Jul. 16th, 2012

sub_divided: cos it gets me through, hope you never stop (Default)
Saw this with M. It's really not too bad... if you ignore the ending, aha. Especially the casting for John Tucker is good: at first you are like, what do any of these girls see in this guy? But by the end you are like, hmm, well he is a pretty smooth operator, and he actually likes it when (pretty) girls use him to enhance their own status, for instance by shooting him down. As M said, he is "good in situations." (I like that they cast a biracial-looking guy in this role.)

The casting for Kate, on the other hand, while not terrible, is also not great. A real-life Kate would have much more avoidant and non-confident body language, I think, even if she was pretty (like her mom). Screenwriters decided to show her "superficial/popular" side versus her "natural" side by showing her with straight or curly hair, which is fair enough, but also a lazy substitute for better writing/acting...right?

The ending to this movie is flubbed, though. Here's how it should have ended (behind a cut in case anyone cares about spoilers for a six-year-old teen comedy):

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Sorry for that bit of armchair-writing, I just had to get it off my chest XD.

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