[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Popularity is nice. Popular girls are not.
Nerdy teenager Denis Cooverman (Paul Rust) harbors a secret crush on Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere), the hottest girl in high school. During his graduation speech, Denis lets the cat out of the bag and declares his love for Beth, who, instead of dissing Denis, shows up at his house later that day and promises to show him the time of his life.
This was actually not as awful as I expected to be. I mean, it started off really awful, and continued (less) awful until the end, but I was expecting it to be even more awful than it actually was. It's still shit, just so we're clear.
It's your average shitty American Pie rip-off, with just another unlikable and unrelatable nerdy guy who somehow manages to get the hottest chick in his school, who happens to be a bitch but in reality she's really caring and sweet? Yeah, if this type of girl existed, there would be no single guys nowadays, so I guess we can call it bullshit.
Acting was bad, writing was bad, and most of the jokes fell…
Still love me?
No. No I do not. The movie is made competently and everything, but the humor is straight out of a mediocre network sitcom. They introduced one moment that was interesting for the characters but did absolutely nothing with it.
Paul Rust and Hayden Panettiere do the best they can, but they just can't magically make mediocre dialogue come out hilarious. If the film was better or worst I could write more about it, but as it is you can only say a film is mediocre so many ways.
3rd part of a mini-marathon revisiting movies with an average guy (or a loser) getting along/getting it on with a hottie.
I've never quite fully embraced Chris Columbus, although he's certainly been onto something quite a few times down the line. I Love You, Beth Cooper is a return to 80's theme, and as such a return to the heydays of Chris (The Goonies, Gremlins and The Adventures in Babysitting). Sadly quite a few things are stuck in the 80s quality-wise as well--and I'm not thinking of the good stuff that makes us say stuff like "They don't make them like that anymore" whenever we revisit some of the golden 80's teen-movies. In all fairness Larry Doyle (writer of both…
Bland and ironically passionless. Everyone involved appears to be sleepwalking.
Hayden Panettiere what are you doing?
I miss "Save the cheerleader... save the world!"
A tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy, that plays on the movie trope of the golden period of life in the last year at high school. It takes half a step beyond the cliche to make the point that for some kids high school wasn't fun, but doesn't rarely strays beyond the safe zone of high school comedies.
Whats not to love
Well this is a typical teen movie affair, but the inclusion of more characters than the hero, girl, and the other guy that wants the girl, is a nice addition. The cast is a bunch of no-names (besides Hayden Panettiere) but they all do a god job portraying their characters. Its kind of insane, and over the top at times, but its all in good fun. Nothing spectacular, but nothing to underwhelming. It's an extremely average film.
I need someone to explain to me why this is supposed to be worse than other movies like this. I'm sure someone will. Half a star off for not really taking advantage of Paul Rust's abundant comedic gift. That can be better appreciated on hundreds of podcast appearances. Do some digging.
well, this movie got some terrible reviews. I was expecting a terrible movie, but it's no worse than any other movie like this, and it was even sweet in what I thought was a realistic way. I thought the movie was even a little believable- not tied up so neatly at the end. And beating the bully in a towel fight? Beautiful! One thing I also really liked was that the main character didn't undergo some dramatic change to make his character less nerdy or more attractive- and Beth Cooper didn't completely stop being reckless and condescending (until maybe the very end). I wasn't even completely convinced by the end that the main characters were going get together again at…
6/10: It has its funny moments. Love the references to other movies.
This is a disappointment considering I loved the book so much. Soon as I heard that Hayden Panettiere Was staring as Beth Cooper I knew it was doomed. I thought in the hands of Chris Columbus this could be decent but this is studio chis Columbus not early screenwriting whiz Chris Columbus the man behind YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES.
Basically that is what is wrong with the film the cast is just strange. But I can’t blame Mr. Columbus Totally since the screenplay is written by the author of the book. Who initially had the idea to write this as a screenplay but when there was no interest decided to write is as a book to garner more interest and low…
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