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After her mom's death, Casey pulls away from everyone in her life, including her emotionally distant dad. With help from a magic spell, she tries to bring her mother back from the dead; instead, Casey's words accidentally awaken one of her least favorite toys: a statuesque Barbie clone named Eve. Things get worse when Casey's dad develops a crush on his daughter's living doll.
I didn't expect much from this film so I'll go fairly easy on it.
Tyra Banks gave a surprisingly decent performance, the costume designers did a brilliant job of making Eve's clothes look like dolls clothes (especially in the mall scene) and for a while the messages seemed positive for young girls but then they did the cliche make over bit and there were too many "I'm not like the other girls" type moments.
The last bits of the movie were just awful, it lost all it's cute points. Eve leaves for the most stupid reason ever. Doll sales are put before a truly happy ending. Lindsay Lohan starts hanging out with the same kids who said she should "get over her mums death already". It just became the worst movie with the worst messages. I'm glad I didn't see it as a kid.
It's offensive at points ("Did you see that big woman dancing?!" Not to mention the sexism...) and wholly predictable, but the charm and nostalgia are still there, along with an abundance of quote worthy moments.
With: Matt Jackett, Sam Sevello, Evan Chernov, Alexa Barrett, Annie Beier
Where: Metcalf study lounge on computer
How old is Tyra Banks now, seriously?!
I remember watching this when I was little.
For the course of the film's running time we see an afraid young girl come to terms with profound loss by watching an inflated plastic doll with the body of a supermodel attract amorous attention from all who meet her including, of course, Casey's Dad. If there is a moral to be gleaned here, I'm not entirely sure what it is.
Full review here:
This movie was better than it should have been. It was surprisingly enjoyable for a TV movie, and had some decent writing as well.
Bonus: a couple of Evil Dead references that could have made this movie a LOT different...
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