nov 2017 and 20 Jul 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Parody film of 80’s and 90’s teen sex comedies that finds an unpopular girl wishing she could have the most popular boy in school fall in love with her.

My Take on it – This is a film that I watched a few years back and was fine with the memories that I had of it.

I was invited to be a podcast discussing the movie, so I decided to rewatch it in order to fully refresh my memory of things.

I actually enjoyed watching this much more this time around probably due to the fact that I looked at it with eyes of a movie by minute podcaster.

The story itself fits within the normal trope of movies of this genre and they do a wonderful job finding things to make fun of the whole way through.

The characters and situations are perfectly set up and for anyone who is very familiar with the canon of films in the genre, there is truly a goldmine of jokes, puns and parodies to seek out here.

They do take things a bit too far in certain scenes, but still manage to keep it fun the whole way through.

The story tho is a mess because it’s just a hodge-podge of ideas from numerous teen movies blended together.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The filmmakers couldn’t get the rights to use footage from She’s All That (1999) so they shot the scene with two different people (on the library set) and made the TV blurry so you couldn’t tell. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (upgrade from original review)

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