[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Not Another Teen Movie
They served you Breakfast. They gave you Pie. Now we’re gonna stuff your face.
On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.
The last 10 years have seen Chris Evans become one of the most famous movie stars in the world, but the ungodly box office success he’s enjoyed as a cog in the Marvel machine amounts to little more than a gilded consolation prize for a career that peaked as it soon as it began. Fortunately for Evans, he doesn’t seem to know that.
In a recent interview with the Wrap, Evans was asked to reflect on Not Another Teen Movie, the 2001 comedy that provided his big break. Self-deprecating but careful not to sound ungrateful, Evans laughed at the thought of his first leading role: “The movie had me stick a banana in my ass, it wasn’t exactly some highbrow…
I continue to say this is one of the best parodies ever. I will forever fight for this movie to be recognized as a masterpiece.
Mr. T makes me laugh so damn hard in this.
Compared to similar parodies movies in the past decade or so, this is a god-damn masterpiece. Extremely funny, even if it isn't exactly "smart". But then again, I really hope you don't go into this expecting an intelligent movie.
Oh, and I died at all the American Beauty gags and the musical number as well. Too funny.
The teen movie genre has always been an unusual beast of at times laugh out loud, gross out comedy and romantic, life affirming schmaltz, with the occasional witty undercurrent of bite. Not Another Teen Movie, in attempting to spoof a great many of those styles and invert the tropes of a very specific genre, has something of a difficult task. Providing pastiche when it comes to earnest, dated John Hughes movies is one thing, but how do you really mock a genuinely funny movie like American Pie without looking a touch desperate? Joel Gallen's movie doesn't quite have the answer to that and while it reaches for the lofty, Zucker brothers style of slapstick, visual gags and silly wordplay, it…
With all the shitty parody movies, if you want to call them that, like Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans, and all the crap over the last several years Not Another Teen Movie sadly either gets lost or in the mixed or even worse gets thrown in with all of those shitty Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer movies. What a disservice.
The truth of the matter is that Not Another Teen Movie actually is a good parody movie who's jokes do hit the right spot more often than not. It also shows a love and respect for the source material that it parodies unlike those shitty Friedberg and Seltzer which are obviously only out to make a quick buck…
Unrated Director's Cut.
As silly and meta as I like my parodies.
The film that introduced us to Captain America, and where I was properly smitten by Mia Kirshner and her naughty schoolgirl look. She's a complete fox!
Leigh, Pressley, and Evans all give great performances. I was laughing most of the time.
A truly underrated comedy. I highly recommend it.
To recap what we kind of touched on in class, I do believe that Not Another Teen Movie exposes and criticizes the various stereotypes and typical tropes found in a majority of movies in the teen genre. However, I also think that it almost plays right back into them by using these tropes in an entertaining way. By adding in subtle (and not so subtle) critiques of stereotypes continuously throughout various scenes, this movie opts to bring to light a lot of politically incorrect views and insensitive norms that are very commonly found. Some of the critiques include racist, sexist, and economic stereotypes that the kids all take past in and exploit. For example, a couple of the prejudice norms…
It gets that extra half star for that shot of Chris Evans. You know the one I mean.
I can't believe he's captain America now wow. I'm so glad he's protecting us
We watched the entire thing in Spanish. No subtitles. Nothing.
Not another teen movie was making fun of every typical teen movie out there. In not another teen movie they take scenes from multiple different teen movies and exaggerate them and make fun of them. For example the popular rich guy making a bet that he can make the poor ugly girl, which in this movie isn’t even the worse girl in the school a prom queen. They got this whole idea from the movie clueless. But in this movie they had girls that where connected by the head, a girl that was an albino hippie and a girl with a hunched back so girls that were a little exaggerated. Then you have the one freshman that all he wants…
Not Another Teen Movie is a typical "teen movie" in every way. It has sex, drugs, raunchy comedy and most important it has rebellious teens. Most people see this film as a teen film parody, however it's more than that. It's screaming out what is wrong with teen films and how every teen film has there stereotypes that they play into. It put an end to the classic teen film.
Another thing that Not Another Teen Movie does is make teen films seen unrealistic. So many times the nerd gets like in American graffiti or two teens find love and end up loving each other happily ever after like in Dirty Dancing. These aren't realistic realities for most teens. Not…
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.