[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.
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.
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…
Since the heyday of the so-called parody movies of the 70's and 80's, the undisputed kings of this genre, the ZAZ team and Mel Brooks, have either stopped making them or retired altogether. What we're left with in the modern era are the Friedberg & Seltzer movies, which consist mostly of throwing random film references juxtaposed with other random film references and hoping that the contrast elicits some kind of laugh from the audience. By adding a relatively vague genre prefix to the word "movie", the duo has been churning out their brand of joyless, jokeless slogs for the better part of a decade. What's even more baffling is that these movies are guaranteed hits, costing little to make and earning…
I'm not in the least bit ashamed to say that I love this movie.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i watched this movie
Wasn't randy Quaid in this?
Wasn't this the movie about the guy who couldn't start the slow clap before someone else?
Wasn't this the one with the guy singing Jamie's got a gun?
Wasn't this the one that ended in the Cliché airport/Bus station?
If so, NEXT
a strong contender for the worst film i've ever seen.
Thought it was worth it for watching Paul "creepy indie prince" Dano having to endure making comedy faces, then I realized it wasn't Paul Dano but some dude who just looked like him.
Never felt more betrayed in my life.
"Freeze Bitch" made me laugh :-)
I hate stupid spoof films like this but this was quite funny. I recognised a few of the films they were trying to do and some of the guests from real teen movies were cool. A simple film you dont need to pay much attention to.
I'm going to go on a bit of a spoof movie binge and I'm starting with one that is one of my all time favorites and I think is criminally overlooked. I feel that this one is written off by name alone, since ending your parody movie with the word "Movie" is absolute poison these days. The thing that sets NATM apart though, is that it's actually super funny. It doesn't go the route of merely making a bunch of obvious references and ignoring actual comedy. The references are there, for sure, but they are affectionately used. They come from a place of caring about the genre they are mocking. Instead of heartless jabs, it offers up legitimate criticism of the coming-of-age movie in a humorous and real way. Plus, Chris Evans. Come on. There's nothing not to adore.
Why do I love this movie so much? I've seen it three times and still haven't tired of it. I mean, really, it's a ridiculous movie.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- Pulp Fiction
- Dead Snow
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris